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U.S. Solar Market Grows 76 Percent in 2012

U.S. Solar Market Grows 76 Percent in 2012 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION — With another record-breaking year, solar is the fastest growing energy source in the U.S., powering homes, businesses and utility grids across the nation. The Solar Market Insight annual edition shows ...

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Keystone XL Already an Export Pipeline

Keystone XL Already an Export Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — Research has shown that the pipeline’s major purpose is not to provide oil for the U.S., but to serve as an export pipeline fueling international markets.

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Exposing the 'War on Coal' Charade

Exposing the 'War on Coal' Charade | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA — Following the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, conservative media are once again claiming that the Obama administration's U.S. EPA has waged a “war on coal.” But that narrative ignores how natural gas has outcompeted coal, and why the long-overdue Clean Air Act regulations on coal are necessary in the first place. Here’s what the public should know, as told in charts and graphics.

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The Promising Future for Solar and Wind Energy

The Promising Future for Solar and Wind Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE — Worldwide, the 2012 investment total in clean energy was the second highest ever, and five times that of 2004 ...

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Don't Frack My Mother

Don't Frack My Mother | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ARTISTS AGAINST FRACKING — The artists of Artists Against Fracking worked together to create this music video for Don’t Frack My Mother, Sean Lennon’s very own anti-fracking anthem. This is the perfect time to ...

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Fracking: What's That Smell?

Fracking: What's That Smell? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MICHAEL BRUNE — Natural gas boosters like to claim that it is a climate-friendly energy source, supposedly because it's not as dirty as other fossil fuels. That's like saying it's safer to be attacked with a knife than a gun ...

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Where Has All the Ice Gone?

Where Has All the Ice Gone? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE — The race is on between disappearing ice, which is melting faster than predicted, and reductions in carbon emissions, which is happening slower than hoped.

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HOT WATER: 'Erin Brockovich of Uranium' Exposes the Toxic Legacy of Nuclear Power

HOT WATER: 'Erin Brockovich of Uranium' Exposes the Toxic Legacy of Nuclear Power | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

HOT WATER — The film follows the investigative journey of Liz Rogers, the “Erin Brockovich of Uranium,” as she travels around the nation examining the legacy of uranium mining, atomic testing and the creeping danger of contaminated waste in the...

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Thyroid Abnormalities Found in Children Downwind from Fukushima

Thyroid Abnormalities Found in Children Downwind from Fukushima | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

HARVEY WASSERMAN — Thyroid abnormalities have now been confirmed among tens of thousands of children downwind from Fukushima. They are the first clear sign of an unfolding ...

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How Crowdfunding Lowers the Cost of Solar Energy

How Crowdfunding Lowers the Cost of Solar Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE — There are a number of different solutions in development that will help lower interest rates associated with solar PV financing. But crowdfunding excites me for one main reason: it’s here now.

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PART III: Calling for Reinforcements from Behind Enemy Lines in the Fight Against Keystone XL

PART III: Calling for Reinforcements from Behind Enemy Lines in the Fight Against Keystone XL | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MICHAEL BISHOP — I am amazed by the lack of understanding about this project by the general public and even more amazed that people in other parts of the country are so focused on the...

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Environmental Justice and the Keystone XL Pipeline

Environmental Justice and the Keystone XL Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK — As is evident in the SEIS, environmental racism is rearing its ugly head once again. These systems of colonial domination and the trampling of Aboriginal treaty rights, continues ...

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Five Ways the FDA Has Failed Consumers on Genetically Engineered Foods

Five Ways the FDA Has Failed Consumers on Genetically Engineered Foods | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION — Who is the FDA really looking out for? Hard to believe it’s the U.S. consumer ...

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Republicans Announce Bill to Force Approval of Export Pipeline

Republicans Announce Bill to Force Approval of Export Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

BOLD NEBRASKA — The Keystone XL pipeline threatens American homes, farms and ranches with tar sands oil spills and the extreme weather effects of worsening climate change. It raises oil prices. It derails continued growth in ...

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350 Action Endorses Markey for U.S. Senate for His Opposition to Keystone XL

350 Action Endorses Markey for U.S. Senate for His Opposition to Keystone XL | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

350 ACTION — “Science tells us it’s hotter now than at any time over the past 4,000 years. If we don’t act, future generations will pay for our mistake. Rep. Markey knows that projects like Keystone XL are a step in the wrong direction."

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Koch Brothers Continue State-by-State Attempts to Stifle Growth of Renewable Energy

Koch Brothers Continue State-by-State Attempts to Stifle Growth of Renewable Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE — While Koch Industries has deployed its own lobbyists to compliment the effort, the brothers who lead the company have tapped into their broader national network to aid the fight against clean energy in Kansas ...

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Groups to Obama: Take a Timeout on Natural Gas Exports

Groups to Obama: Take a Timeout on Natural Gas Exports | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SIERRA CLUB — In light of these risks and the deficiencies of the DOE’s oversight and review process to date, the group letter urges the Obama Administration to thoroughly study and diligently address the economic, environmental and trade ...

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Coalition Acts to Protect Longmont’s Constitutional Right to Ban Fracking

Coalition Acts to Protect Longmont’s Constitutional Right to Ban Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTHWORKS — "Rather than sue communities acting to protect their public health, industry and the state should be addressing legitimate community concerns by putting the public’s health before industry profits."

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Coal Kills

Coal Kills | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

INDIA BEYOND COAL — The emissions are a result of India’s growing dependence on coal for growth. With plans to dramatically increase power capacity generation through coal, the number of premature deaths is ...

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Family Farmers Ask FDA for More Time to Analyze New Food Safety Rules

Family Farmers Ask FDA for More Time to Analyze New Food Safety Rules | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE — More than 270 organizations, food businesses and farms requested an extension last week of the comment period for two major proposed food safety rules. The groups seek ...

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Hickenlooper Not the Only Government Official Trying to Frack Colorado

Hickenlooper Not the Only Government Official Trying to Frack Colorado | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GARY WOCKNER — The Colorado BLM has stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy over the past year proposing fracking in three areas of the state ...

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Greedy Lying Bastards: New Film Exposes Climate Denial Machine

Greedy Lying Bastards: New Film Exposes Climate Denial Machine | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DESMOGBLOG — Greedy Lying Bastards chronicles the dirty money trail from tobacco companies paying for fake experts to attack the science linking cigarettes and cancer, through to the modern day equivalent of oil companies paying fake experts ...

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FRACKING (With a Nod to Dr. Seuss)

FRACKING (With a Nod to Dr. Seuss) | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ELIZABETH HUDETZ — Water is in short supply ... Not much falling from the sky ... Don't need fire in our sinks ... Just need something SAFE to drink ...

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EPA Accused of Violating Clean Water Act Through Approval of Corexit in BP Gulf Oil Cleanup

EPA Accused of Violating Clean Water Act Through Approval of Corexit in BP Gulf Oil Cleanup | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DESMOGBLOG — So from the start, it was glaringly obvious that both the EPA and BP knew that Corexit was the wrong choice, but chose to go with it anyway because it could make BP a little extra cash on the side ...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Coast Guard Over Onging Oil Spill

Waterkeeper Alliance Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Coast Guard Over Onging Oil Spill | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — “We filed this suit to stop the spill and lift the veil of secrecy surrounding Taylor Oil’s eight-year long response and recovery operation."

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