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Fifth-Generation Farmer Shares His Success Raising Pigs Sustainably and Antibiotic-Free

Fifth-Generation Farmer Shares His Success Raising Pigs Sustainably and Antibiotic-Free | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ONEARTH — Today, through our cooperative effort with brands Heritage Foods and Fork in the Road, we have built a profitable vertically coordinated production, marketing and distribution system.

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Government Report Exposes Lack of Preparedness for Nuclear Emergency

Government Report Exposes Lack of Preparedness for Nuclear Emergency | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NUCLEAR INFORMATION AND RESOURCE SERVICE — The GAO warned that by failing to account and plan for the actual numbers of people who would evacuate in a nuclear emergency ...

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Fact vs. Fiction: How Renewables Outshine Fracking

Fact vs. Fiction: How Renewables Outshine Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

JAY WARMKE — But just how real is this fracking boom when compared with other developments within the energy industry—specifically the exponential growth of renewable energy ...

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Cleveland City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Ohio's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Laws

Cleveland City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Ohio's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Laws | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Last night, Cleveland City Council voted unanimously, 17-0, on an emergency ordinance, Resolution No. 13, supporting energy efficiency and renewable energy, and urging Governor Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly to preserve Ohio’s cost-saving energy efficiency and renewable energy laws.

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The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic with a Floating 'Ocean Cleanup Array'

The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic with a Floating 'Ocean Cleanup Array' | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

5 GYRES — The solution to this problem isn’t elegant, and there exists no silver bullet. The first step in solving the problem is to personally lower your plastic consumption.

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Court Victory for Opponents of Fracking in California

Court Victory for Opponents of Fracking in California | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY / SIERRA CLUB — Today, a federal judge has ruled that the Obama Administration violated the law when it issued oil leases in Monterey County, Calif., without considering the environmental impacts of hydraulic...

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California Sea Lion Strandings Alarm Scientists

California Sea Lion Strandings Alarm Scientists | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION — Since the beginning in January 2013, dramatically-elevated strandings of California sea lion pups have been observed in Southern California. NOAA reported that strandings are increasing in ...

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Climate Change Puts the Squeeze on Wine Production

Climate Change Puts the Squeeze on Wine Production | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL — What we’ve learned about wine has important implications for agriculture, climate change and conservation in general.

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Investors Recommend Sustainability Disclosure Requirements for Global Stock Exchanges

Investors Recommend Sustainability Disclosure Requirements for Global Stock Exchanges | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CERES — A group of investors today announced a Consultation Paper with recommendations for integrating sustainability disclosure requirements into listing rules for U.S. and global stock exchanges.

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Youth Explorers Embark to North Pole to Bury Time Capsule for Save the Arctic Campaign

Youth Explorers Embark to North Pole to Bury Time Capsule for Save the Arctic Campaign | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL — The trekkers are carrying with them a time capsule that contains a declaration with 2.7 million signatures calling for the Arctic to be made a global sanctuary. They plan to lower the capsule and ...

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Green Festival NYC April 19 - 21

Green Festival NYC April 19 - 21 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREEN FESTIVAL — A joint project of Green America and Global Exchange, Green Festival is a non-profit event going strong for over ten years with over a million attendees nationwide. The NYC event is once again expected to draw ...

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Growing Green Awards: Healthy Food Coming to a Corner Store Near You

Growing Green Awards: Healthy Food Coming to a Corner Store Near You | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ONEARTH — Lack of access to affordable healthy food is a problem that plagues cities and towns across the country. In many of these communities, families depend on corner stores as a ...

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Gasland's Impact on the Explosive Growth of the Anti-Fracking Movement

Gasland's Impact on the Explosive Growth of the Anti-Fracking Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Three years later, anti-fracking activism has grown into a full-fledged national movement. Its members are diverse, ranging from homeowners displaced by the shale gas industry's harmful activities, to farmers ...

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Sally Jewell Confirmed as Next Interior Secretary

Sally Jewell Confirmed as Next Interior Secretary | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — The U.S. Senate yesterday confirmed Sally Jewell as the next secretary of the Interior Department. The REI chief executive, nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Ken Salazar, won confirmation by ...

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How Obama's Budget Will Impact the Environment

How Obama's Budget Will Impact the Environment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Today, President Obama released a budget proposal for fiscal year 2014.  In the proposal, he calls for ending billions of dollars in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry...

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Local Foods Bill Will Provide Healthy Food and Create Jobs

Local Foods Bill Will Provide Healthy Food and Create Jobs | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE COALITION — The legislation addresses production, aggregation, processing, marketing and distribution barriers that limit growth in local and regional food markets. The bill also makes ...

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Renewable Energy Provides 82 Percent of All New U.S. Electrical Generating Capacity in First Quarter 2013

Renewable Energy Provides 82 Percent of All New U.S. Electrical Generating Capacity in First Quarter 2013 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COALITION — According to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources accounted for 82 percent of all new domestic electrical...

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Groups Petition DOE to Revise Out-of-Date Policy for Approving Natural Gas Exports

Groups Petition DOE to Revise Out-of-Date Policy for Approving Natural Gas Exports | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SIERRA CLUB — The LNG export applications now before the DOE will significantly alter the shape of American energy policy if granted even in substantial part, and have the potential to make the U.S...

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Coalition Launches Keystone XL 'All Risk, No Reward' TV Ad

Coalition Launches Keystone XL 'All Risk, No Reward' TV Ad | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ALL RISK, NO REWARD COALITION — The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will run through America, but does not benefit America. Based on the State Department’s Environmental Impact Statement, the pipeline will create only 35 permanent jobs.

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Arkansas Spill: Another Red Flag Exposing the Dangers of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Arkansas Spill: Another Red Flag Exposing the Dangers of the Keystone XL Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ROBERT REDFORD — Keystone XL would bring nearly ten times as much tar sands crude as the Pegasus pipeline through American communities and waters. It is not in our nation's best interest to ...

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Manatees Dying in Record Numbers from Toxic Algal Bloom

Manatees Dying in Record Numbers from Toxic Algal Bloom | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE — 2013 is shaping up to be a particularly deadly year for the endangered Florida manatee, whose population is estimated at around 5,000 animals.

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Dirty Energy vs. Clean Energy in the Race to Power Off-Grid Energy Markets

Dirty Energy vs. Clean Energy in the Race to Power Off-Grid Energy Markets | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SIERRA CLUB INTERNATIONAL — A war is shaping up that pits an entrenched, aging and uncompetitive fossil fuel industry against a young, innovative and increasingly competitive set of renewable energy technologies.

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Is the Keystone XL Pipeline the 'Stonewall' of the Climate Movement?

Is the Keystone XL Pipeline the 'Stonewall' of the Climate Movement? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TOMDISPATCH — Bill McKibben: Still, let’s put things in perspective: Stonewall took place in 1969, and as of last week the Supreme Court was still trying to decide if gay people should be allowed to marry each other.

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Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts

Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ERIK HOFFNER — That’s all good advice, and one hopes that the estimated 1,660+ land trusts across all 50 U.S. states will follow the lead of the 558 Land Trust Alliance member trusts that report being invested in this work.

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Why You Need to Ditch Dryer Sheets

Why You Need to Ditch Dryer Sheets | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WOMEN'S VOICES FOR THE EARTH — Unfortunately, dryer sheets can contain some harmful chemicals—including hidden fragrance chemicals that lots of people are sensitive to—that vent off into the air we breath and rub off on our clothes and then onto ...

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