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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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NY Assembly Passes Two Year Fracking Moratorium, Senate Expected to Follow

NY Assembly Passes Two Year Fracking Moratorium, Senate Expected to Follow | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DESMOGBLOG — The bill, if passed by the Senate and signed off by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, would close the state's doors to the oil and gas industry's desire to begin operating in New York's portion of ...

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Ohioans Lobby for Support of Proposed Fracking Legislation at Statehouse Protest

Ohioans Lobby for Support of Proposed Fracking Legislation at Statehouse Protest | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — The groups pressured Governor Kasich and lawmakers to act on key pieces of legislation related to fracking, including an upcoming bill that bans fracking waste from being injected underground.

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Fracking Ban Final in Fort Collins

Fracking Ban Final in Fort Collins | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — The Fort Collins City Council, on a second reading Tuesday night, voted to uphold the fracking ban within city limits by a vote of 5-2. The ban is now final ...

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A Must Read Account of Fracking Colorado

A Must Read Account of Fracking Colorado | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

BE THE CHANGE — Surely, someone, maybe even the governor, should want to know how this staggering transfer of ownership, for that is effectively what an oil lease is, will impact the state’s land, water, wildlife and recreation base.

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PART II: U.S. Marine Battles TransCanada in Court over Eminent Domain for Keystone XL

PART II: U.S. Marine Battles TransCanada in Court over Eminent Domain for Keystone XL | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MICHAEL BISHOP — I then began intensive research on TransCanada and what I found out both frightened me and gave me strength to channel the anger I had at that time. I refused their one offer ...

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150 March in Eugene to Protest Extractive Industries

150 March in Eugene to Protest Extractive Industries | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CASCADIA FOREST DEFENDER — Protesters marched around Eugene and then back to the University of Oregon where Gill emphasized the importance of putting our bodies on the line to stop extractive industries, and how ...

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Does State Department Have Head in the Tar Sands on Keystone XL's Role in Climate Change?

Does State Department Have Head in the Tar Sands on Keystone XL's Role in Climate Change? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ROBERT REDFORD — It is time to take a hard stance on Keystone XL. We need a clear evaluation of the damage to our health and environment that will result from this dirty energy project. And then we need to ...

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Obama Nominates Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary

Obama Nominates Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — President Obama’s expected nominee for Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz, has a history of supporting dirty and dangerous energy sources like gas and nuclear power with polluting partners including ...

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Reality Drop: A New Way to Fight Climate Denial

Reality Drop: A New Way to Fight Climate Denial | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CLIMATE REALITY — It’s time to counter the well-funded denial machine with facts. We shouldn’t give the deniers any more attention than they deserve. But we can’t ignore them either ...

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There is No Planet B

There is No Planet B | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TOMDISPATCH — While protesting that Sunday, I noted one slogan on a number of hand-made signs that struck me as the most pointed (and poignant) of the march: “There is no planet B.” It seemed to sum up ...

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BREAKING: State Department Releases Environmental Assessment on the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline

BREAKING: State Department Releases Environmental Assessment on the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Today, the U.S. Department of State released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement in response to TransCanada’s May 2012 application for the Keystone XL pipeline that would run ...

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Will Newest National Park Be Marred by Oil Drilling?

Will Newest National Park Be Marred by Oil Drilling? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL — As the dignitaries were celebrating Pinnacles’ elevation from a national monument to a national park, the staff at the local San Benito County Planning Department were preparing the paperwork for an application for...

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Ban on Radioactive Fracking Waste Passed by Putnam County, NY Legislators

Ban on Radioactive Fracking Waste Passed by Putnam County, NY Legislators | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION / CRONTON WATERSHED CLEAN WATER COALITION / RIVERKEEPER — A coalition of health and environmental groups gathered in Carmel, New York yesterday following the meeting of the Putnam County Board of Legislators to...

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An Inside Look at Democracy in Action to Ban Fracking in Fort Collins

An Inside Look at Democracy in Action to Ban Fracking in Fort Collins | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

BE THE CHANGE — In fact, almost all the people in the packed council chamber spoke in favor of the ban—maybe 75 to 80 in all. Only five or six spoke against it. One was ...

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An Uncertain Future for African Elephants

An Uncertain Future for African Elephants | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE — Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows—with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized ...

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Tim DeChristopher's Release from Prison Inspires Earth Day Theatrical Release of Bidder 70

Tim DeChristopher's Release from Prison Inspires Earth Day Theatrical Release of Bidder 70 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GATHR FILMS — DeChristopher's case also drew attention from environmentalists, including many who saw him as acting in the name of conservation and climate action. He was...

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A Passage Through Ice

A Passage Through Ice | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THE EXPLORERS CLUB — On, Monday, March 11, at The Explorers Club in New York City and sponsored by EcoWatch, A Passage Through Ice expedition team will share the story of its voyage into the Arctic to follow an undetermined route along the polar...

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New York Times Eliminates Its Green Blog

New York Times Eliminates Its Green Blog | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MEDIA MATTER FOR AMERICA — The New York Times announced late Friday that it will discontinue its Green blog, less than two months after dismantling its environment desk. The paper insists that despite these changes it will ...

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Coalition Denounces Legislation That Would Pave Way for Fracking in Illinois

Coalition Denounces Legislation That Would Pave Way for Fracking in Illinois | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

AMERICANS AGAINST FRACKING - "The people of Illinois are no less deserving of protections than those of New York and Maryland, where caution is the responsible way to approach the raft of unstudied health problems related to hydrofracking ...

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Obama Nominates Gina McCarthy as U.S. EPA Administrator

Obama Nominates Gina McCarthy as U.S. EPA Administrator | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — “If you take a look at what's recently happened with Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative,” McCarthy recently said.

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Offshore Wind Bill Renews Commitment to Clean Energy

Offshore Wind Bill Renews Commitment to Clean Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION — These leaders understand that to support offshore wind development is to support a clean and prosperous future, where job growth is responsible and lasting, and investors are rewarded for putting their money in the...

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Sequester Cuts: How It Will Strain the Economy and Put Americans' Health at Risk

Sequester Cuts: How It Will Strain the Economy and Put Americans' Health at Risk | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DESMOGBLOG — Not only will the sequester cuts put a tremendous strain on our economy as a whole, but the health effects that will result from more pollution and less monitoring will become ...

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Keystone XL: A Choice Between Big Oil or a Sustainable Plant

Keystone XL: A Choice Between Big Oil or a Sustainable Plant | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
BILL MCKIBBEN — There are many climate problems a President can’t solve, but Keystone XL isn’t one of them. It’s a choice between Big Oil and a more sustainable planet ...
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Keystone XL Environmental Assessment Expected Today As Industry Experts Proclaim It an Export Pipeline

Keystone XL Environmental Assessment Expected Today As Industry Experts Proclaim It an Export Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — That Keystone XL will become an export pipeline is getting clearer every day.

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