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Global Report: Wind Power Surges to New Record

Global Report: Wind Power Surges to New Record | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME — "Wind power may be variable, but the greatest threat to the continued stable growth of the industry is the variability and unpredictability of the politicians who set the frameworks for the energy sector ...

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Powering America: How Solar Energy Creates Green Jobs and Grows the Economy

Powering America: How Solar Energy Creates Green Jobs and Grows the Economy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION —"Today, solar is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, providing good-paying jobs for more than 119,000 American workers ...

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Groups Sue Interior Secretary to Protect California Public Lands From Fracking

Groups Sue Interior Secretary to Protect California Public Lands From Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY / SIERRA CLUB — By opening up this land to oil exploitation, the Obama Administration is putting our air and water at risk of contamination by dangerous fracking chemicals ...

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Fed Up With Toxic Chemicals? Tell Congress to Support Safety Testing in Consumer Products

Fed Up With Toxic Chemicals? Tell Congress to Support Safety Testing in Consumer Products | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WOMEN'S VOICES FOR THE EARTH — Two important pieces of legislation to protect women’s health have been introduced in Congress: The Safe Chemicals Act and the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act ...

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Another Reason to Ban Fracking: Obama Administration Approves Lax Guidelines for Radioactive Exposure

Another Reason to Ban Fracking: Obama Administration Approves Lax Guidelines for Radioactive Exposure | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — When it comes to exposure to radioactive materials, how much is too much? If you’re like most people, or scientists, the answer is probably “any amount.” But the Obama administration ...

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Three Arrested at Court Appearance for Protesting Fracking Infrastructure Storage Site

Three Arrested at Court Appearance for Protesting Fracking Infrastructure Storage Site | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THE FINGER LAKES CLEANWATERS INITIATIVE / COALITION TO PROTECT NEW YORK — More than 150 people packed the Town of Reading Court in New York on April 17 to witness what they believe is a shocking miscarriage of justice.

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Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race?

Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS — The global clean energy sector is undergoing geographic and technological shifts as new markets emerge and renewable capacity grows, according to research released by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Wind Power Opponents May Be Blowing Hot Air

Wind Power Opponents May Be Blowing Hot Air | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DAVID SUZUKI — Opposition to windmills often centers on health effects, but what is it about wind power that causes people to feel ill? According to recent research ...

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Decision Postponed on Fracking Fort Collins

Decision Postponed on Fracking Fort Collins | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CLEAN WATER ACTION — After two hours of complex and confusing discussion, the Fort Collins City Council voted to ...

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Antibiotic in Organic Pears and Apples? No, Says Organic Board

Antibiotic in Organic Pears and Apples? No, Says Organic Board | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — The vote came after a long and controversial debate because some apple and pear growers do not believe they have adequate alternatives to antibiotics. Consumer and environmental advocates urged ...

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Harvard Researchers Connect Climate Change to Higher Skin Cancer Rates

Harvard Researchers Connect Climate Change to Higher Skin Cancer Rates | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

HARVARDSCIENCE — One million skin cancer cases in U.S. annually is rising with increased UV radiation due to climate change ...

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NYC Mayoral Hopeful Calls for Fracking Moratorium

NYC Mayoral Hopeful Calls for Fracking Moratorium | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — At a rally held by New Yorkers Against Fracking today, Public Advocate and NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said, "The eyes of the nation are on New York."

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White House Approves Rollback of Cleanup Standards for Nuclear Incidents

White House Approves Rollback of Cleanup Standards for Nuclear Incidents | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY — The White House has given final approval for dramatically raising permissible radioactive levels in drinking water and soil following “radiological incidents,” such as nuclear power-plant...

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New York's New Abolitionists: The Fight to Stop Fracking

New York's New Abolitionists: The Fight to Stop Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ELLEN CANTAROW — New York isn’t just another state. It has a history of legendary movements, from abolition and women’s suffrage in the nineteenth century to Occupy in the twenty-first. Its environmental campaigns have included ...

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Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops

Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

YES! MAGAZINE — Brooklyn may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of gardening. The dense population and high cost of land means there is precious little space for ...

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Anti-Fracking Activist Sandra Steingraber's Pursuit of a Healthy Environment

Anti-Fracking Activist Sandra Steingraber's Pursuit of a Healthy Environment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — “The biggest obstacle in our way, not to diminish the power of the oil and gas industry, which I fully acknowledge is the wealthiest and most powerful industry on the planet, but it’s really the advanced resignation of the people that...

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Got Aspartame? Dairy Industry's Plan to Add Artificial Sweeteners in Milk

Got Aspartame? Dairy Industry's Plan to Add Artificial Sweeteners in Milk | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD POLITICS — The dairy industry wants to be able to add artificial sweeteners to chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk without saying so on the front panel of the package ...

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Opponents Rally Against Keystone XL Pipeline at State Department Hearing

Opponents Rally Against Keystone XL Pipeline at State Department Hearing | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

BOLD NEBRASKA / "ALL RISK, NO REWARD" COALITION / SIERRA CLUB — Landowners, community leaders, experts and activists gathered in Grand Island, NE with a clear message to State Department on the Keystone XL pipeline: this pipeline is too risky for American families because of its threats to water, land and climate ...

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Growing Green Awards: Renewing Equity and Opportunity in the Local Food System

Growing Green Awards: Renewing Equity and Opportunity in the Local Food System | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ONEARTH — With the goal of creating self-reliant communities through sustainable, community-supported agriculture, South Central Farmers Health and Education Fund is bringing back organically grown fruits and vegetables to the diets, lifestyles,...

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Voice Your Concerns About Keystone XL Pipeline: Six Days Left to Comment

Voice Your Concerns About Keystone XL Pipeline: Six Days Left to Comment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

350.ORG — In a reasonable world, Dr. Hansen's warning would mean game over for the pipeline. But big money has warped the process and the politics surrounding this issue, and so we'll need to push hard on ...

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America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2013

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2013 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

AMERICAN RIVERS — For thirty years, our America’s Most Endangered Rivers report has highlighted urgent threats to rivers and has spurred the public to take action. Through the report, we have helped sound the alarm on hundreds of ...

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Shell's Plot to Silence Protests Against Arctic Drilling

Shell's Plot to Silence Protests Against Arctic Drilling | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

PHIL RADFORD — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California is currently weighing whether Shell has the right to preemptively stop Greenpeace from protesting ...

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13 Spills in 30 Days

13 Spills in 30 Days | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TCKTCKTCK — Moving oil is a dirty business, and never has that been more clear than this past month. Since March 11, the global oil industry has had 13 spills on three continents. In North and South America alone ...

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Waterkeeper Magazine: Climate Wars—Stories from the Frontlines

Waterkeeper Magazine: Climate Wars—Stories from the Frontlines | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WATERKKEEPER ALLIANCE — "Last year was the hottest year on record in the United States,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. writes in his article, Why I Got Arrested at the WhitHouse, that leads off this issue. “More than half the country suffered ...

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Colbert's at It Again, Providing Comic Relief About the Exxon Tar Sands Pipeline Spill

Colbert's at It Again, Providing Comic Relief About the Exxon Tar Sands Pipeline Spill | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Stephen Colbert was at it again Wednesday night on The Colbert Report providing comic relief about the Exxon tar sands pipeline spill which ruptured on ...

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