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New Yorkers Call on Gov. Cuomo to Protect Thriving Tourism Industry from Fracking

New Yorkers Call on Gov. Cuomo to Protect Thriving Tourism Industry from Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NEW YORKERS AGAINST FRACKING — “If Governor Cuomo is serious about creating a thriving tourist industry that continues to grow our economy and upstate jobs then he will realize that fracking is incompatible with that future ...

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BREAKING: Another Coal Export Terminal Bites the Dust

BREAKING: Another Coal Export Terminal Bites the Dust | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

POWER PAST COAL —"This is another huge victory for the people of Oregon and another blow to the coal companies. The evidence is in that dirty coal export plans are not viable in the Pacific Northwest. Now families across ...

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Extreme Energy and Planetary Decline

Extreme Energy and Planetary Decline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TOMDISPATCH — The very definition of success—more middle-class consumers, more car owners, more shoppers, which means more energy used, more fossil fuels burned, more greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere—is also, as it never would have been...

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Community Group Launches Cutting-Edge Project to Test Air Quality for Fracking Chemicals

Community Group Launches Cutting-Edge Project to Test Air Quality for Fracking Chemicals | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CITIZENS FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY — This cutting edge approach to conducting an air baseline project uses backpack air sampling instead of a stationary sampling location. This project will collect ...

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Redefining Progress: How Well-Being and Happiness Depend on a Healthy Environment

Redefining Progress: How Well-Being and Happiness Depend on a Healthy Environment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DAVID SUZUKI — His response was semi-facetious: He said Bhutan’s priority was not the GNP but GNH—gross national happiness. Bhutan’s government has since taken the concept of GNH seriously and galvanized thinking around ...

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The Price of Our Fertilizer Addiction

The Price of Our Fertilizer Addiction | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OTHERWORDS — Meanwhile, fertilizer runs off, polluting nearby waterways. And because fertilizer is made with natural gas—often obtained these days via the extreme drilling process known as fracking—it devastates the environment when it’s ...

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FDA Admits Chicken Meat Contains Arsenic

FDA Admits Chicken Meat Contains Arsenic | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY — Arsenic is commonly added to poultry feed for the FDA-approved purposes of inducing faster weight gain on less feed, and creating the perceived appearance of a healthy color in meat ...

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Tar Sands Disaster: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?

Tar Sands Disaster: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — New reports of tar sands oil-related disasters continue to reinforce that the Keystone XL pipeline is too risky for American families ...

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Big Oil Rakes in Huge First Quarter Profits

Big Oil Rakes in Huge First Quarter Profits | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS — The five biggest oil companies are making tens of billions of dollars in profits, while paying artificially low, ineffective federal tax rates and low royalties for taking and producing oil and gas owned by all...

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Global Environmental Leader: Carmen Osorio Hernandez's Recycling Solutions

Global Environmental Leader: Carmen Osorio Hernandez's Recycling Solutions | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FORD FOUNDATION — With Ford International Fellowships Program support, Osorio traveled to Brazil and completed her degree at Universida de Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Osorio excelled academically and ...

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Echoes of Fukushima: Will Duke Energy Avoid Oconee Nuclear Plant Meltdown?

Echoes of Fukushima: Will Duke Energy Avoid Oconee Nuclear Plant Meltdown? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

PHIL RADFORD — Duke Energy and government regulators have been hiding a not-so-little secret from the people of the Carolinas. Duke's Oconee nuclear power plant—three aged nuclear reactors 30 miles from Greenville, SC ...

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Climate Change Milestone Demands Shift to Renewable Energy

Climate Change Milestone Demands Shift to Renewable Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND — According to scientists, there’s no doubt that human beings are responsible for rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, with most of global climate pollution coming from the energy sector, especially burning fossil fuels ...

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New Yorkers Win Frack Fight at Local Level

New Yorkers Win Frack Fight at Local Level | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTHJUSTICE — Local residents and elected leaders in Dryden, N.Y. are celebrating victory in a closely watched case over local fracking bans. A state appeals court ruled in favor of the towns ...

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Al Gore Tells Obama: Cancel Keystone XL

Al Gore Tells Obama: Cancel Keystone XL | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — “I still hold out hope that he will be as positively surprising in his policy initiatives this year as he was in his speeches ...

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EPA Approves New Pesticide Highly Toxic to Bees

EPA Approves New Pesticide Highly Toxic to Bees | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

BEYOND PESTICIDES — In addition to risks to bees, sulfoxaflor is also classified as “suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential” based on the incidence of tumors and carcinomas in mice and rats ...

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Scientists Warn of Emerging Impacts from Arctic Ocean Acidification

Scientists Warn of Emerging Impacts from Arctic Ocean Acidification | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND — The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, which commissioned the research, said in a press release that the Arctic Ocean

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Mainstream Media Ignores Connection Between Climate Change and Severe Weather, Again

Mainstream Media Ignores Connection Between Climate Change and Severe Weather, Again | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA — The Midwest has experienced near record flooding this spring, resulting in four deaths, extensive property damage and disruptions of agriculture and transportation. Evidence suggests that man-made climate change ...

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Wave of Victories: Shark Fin Trade Bans Reach East Coast

Wave of Victories: Shark Fin Trade Bans Reach East Coast | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OCEANA — "The global exploitation of sharks for their fins is driving many species to the edge of extinction and could wreak havoc on our oceans ...

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Renewable Energy vs. Koch Brothers and ALEC

Renewable Energy vs. Koch Brothers and ALEC | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — What is truly remarkable about U.S.

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Chesapeake Bay LNG Export Terminal: Opposition Concerned for Ecology and Economy

Chesapeake Bay LNG Export Terminal: Opposition Concerned for Ecology and Economy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SIERRA CLUB — A coalition of local, regional and national groups are objecting to the environmental impacts posed by the proposed Dominion Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, saying the project would hurt...

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Gas Rush Stories: Fracking Pennsylvania

Gas Rush Stories: Fracking Pennsylvania | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GAS RUSH STORIES — Two-thirds of Pennsylvania sits on top of Marcellus shale, one of the world's largest shale gas deposits. While some other states and countries are taking their time to figure out how to proceed ...

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Illinoisans Urge Gov. Quinn to Reject Fracking Bill and Pass Moratorium

Illinoisans Urge Gov. Quinn to Reject Fracking Bill and Pass Moratorium | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — Although fracking is not currently taking place in Illinois, HB 2615 would endanger public health by establishing weak standards of operation for ...

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Climate Denying Governor Touts Record Coal Exports

Climate Denying Governor Touts Record Coal Exports | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

JEFF BIGGERS — Within hours of renowned climate scientists announcing a staggering milestone in carbon dioxide emissions, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rolled out the booster wagons for Big Coal and celebrated his state’s five-fold increase in record coal exports.

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Fracking Divide: Simulating Gas Development in Colorado's Wild Wild West

Fracking Divide: Simulating Gas Development in Colorado's Wild Wild West | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SKYTRUTH — While gas wells, roads, pipelines, and other infrastructure could fragment the wilderness of the Thompson Divide, a wide-range of stakeholders and citizen groups have joined together out of concern for this valuable resource.

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Study Links Monsanto's Roundup to Autism, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Study Links Monsanto's Roundup to Autism, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — A new review of hundreds of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate—the major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide—sheds light on its effects within the human body ...

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