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Polluting Paradise

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — The things we take for granted have become a constant frustration for a people who aren't asking for much. Will they have to abandon the homes they've ...

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FOIA-Matic: A Tool for Pollution Response Transparency

FOIA-Matic: A Tool for Pollution Response Transparency | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SKYTRUTH / LOUISIANA BUCKET BRIGADE— To help citizens find out how the Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency responded to pollution reports, we are proposing FOIA-matic, a new feature to be added to ...

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The Insurance Costs of Carbon Pollution

The Insurance Costs of Carbon Pollution | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT — But a groundbreaking new study by Ceres, a global advocate for sustainability in leadership whose Investor Network on Climate Risk manages $11 trillion in assets, reveals that most insurers aren’t preparing for climate...

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President Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act

President Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD DEMOCRACY NOW! — For the past year, family farm advocates and legal experts have fought to stop the Monsanto Protection Act, another special interest corporate giveaway that fundamentally undermines ...

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Activist Climbs Flagpole Outside Refinery Office, Hangs Banner Denouncing Investment in Keystone XL

Activist Climbs Flagpole Outside Refinery Office, Hangs Banner Denouncing Investment in Keystone XL | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TAR SANDS BLOCKADE — Today’s protest, from activist Perry Graham, is in response to a recent announcement by LyondellBasell’s CEO Jim Gallogly that they were “just finishing up” a $50 million upgrade to increase the Houston Refining facility’s...

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More Than Honey: How Dwindling Bee Populations Impact Global Food Supply

More Than Honey: How Dwindling Bee Populations Impact Global Food Supply | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — For over a decade, the bee population has dwindled, baffling scientists worldwide. And for an insect that is responsible for two-thirds of the world’s food source, their disappearance could ...

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President Obama, Stop the Monsanto Protection Act

President Obama, Stop the Monsanto Protection Act | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD DEMOCRACY NOW! — The so-called "biotech rider" was included in budget legislation that won final approval from the House, avoiding a shutdown of the federal government on March 27, when the current funding was set to expire. The provision was slipped into the ...

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Hold Your Senators Accountable on Their Dirty Oil Vote

Hold Your Senators Accountable on Their Dirty Oil Vote | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION — While the vote is meaningless and the final decision on the pipeline remains with President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, these senators need to be held accountable for their irresponsible misuse of the...

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The Last Ocean: Have You Heard of Toothfish?

The Last Ocean: Have You Heard of Toothfish? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — The secret is getting out and THE LAST OCEAN is a documentary chronicling a team of dedicated scientists as they fight to protect the sea from international fishing fleets searching for the elusive and tasty...

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Dateline TV Producer Tested for Chemicals—What She Finds Will Shock You!

Dateline TV Producer Tested for Chemicals—What She Finds Will Shock You! | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — Hopefully, with last night’s coverage on Dateline, more people will be wary of all the chemicals we are being exposed to through our common everyday products.

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Canned Dreams

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — The real story isn’t how the pork or beef or tomatoes make it into the tin can being mined by a Brazilian mother, but of the people involved with the production and how, while separated by national borders,...

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Apple Makes Progress on Path to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Apple Makes Progress on Path to 100 Percent Renewable Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE — Apple is growing its facilities that store your music, photos and videos at a rapid pace, and those buildings, called data centers, use massive amounts of electricity. Because of pressure from hundreds of thousands of ...

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World Water Day: 10 Facts You Probably Don't Know About Water ... But Should

World Water Day: 10 Facts You Probably Don't Know About Water ... But Should | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE EAST ASIA — We live on a wet planet, and without that water we would not be able to survive. But in places like China where I live, industries such as textile facilities are pumping a nasty cocktail of toxic chemicals into ...

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Rafea: Solar Mama

Rafea: Solar Mama | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — As luck would have it, Rafea is given a chance to travel to Barefoot College in India to participate in a program that trains illiterate women to become solar engineers.

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Global Scandal

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Global Scandal | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND — Removing these subsidies would reduce carbon pollution by 13 percent. This would be a major step toward reducing the world’s carbon footprint.

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Campaign Kicks Off to Ban Fracking in Michigan

Campaign Kicks Off to Ban Fracking in Michigan | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

COMMITTEE TO BAN FRACKING IN MICHIGAN — In Michigan we have the constitutional power to write our own laws through a ballot initiative and put them before the voters.

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Musicwood

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — The acoustic guitar has been involved in some of the most magnificent recordings ever made. But the quality of sound depends on one thing: the wood. Turns out, the trees that produce it are ...

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VICTORY: Roadless Rule Survives Test of Time Saving 50+ Million Forested Acres

VICTORY: Roadless Rule Survives Test of Time Saving 50+ Million Forested Acres | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTHJUSTICE — Time has run out for the enemies of roadless wilderness. They spent 12 years trying to kill the national law protecting our forests, and Monday a federal district court said ...

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Northeast States Prove Renewables Work in Reducing Carbon Emissions While Growing the Economy

Northeast States Prove Renewables Work in Reducing Carbon Emissions While Growing the Economy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ENVIRONMENT AMERICA — The success that these states are having in limiting pollution, promoting energy efficiency and shifting to renewables should give us the confidence that they can continue to show the nation and the world that it can be done ...

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Fracking vs. Democracy: State Laws Subvert Home Rule and Property Rights

Fracking vs. Democracy: State Laws Subvert Home Rule and Property Rights | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — In short, rules on the books in many states—which take away the public’s ability to protect their own property and neighborhood integrity—actually subvert the very fabric of our democracy.

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Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth: Living in Balance with Nature

Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth: Living in Balance with Nature | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — Keen observers of the modern interplay of economics and nature, they are distraught by the change of weather and the destruction of the Earth.

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Natural Gas Prices Will Skyrocket if Frack Gas is Exported

Natural Gas Prices Will Skyrocket if Frack Gas is Exported | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — The reason for this is simple old economics of supply and demand. At the moment, there is a glut of U.S. gas, driving down prices, but if 20 or 30 percent is exported, this will reduce supply in the U.S.

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Three Bills Seek to Halt California Fracking

Three Bills Seek to Halt California Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY — Given that fracking is inherently unsafe and poses a direct threat to our communities, we welcome legislation that provides for a comprehensive statewide moratorium ...

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Elemental—Three Eco-Warriors, Three Continents, One Commitment to Change

Elemental—Three Eco-Warriors, Three Continents, One Commitment to Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — While our planet is slowly dying, we need heroes to guide us toward saving Mother Earth. ELEMENTAL tells the story of three such individuals as they work to save not only their homelands, but also ...

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Dozens Arrested as Keystone XL Protests Erupt Across the U.S.

Dozens Arrested as Keystone XL Protests Erupt Across the U.S. | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TAR SANDS BLOCKADE — One month after the largest climate rally in U.S. history urging President Obama to deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline’s northern segment, protesters in dozens of cities throughout the U.S.

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