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Does Climate Change Cause Flight Turbulence?

Does Climate Change Cause Flight Turbulence? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In the past year alone, several studies suggested that flights will become bumpier in the future, in part, because of climate change. Researchers say some occurrences earlier this year might help make that case.

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Australia Becomes First Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax

Australia Becomes First Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The country defied the odds Thursday with a 39 to 32 Senate vote to repeal laws requiring companies to pay for their emissions. The law had been in place less than three years.

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Weather Disasters Caused Nearly 2 Million Deaths, Cost $2.4 Trillion Since 1970

Weather Disasters Caused Nearly 2 Million Deaths, Cost $2.4 Trillion Since 1970 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

According to the WMO’s report, 8,835 climate- and weather-related events took place from 1970 to 2012, ranging from droughts and floods to cyclones and heatwaves. Collectively, they caused 1.94 million deaths, with their aftermaths costing about $2.4 trillion.

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White House Dedicates Millions to Help Cities and States Battle Climate Change

White House Dedicates Millions to Help Cities and States Battle Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The White House’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience met for the fourth and final time Wednesday, emerging with climate-related recommendations to secure the country’s power supply and some its rural areas.

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First-of-its-Kind Map Details Extent of Plastic in Five Ocean Gyres

First-of-its-Kind Map Details Extent of Plastic in Five Ocean Gyres | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

When a research team set sail on a nine-month, worldwide expedition in 2010 to study the impact of global warming on Earth’s oceans, one of their projects was to locate the accumulations of plastic.

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Google and EDF Partner to Map Natural Gas Leaks

Google and EDF Partner to Map Natural Gas Leaks | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Google and the Environmental Defense Fund entered a partnership to track pipe leak risks with innovative online maps.

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New App Tracks Your Carbon Footprint, Compares it to Your Facebook Friends’ Output

New App Tracks Your Carbon Footprint, Compares it to Your Facebook Friends’ Output | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

San Francisco-based Oroeco may have discovered the best way to get people to curb climate change.

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North Texas Town Rejects Fracking Ban

North Texas Town Rejects Fracking Ban | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Denton was on the brink of becoming the first city in Texas to ban fracking, but city council rejected the measure.

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Japan’s Plan to Restart Nuke Plants Ignores Lessons Learned From Fukushima

Japan’s Plan to Restart Nuke Plants Ignores Lessons Learned From Fukushima | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The decision of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) to approve the draft assessment for the two Sendai nuclear reactors in Kyushu is a clear and dangerous signal that Japan’s nuclear village—industry, regulators and government—is deliberately and cynically ignoring the lessons of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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A Nuclear Waste Dump on the Shore of the Great Lakes?

A Nuclear Waste Dump on the Shore of the Great Lakes? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
Is dilution really the solution to pollution—especially when it’s nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal joint review panel it is.
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Are Your Clothes Toxic?

Are Your Clothes Toxic? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Consumers Against Toxic Apparel (CATA) increases awareness and educates consumers about the dangers of toxic apparel, connects the organic apparel community by partnering with organic companies nationwide and creates a resource that allows consumers to save money on their purchases.

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The World Is Going Solar

The World Is Going Solar | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

According to new data released by the Fraunhofer Institute, in the first half of 2014, renewable energy, like solar power, accounted for almost 31 percent of all electricity produced in Germany.

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4 Things You Should Know About Probiotics

4 Things You Should Know About Probiotics | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Probiotics have their place, but adding them to foods that lack natural beneficial bacteria may not make the foods any healthier or even worth consuming.

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Cafeteria Man Fights for Healthier School Food

Cafeteria Man Fights for Healthier School Food | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

What to do about school lunches so bad, one student exclaims, “I ate it because I was hungry and had nothing to eat”?

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10 Healing Herbs and Spices for Optimum Health

10 Healing Herbs and Spices for Optimum Health | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Just adding a few tasty spices to a meal is all that it takes. For those who are not likely to cook, or even learn, this information can be shared with others in the home who are more likely to cook.

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Scientists Confirm Burning Fossil Fuels Significantly Worsens Australian Drought

Scientists Confirm Burning Fossil Fuels Significantly Worsens Australian Drought | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

American scientists have just confirmed that parts of Australia are being slowly parched because of greenhouse gas emissions, which means that the long-term decline in rainfall over south and south-west Australia is a consequence of fossil fuel burning and depletion of the ozone layer by human activity.

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Expose the Dangers of Glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup by Supporting this Indiegogo Campaign

Expose the Dangers of Glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup by Supporting this Indiegogo Campaign | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Roundup is the number one selling herbicide worldwide, due to the increase in the planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crops, which are genetically engineered to withstand multiple applications of the weed killer during the growth cycle.

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Xeriscape Your Yard

Xeriscape Your Yard | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

While we have no choice but to wait for rainfall whenever it comes, how we respond to this crisis is up to us—for example, investments in water efficiency. What is a sound option for our lawns and yards?

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What’s in a Toxic Tampon?

What’s in a Toxic Tampon? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A groundbreaking report produced last year by Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) detailed how the feminine care industry sells products containing unregulated and potentially harmful chemicals, such as pesticides, preservatives, fragrances and dyes.

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10 Scientists Want to Educate Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Climate Change

10 Scientists Want to Educate Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Ten scientists signed a letter addressed to Florida Gov. Rick Scott this week in hopes that he will meet with them to learn about climate change and its impact on their state.

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​How ​Your Tax Dollars Fund Climate Change Denial

​How ​Your Tax Dollars Fund Climate Change Denial | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Though the U.S. government continued sounding the alarm on climate change over the past year, its subsidies to fossil fuel companies grew.

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How Global Warming Worsens Allergies

How Global Warming Worsens Allergies | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
As we change the climate, many of the plants that terrorize us through the allergy season are becoming more pernicious. While a warming climate lengthens the pollen season, increased carbon dioxide is making some allergens more noxious.
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Tell Congress to Expedite Renewable Energy

Tell Congress to Expedite Renewable Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
Add your name to the growing list of people telling Congress to expedite renewable energy. We can transition to a renewable energy future, but Congress needs to pass the legislation to get us there.
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Princeton Professor: We Treat Carbon Like ‘Demonization of the Poor Jews Under Hitler’

Princeton Professor: We Treat Carbon Like ‘Demonization of the Poor Jews Under Hitler’ | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

There must be some secret contest among climate deniers to see who can think of and utter the most ridiculous comments during interviews and debates.

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