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New Documentary Celebrates the Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade

New Documentary Celebrates the Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TAR SANDS BLOCKADE — Blockadia Rising is just the opening chapter in this ongoing movement to stop this pipeline and halt the extraction of the Canadian tar sands, but the blockaders see themselves as a part of a larger struggle against ...

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Stripmining Black History Month

Stripmining Black History Month | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
JEFF BIGGERS — As schools, communities and politicians across the country celebrate Black History Month in February, they will be remiss if their lessons don’t include the coal fields of Fayette County, West Virginia.
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Fracking Our Farms: A Tale of Five Farming Families

Fracking Our Farms: A Tale of Five Farming Families | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION — With hundreds of thousands of fracking wells and waste injection sites in the U.S., it’s likely that our food supply already contains water, plants and animals contaminated with fracking chemicals.

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Organic Valley's George Siemon—A Living Legend in Sustainable Agriculture

Organic Valley's George Siemon—A Living Legend in Sustainable Agriculture | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

STEFANIE SPEAR — I'm inspired by Siemon's ability to engage in food advocacy and policy while at the helm of this highly successful business.

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Day 3: Fracking Pipeline Protest Gains Momentum

Day 3: Fracking Pipeline Protest Gains Momentum | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

STOP THE TENNESSEE PIPELINE — The Northeast Upgrade Project would transport Marcellus Shale gas west to east from fracking wells along Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier. Fracking is ...

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Farmer vs. Monsanto Reaches U.S. Supreme Court

Farmer vs. Monsanto Reaches U.S. Supreme Court | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK — Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court appeared likely to side with Monsanto Co. in its claim that an Indiana farmer violated the company's patents on soybean seeds that are resistant to its weed-killer.

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Groundbreaking Reports Show Fracking is a Risky Short-Term Bubble

Groundbreaking Reports Show Fracking is a Risky Short-Term Bubble | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Hughes and Rogers suggest the fracking boom may be a costly, risky, short-term “fix” for America’s long-term dependency on depleting oil and gas.

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Radical Shifts in Energy Policies Ignite Global Green Economy

Radical Shifts in Energy Policies Ignite Global Green Economy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME — Germany, Kenya and the Republic of Korea, among other states, have set out radical changes in their energy policies to harness the power of renewables, and reinvest in their natural capital ...

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Landmark Study Exposes the Impact of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals on You, Your Family and the Environment

Landmark Study Exposes the Impact of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals on You, Your Family and the Environment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME / WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION — The joint study calls for more research to understand fully the associations between endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)—found in many household and industrial products—and...

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New Satellite Data Confirms Major Arctic Ice Loss

New Satellite Data Confirms Major Arctic Ice Loss | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WUNDERBLOG — ontinued sea ice loss will further increase melting from Greenland, contributing to sea level rise and storm surge damages. Sea ice loss will also continue to crank up ...

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VIDEO: Watch the Forward on Climate Rally

VIDEO: Watch the Forward on Climate Rally | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Yesterday, more than 35,000 Americans traveled to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Watch the more than three hours of live coverage of the event ...

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Direct Action Under Way Protesting Fracking Pipeline

Direct Action Under Way Protesting Fracking Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

STOP THE TENNESSEE PIPELINE — Early this morning, two local youth engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience by locking themselves to the entrance gate of the Delaware State Forest in eastern Pennsylvania which is being used for access by pipeline...

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MUST SEE VIDEO: A Dedication to the Stewards of Our Planet

MUST SEE VIDEO: A Dedication to the Stewards of Our Planet | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — As a very busy news week comes to an end, I thought it would be fitting to post a captivating video. A friend of mine emailed me this video link earlier this week...

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GE Food Labeling Campaigns Gain Momentum Nationwide

GE Food Labeling Campaigns Gain Momentum Nationwide | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — Perhaps the most critical action we can take right now towards creating and sustaining an honest food system is to label GE foods. Once these foods are labeled ...

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Will Climate Hawk Kerry Have the Courage to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Will Climate Hawk Kerry Have the Courage to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THINKPROGRESS — Does this sound like a man who is going to launch his term as Secretary of State approving the expansion of one of the dirtiest sources of fossil fuels in the world? His repetition of the word “courage” makes it sound like ...

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Science Over Politics: Cuomo's Delay on Lifting Fracking Moratorium is Applauded

Science Over Politics: Cuomo's Delay on Lifting Fracking Moratorium is Applauded | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

PHYSICIANS, SCIENTISTS, AND ENGINEERS FOR A HEALTHY ENERGY — We commend you for making this decision especially because it runs counter to some actions taken by the U.S.

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Fracking Goes South: Oil and Gas Industry (and NFL Owner) Lick Their Chops Over Chattanooga Shale

Fracking Goes South: Oil and Gas Industry (and NFL Owner) Lick Their Chops Over Chattanooga Shale | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TENNESSEE RIVERKEEPER — Hydraulic fracturing is expanding in the South. The gas drilling companies are licking their chops over an area known as the Chattanooga Shale which spans across ...

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Fort Collins Bans Fracking as Democracy Comes Alive in Colorado

Fort Collins Bans Fracking as Democracy Comes Alive in Colorado | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GARY WOCKNER — With fracking, threat has bred opportunity, and democracy has come alive in Colorado. While it’s profoundly unfortunate that thousands of homeowners are now threatened with the impacts of fracking, it’s also deeply important ...

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Join in the Earth Day Theatrical Release of BIDDER 70 and Celebrate Tim DeChristopher's Release from Prison

Join in the Earth Day Theatrical Release of BIDDER 70 and Celebrate Tim DeChristopher's Release from Prison | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GATHR FILMS — This Earth Day, Monday, April 22, the day after Tim DeChristopher walks out of prison, we are going to celebrate with a countrywide, simultaneous theatrical screening of the award-winning documentary, BIDDER 70.

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Prevention as Cure: Breast Cancer and the Environment

Prevention as Cure: Breast Cancer and the Environment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND — Breast cancer is largely a preventable disease. To reduce the risks of chemical exposures, we need tests that accurately detect breast carcinogens, and we need policies that demand ...

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BREAKING: Ohioans Shut Down Fracking Wastewater Storage Facility

BREAKING: Ohioans Shut Down Fracking Wastewater Storage Facility | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

APPALACHIA RESIST! — Ohio residents and environmental groups including Earth First! have disrupted operations at Greenhunter Water's hydraulic fracturing or fracking wastewater storage site along the Ohio River in Washington County, Ohio.

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Ban Fracking Campaign, from Ireland to New Mexico

Ban Fracking Campaign, from Ireland to New Mexico | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DRILLING MORA COUNTY — Joining in solidarity with the work of citizens in Ireland, people in New Mexico are getting the message out that they do indeed have the rights to protect their communities from industry's assaults against their pristine ...

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Does the 'Horsemeat Scandal' Have You Thinking Differently About What You Eat?

Does the 'Horsemeat Scandal' Have You Thinking Differently About What You Eat? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL — So while the horse meat issue has created a small earthquake for the food system, we need a seismic shift that will change the current broken food system into a functional one.

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Confirmed: Tar Sands Toxic Liquid Waste Contaminating Local Waterways

Confirmed: Tar Sands Toxic Liquid Waste Contaminating Local Waterways | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE — “For years, we’ve been concerned that toxic chemicals are leaking from the massive tailings lakes into the surrounding water. Governments repeatedly denied this. Now, federal research shows we were right ...

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35,000+ March at Forward on Climate Rally

35,000+ March at Forward on Climate Rally | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

350.ORG — During President’s Day weekend, more than 35,000 people marched to the President's doorstep to support immediate action to contain climate change. People from more than ...

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