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Will Americans Allow Public Water to Be Privatized?

Will Americans Allow Public Water to Be Privatized? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Throughout the meeting, a misleading notion was continually raised that using private capital to fund water systems somehow constitutes an innovative approach to financing. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Corporate Climate Campaign Demands Divestment from Dirty Tar Sands

Corporate Climate Campaign Demands Divestment from Dirty Tar Sands | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Fifty eight organizations, led by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics, released an open letter today demanding that companies take climate action. The letter calls on U.S.

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The True Costs of Cleaning Up Toxic Coal Ash

The True Costs of Cleaning Up Toxic Coal Ash | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A study released today by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) uncovers how energy companies with hazardous coal ash waste disposal facilities could face $100 million per site clean up obligations for contaminated water ...

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Fracking the Streets of London

Fracking the Streets of London | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The madness surrounding Britain’s fracking frenzy reached new heights this morning when London’s Conservative Mayor argued that fracking could take place on the streets of London ...

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President Obama, We Need Climate Action on All Fronts

President Obama, We Need Climate Action on All Fronts | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In recent weeks, we’ve been calling on President Obama to show the “courage of his convictions” when it comes to fighting climate change. In his speech last week, he agreed to take some essential steps in saving our planet ...

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Renewable Energy Will Exceed Natural Gas Use Worldwide By 2016

Renewable Energy Will Exceed Natural Gas Use Worldwide By 2016 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), stating that global power generation from hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources will exceed that of gas and be twice that of nuclear by 2016, is receiving widespread news coverage ...

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130 Groups Call for More Time to Comment on Proposed New Jersey LNG Port

130 Groups Call for More Time to Comment on Proposed New Jersey LNG Port | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Today, 130 environmental and public advocacy groups sent a letter to the Maritime Administration asking that the public be given more time to consider and comment on a propose liquefied natural gas (LNG) port that would be constructed in ...

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The End of Cheap Water

The End of Cheap Water | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The costs of rebuilding our nation’s water infrastructure are jaw dropping: estimates range from $300 billion to $1 trillion needed over the next 30 years. Add in the cost to develop new water supplies, treatment plants and ...

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Obama Administration's Secret Trade Agreements Threaten Food Safety and Promote GMOs

Obama Administration's Secret Trade Agreements Threaten Food Safety and Promote GMOs | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
Designed to grease the wheels of world commerce, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would force the U.S. and other participating countries to “harmonize” food safety standards.
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Renewable Energy Activists Unite Worldwide to End the Age of Dirty Coal

Renewable Energy Activists Unite Worldwide to End the Age of Dirty Coal | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

This weekend, activists showed they would not longer stand by allow the advancement of coal to threaten their futures. Standing together, they called for an end to ...

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Six Arrested Attempting to Block Oil Train to Canada

Six Arrested Attempting to Block Oil Train to Canada | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Yesterday, members of 350 Maine attempted to block a Pan Am train as it passed through downtown Fairfield, aiming to prevent roughly 70,000 barrels of crude oil from reaching the Irving Refinery in New Brunswick, Canada.

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The Resource War Over Pebble Mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay

The Resource War Over Pebble Mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

But a large mineral deposit is located at the headwaters of two of the major rivers that flow into Bristol Bay, and international mining companies are eager to extract the hundreds of billions of dollars in gold, copper and molybdenum ...

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Breaking: In Wake of Obama's Climate Speech, TD Bank to Sell Shares in Keystone XL and Tar Sands Projects

Breaking: In Wake of Obama's Climate Speech, TD Bank to Sell Shares in Keystone XL and Tar Sands Projects | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TD Bank announced today that it will begin selling its shares in Keystone XL and other oil sands related ventures. Citing President Obama's recent statement about denying ...

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President Obama, Act Now to Save the Bees

President Obama, Act Now to Save the Bees | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

According to the concerned groups, EPA has refused to exercise its regulatory power to address the major contribution of these insecticides to bee declines. Instead, the agency has pointed to ...

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Fracking Independence Day

Fracking Independence Day | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The fracking rush in the heartland may have been unleashed by ill-conceived regulatory measures last month, but frontline organizations and citizen groups in southern Illinois are not throwing in the towel ...

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The Friends and Foes of Organic Food

The Friends and Foes of Organic Food | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Organic agriculture protects the health of people and the planet by reducing the overall exposure to toxic chemicals from synthetic pesticides that can end up in the ground, air, water and food supply, and that are associated with health...

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Monsanto’s GMO Policy Infecting All Levels of Government

Monsanto’s GMO Policy Infecting All Levels of Government | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to foreign policy, Congress, state governments, elections and the courts, the feverish politics of genetically modified foods (GMOs) have infected decision making and ...

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Gasland Part II: Our Democracy is On Fire

Gasland Part II: Our Democracy is On Fire | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

"I won’t sit by and watch our democracy burn. On Monday, July 8 at 9 p.m. EST on HBO, I’m going to get the right message out and I hope you’ll join me." - Josh Fox, Director of Gasland & Gasland Part II

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Activists Challenge TD Bank on Keystone XL Investments

Activists Challenge TD Bank on Keystone XL Investments | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

On Saturday, activists from Climate First! entered in succession and without incident two TD Bank branches in Washington, DC, attempting to initiate discussions with the bank about its investments in the Keystone XL pipeline ...

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Energy Efficient Process Discovered to Turn Seawater into Freshwater

Energy Efficient Process Discovered to Turn Seawater into Freshwater | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Seawater desalination with nothing more than a small electrical field? A simple new method of creating freshwater from seawater—that uses far less energy than conventional methods do—has just been developed by ...

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Another Maine Town Passes Resolution Opposing Tar Sands Pipeline

Another Maine Town Passes Resolution Opposing Tar Sands Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Otisfield residents voted overwhelmingly at town meeting Saturday to pass a municipal resolution stating opposition to sending tar sands oil through ExxonMobil’s Portland-Montreal Pipeline, making it the seventh Maine town ...

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Genetically Engineered Crops Trigger Cycle of Superweeds and Toxic Pesticides

Genetically Engineered Crops Trigger Cycle of Superweeds and Toxic Pesticides | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A report released today by Food & Water Watch analyzes the connection between the rapid proliferation of GE crops and affiliated pesticides in the U.S. and the rise of herbicide-resistant “superweeds” ...

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Northeastern States Protest Toxic Fracking Waste

Northeastern States Protest Toxic Fracking Waste | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Opening a new front in the battle over fracking in New York State, citizens in yet another neighboring state—Massachusetts—called on their legislators to ban the processing of fracking wastewater ...

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Fights Over Food Stamps and Commodity Insurance Stall Farm Bill

Fights Over Food Stamps and Commodity Insurance Stall Farm Bill | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Following the Fourth of July holiday, Congress will pick up where they left off and will—for better or for worse—decide the fate of U.S. agriculture for the next five years.

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The Hidden Hazards in Your Laundry Basket

The Hidden Hazards in Your Laundry Basket | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

I’ve used perfume and dye-free laundry detergent for years, not because of any particular sensitivity but because it seemed smart to avoid unnecessary chemicals. And so I wasn’t prepared for the ...

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