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Wildlife in a Warming World: Confronting the Climate Crisis

Wildlife in a Warming World: Confronting the Climate Crisis | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION — Wildlife in a Warming World: Confronting the Climate Crisis examines case studies from across the country illustrating how global warming is altering wildlife habitats.

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Students to Colleges: Take Our Money Out of Dirty Energy

Students to Colleges: Take Our Money Out of Dirty Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

YES! — Over the last six months, students in the U.S. have launched a new strategy to change the national conversation on climate change and shift political power away from the fossil fuel industry ...

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The Bright Future of Solar Energy

The Bright Future of Solar Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SOUTHERN ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN ENERGY — There were good, bad and ugly things happening in the solar industry in 2012, and though more of the same can be expected in 2013, it may end up being the year that the solar industry evolves out of the growing...

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Southeast Coal Exports: A Climate Shell Game?

Southeast Coal Exports: A Climate Shell Game? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SOUTHERN ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN ENERGY — We must recognize that in increasing exportation of our domestic coal, the U.S. is actually just exporting its carbon footprint along with its coal. Instead of ...

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From Fracking to Cracking

From Fracking to Cracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — Cracker plants are known to emit large amounts of toxic air pollution including nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds, which can contribute to ozone creation and increase airborne particulates.

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China Consumes Nearly as Much Coal as the Rest of the World Combined

China Consumes Nearly as Much Coal as the Rest of the World Combined | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — robust coal demand growth in China is the result of a more than 200 percent increase in Chinese electric generation since 2000, fueled primarily by coal. China's coal demand growth averaged ...

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Tell the FDA: Deny Approval of GE Salmon

Tell the FDA: Deny Approval of GE Salmon | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THE CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE — Sign this petition to tell the FDA to deny the approval of GE salmon. Your name will be added ...

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New Video Explains Climate Threat from Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

New Video Explains Climate Threat from Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — A new video released by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and 350.org explains how the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is a lynchpin enabling the climate intensive tar sands industry to grow unimpeded.

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Ecosystems at Risk as Demand for Wood Products Soars Worldwide

Ecosystems at Risk as Demand for Wood Products Soars Worldwide | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND — By 2050, rising population and demand, as well as an increase in use of wood for bioenergy, could triple the amount of wood society takes from forests and plantations per year, according to ...

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Sandra Steingraber: Next 12 Steps to Stop Fracking in New York

Sandra Steingraber: Next 12 Steps to Stop Fracking in New York | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SANDRA STEINGRABER — I’m calling you, again, to Albany, New York. Twice. Once on Wednesday, Jan. 30 and a second time on Monday, Feb. 4 ...

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Hundreds Rally Against Proposed Tar Sands Pipeline

Hundreds Rally Against Proposed Tar Sands Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL OF MAINE — The rally and march were held to oppose an emerging proposal to send dirty tar sands oil through the 236-mile long, 62-year-old Exxon/Enbridge pipeline across Canada, Maine and New England ...
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Soda Industry Exploits NAACP and Hispanic Federation in Soda Cap Lawsuit

Soda Industry Exploits NAACP and Hispanic Federation in Soda Cap Lawsuit | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD POLITICS — Who knew that Wednesday’s New York State Supreme Court hearing on the lawsuit filed against New York City’s cap on sodas larger than 16 ounces would turn out to be a debate about race relations?

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Congressional Democrats Launch Climate Change Task Force

Congressional Democrats Launch Climate Change Task Force | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Building on President Obama’s inaugural commitment to address climate change, key congressional leaders announced a new Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change that will ...

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Climate Change and the Insanity of Drilling in the Arctic

Climate Change and the Insanity of Drilling in the Arctic | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DAVID SUZUKI — With all we know about climate change and what’s happening in the Arctic, you’d think our leaders would be marshaling resources to at least slow it down. Instead, industry and governments are eyeing new opportunities to ...

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Pennsylvania Fracking Victims Come to New York to Share Their Stories

Pennsylvania Fracking Victims Come to New York to Share Their Stories | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NEW YORKERS AGAINST FRACKING — As the state rapidly approaches the deadline to decide whether to allow fracking to go forward in New York, residents from across Pennsylvania came forward to tell legislators their stories.

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Video: Arrested Development Co-Star Exposes the Coal Export Conspiracy

Video: Arrested Development Co-Star Exposes the Coal Export Conspiracy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE — Alia Shawkat, who co-stars as Maeby in the popular television show Arrested Development, stars in a new video released today by Greenpeace which explains how a plan to ship coal to Asia via the Pacific Northwest will destroy...

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Senate Approves Kerry for Secretary of State

Senate Approves Kerry for Secretary of State | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
ECOWATCH — At a time when neither conflict, economic uncertainty nor environmental disaster respect international borders, our nation’s top diplomat must advance American interests by helping to create a more peaceful, prosperous and sustainable...
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Hawai'i Leads the Way with Cutting-Edge Solar Energy Policy

Hawai'i Leads the Way with Cutting-Edge Solar Energy Policy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTHJUSTICE — This proactive approach to distributed solar is the next evolutionary step toward transforming the grid to enable homes and businesses to produce their own clean power ...

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American Meat: Sustainable Farming vs. CAFOs

American Meat: Sustainable Farming vs. CAFOs | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — American Meat is a solutions-oriented documentary chronicling the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Featuring farmers across America, it takes an even-handed look at animal husbandry.

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Texas Wind and Solar More Competitive Than Natural Gas

Texas Wind and Solar More Competitive Than Natural Gas | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND — As state leaders look for ways to encourage new capacity in the midst of a drought, it’s important to realize that renewable energy is now competitive over the long term with conventional resources.

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Small Solar is a Big Deal

Small Solar is a Big Deal | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SIERRA CLUB INTERNATIONAL — Despite a slight dip in overall clean tech investment, solar continues to dominate and the big area of growth was, you guessed it, distributed generation. That's because ...

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U.S. Gas Flaring Visible from Space as Fracking Industry Booms

U.S. Gas Flaring Visible from Space as Fracking Industry Booms | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — The U.S. is now the fifth worst country for flaring, behind Russia, Nigeria, Iran and Iraq. Not only is this an ecological disaster but also a complete waste of a natural resource.

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Blockade at PA Fracking Site Highlights Risks to Farms and Food

Blockade at PA Fracking Site Highlights Risks to Farms and Food | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
SHADBUSH ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COLLECTIVE — Residents of Western Pennsylvania and friends of Lawrence County farmer Maggie Henry locked themselves to a giant paper-mache pig today in the entrance to a Shell natural gas well site in order to protest...
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Seafood Mislabeling: How Does it Impact You?

Seafood Mislabeling: How Does it Impact You? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OCEANA — Seafood fraud cheats consumers, honest fishermen and everyone else along the seafood supply chain who plays by the rules. By increasing fines for seafood mislabeling ...

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Building a Solar City

Building a Solar City | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ENVIRONMENT OHIO — The level of community engagement by the city on the green plan recommendations is terrific. Cincinnati is choosing a clean energy future and will reap the benefits for years to come ...

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