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Interactive Map Links Climate Change and Wildfires in Western States

Interactive Map Links Climate Change and Wildfires in Western States | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

An interactive tool produced by the group Climate Central illustrates how rising temperatures and reduced snowpack in the western U.S. have corresponded with an increase in wildfires ...

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Ohio Fights Back After Becoming the Nation's Fracking Waste Dump

Ohio Fights Back After Becoming the Nation's Fracking Waste Dump | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Ohio is home to 190,000 of the 680,000 fracking fluid disposal wells nationwide. Last year, more than 14 million barrels of the toxic waste were injected into ...

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Mix of Arsenic and Estrogen Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer

Mix of Arsenic and Estrogen Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

New research concludes that exposure to a combination of both arsenic and estrogen, at levels the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers ”safe” for humans, can cause cancer in prostate cells.

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Republicans Pass House Farm Bill Without Democats or Nutrition Programs

Republicans Pass House Farm Bill Without Democats or Nutrition Programs | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The bill passed without the nutrition title, including the SNAP (food stamp) program and funding for other critical nutrition programs that support families, children, senior citizens and veterans, leading to a controversial vote divided down party...

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New Yorkers Call for Renewables at Anti-Fracking Rally During Cuomo Fundraiser

New Yorkers Call for Renewables at Anti-Fracking Rally During Cuomo Fundraiser | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Residents gathered today to rally against fracking and for renewable energy outside of Gov. Cuomo’s (D-NY) fundraiser in Syracuse, NY. The concerned residents urged ...

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Pennsylvanians Demand Senators Declare Independence from Fracking

Pennsylvanians Demand Senators Declare Independence from Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The rallies, coordinated by local citizens and statewide environmental groups, highlighted key legislators’ continued opposition to a moratorium on fracking, despite growing support in the Commonwealth ...

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Coral Reefs Face Point of No Return

Coral Reefs Face Point of No Return | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

There would be a point at which the resilience and capacity to adapt that must be inherent in corals would be overwhelmed. The conclusion is a bleak one.

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Opposition Escalates Against New Jersey Offshore LNG Proposal

Opposition Escalates Against New Jersey Offshore LNG Proposal | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The citizens’ hearing, organized by Clean Ocean Action, is tonight in Sea Bright, NJ at the Sea Bright Public Beach, 1099 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, NJ 07760 ...

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How to Protest Keystone XL Without Getting Arrested

How to Protest Keystone XL Without Getting Arrested | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Barbara Haws is a Brooklynite, but she was raised in Nebraska. The proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline would pass through her home state, and she’s not happy about it. Her cousins—Nebraska farmers—are ...

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Rules on Toxic Clean Up Chemicals Unclear as New Leak Pours into Gulf of Mexico

As authorities are working closely with the company to monitor pollution response efforts, it is still unclear as to which chemicals can be used to safely clean up fossil fuel spills from offshore drilling.

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Minisink Residents Protest Outside Senator Gillibrand's Office

Minisink Residents Protest Outside Senator Gillibrand's Office | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

For two years, residents of Minisink, a small town in Orange County, home to many organic farms, young families and a large contingent of 9/11 First Responders with health issues, have waged an unusually spirited resistance to a 12, 260 horsepower...

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Holding Polluters Accountable for Stormwater Runoff

Holding Polluters Accountable for Stormwater Runoff | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

When it rains in cities or suburban areas with lots of roads and rooftops, rainwater is unable to soak into the ground. Instead, it flows along the surface where it picks up pollutants like sediment, chemicals, oil, grease ...

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Retire Ronald McDonald and Begin the End of Big Food's Marketing to Children

Retire Ronald McDonald and Begin the End of Big Food's Marketing to Children | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Even if McDonald’s won’t agree to Corporate Accountability International’s demand to Retire Ronald, there are plenty of smaller steps the fast food giant could take right now. For example, Ronald could stop visiting grade schools ...

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Frac-Sand Mining Boom Adds to Growing List of Fracking Dangers

Frac-Sand Mining Boom Adds to Growing List of Fracking Dangers | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

We often think of fracking as mainly using chemicals and water, but the process consumes vast amounts of sand that is injected down wells, helping to fracture the rocks. In turn, this sand mining ...

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25 Years After Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Recovery Plan Still Needed

25 Years After Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Recovery Plan Still Needed | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Nearly 25 years after the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, the recovery plan for long-term natural resource damages sits on a shelf, according to documents ...

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Federal Court Strikes Down EPA’s Biomass Pollution Loophole

Federal Court Strikes Down EPA’s Biomass Pollution Loophole | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

On Friday, a key federal court ruling confirmed that Clean Air Act limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution apply to industrial facilities that burn biomass, including tree-burning power plants ...

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Direct Action Campaigns Worldwide Target Fossil Fuel Industry

Direct Action Campaigns Worldwide Target Fossil Fuel Industry | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

As the summer heats up, awareness is quickly escalating across the world as different direct action campaigns target a common denominator: the fossil fuel industry.

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Increased Frequency of Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells

Increased Frequency of Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The increased rates of earthquakes occurring in the central and eastern U.S over the past few years is a growing cause of concern. Two recent reports delve into the probability of man-made, induced earthquakes ...

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Six Women Scale Europe's Tallest Skyscraper to Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling

Six Women Scale Europe's Tallest Skyscraper to Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Yesterday, climbers from Greenpeace successfully scaled the Shard in London, Europe’s tallest skyscraper, in protest against Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

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Will Congress Act to Prevent Mega-Drought in Colorado River Basin?

Will Congress Act to Prevent Mega-Drought in Colorado River Basin? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“We need to make sure the Colorado River Basin Study is used to combat this imbalance and potential mega-drought–we can hope and pray for rain, but we need to plan for a worst-case scenario that supplies water and protects the river in the 21st Century.”

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European Union Suspicious of Fracking Industry's Empty Promises

European Union Suspicious of Fracking Industry's Empty Promises | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Today, members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee overwhelmingly—51 in favor, 18 against—endorsed a proposal to impose a mandatory Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for all shale gas drilling activities in the European Union (EU).

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Gov. Cuomo Greeted by Hundreds of Anti-Fracking Protestors in Ithaca

Hundreds of residents rallied against fracking and for renewable energy outside of Gov. Cuomo’s speech in Ithaca today with just hours notice of the Governor’s appearance. The concerned citizens urged the Governor ...

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Why is a Major Food Advocacy Group Against Labeling GMOs?

You may have noticed the impressive grassroots movement gathering steam lately over the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Recently ...

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Congressional Leaders Urge State Department to Correct Mistakes in Keystone XL Climate Impact Analysis

Congressional Leaders Urge State Department to Correct Mistakes in Keystone XL Climate Impact Analysis | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Today Rep. Waxman and Sen. Whitehouse submitted a detailed letter to the State Department urging it to correct significant mistakes in the analysis of the climate impacts of the Keystone XL ...

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North Sea Oil Leaks Expose Industry's Inability to Safely Drill in Arctic

North Sea Oil Leaks Expose Industry's Inability to Safely Drill in Arctic | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Greenpeace has warned about new figures showing Britain’s offshore rigs and platforms have leaked oil or other chemicals into the North Sea 55 times over the past month should act as a “reality check” for an industry aiming to drill in the Arctic.

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