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MUST SEE VIDEO: Sen. Kerry Takes Strong Stand on Climate Change at Sec. of State Confirmation Hearing

MUST SEE VIDEO: Sen. Kerry Takes Strong Stand on Climate Change at Sec. of State Confirmation Hearing | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Sen. John Kerry: I will be a passionate advocate on this not based on ideology but based on facts and science, and I hope to sit with all of you ...

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Groups Initiate Federal Court Battle to Stop Illegal Coal Pollution

Groups Initiate Federal Court Battle to Stop Illegal Coal Pollution | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — Despite all this additional compelling evidence of ongoing contamination from the coal fired power plant in Asheville, government regulators still did very little to stop the pollution.

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Coalition Denounces Gov. Cuomo's Proposed Elimination of Clean Water Standards for Industrial-Scale Dairy Operations

Coalition Denounces Gov. Cuomo's Proposed Elimination of Clean Water Standards for Industrial-Scale Dairy Operations | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

RIVERKEEPER — “New York’s clean water laws are in place to protect its precious lakes, rivers and streams...

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Fracking and Farmland

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OHIO ECOLOGICAL FOOD & FARM ASSOCIATION — “Farmers' livelihoods depend upon the integrity of the soil, clean water and pollution-free air."

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Largest Unified Protest in Northeast Against Tar Sands Begins Today

Largest Unified Protest in Northeast Against Tar Sands Begins Today | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

350.ORG — Thousands of people from across Ontario, Quebec and New England will assemble in dozens of cities and towns across the region from Jan. 23 to Jan. 26 for the biggest cross-border tar sands protests the region has ever seen ...

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Coal Exports Would Lock in Catastrophic Climate Change

Coal Exports Would Lock in Catastrophic Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE AUSTRALIA — A new global study has named Australia’s export coal proposals as the world’s second largest fossil fuel expansion, threatening to lock in worst-case projections of global warming ...

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Warren Buffett, Coal and Renewable Energy

Warren Buffett, Coal and Renewable Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SIERRA CLUB — Today, the Sierra Club and Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Company announced a landmark settlement that requires the Iowa utility to phase out coal burning at seven coal-fired boilers, clean up another two coal-fired boilers and...

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Cancer-Causing Chemicals Used in 34 Percent of Reported Fracking Operations

Cancer-Causing Chemicals Used in 34 Percent of Reported Fracking Operations | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SKYTRUTH — Recognized carcinogens are used in one of every three hydraulic fracturing operations across the nation—according to industry self-reporting ...

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Point of No Return: Renewables or Fossil Fuels?

Point of No Return: Renewables or Fossil Fuels? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL — The world is clearly at a Point of No Return. Either replace coal, oil and gas with renewable energy, or face a future turned upside down by climate change ...

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Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy in the Environmental Justice Movement

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy in the Environmental Justice Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTH FIRST! — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in addition to his many other achievements, helped “plant the seeds” for what would become our nation’s now-thriving “environmental justice movement ...

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ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration

ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DESMOGBLOG — Unlike for his first Inauguration, Obama has chosen to allow unlimited corporate contributions to fill the fund-raising coffers of the entity legally known as ...

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Mercury Treaty Finalized: Will it Reduce Global Emissions?

Mercury Treaty Finalized: Will it Reduce Global Emissions? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — On Jan. 19 in Geneva, Switzerland, the text for a global mercury treaty was agreed and finalized. But many environmental advocates remain concerned that the treaty is not likely to reduce global releases of mercury into the ...
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How Climate Change is Damaging the Great Lakes

How Climate Change is Damaging the Great Lakes | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THINKPROGRESS — The impact climate change has on the five lakes—Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario—will have serious implications for aquatic life, as well as high economic costs for communities ...

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200,000+ Comments Delivered to DOE Criticizing Economic Study on Natural Gas Exports

200,000+ Comments Delivered to DOE Criticizing Economic Study on Natural Gas Exports | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SIERRA CLUB — The coalition’s comments emphasize that liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports would lower wages and employment in the U.S., while enriching energy companies by billions of dollars, including ...

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Fighting Unregulated Fracking in California

Fighting Unregulated Fracking in California | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY — California law applies safeguards and disclosure requirements to any underground injection carried out by the oil and gas industry, the lawsuit points out, and fracking clearly involves injection.

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Are America's Nutrition Professionals in the Pocket of Big Food?

Are America's Nutrition Professionals in the Pocket of Big Food? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD DEMOCRACY NOW! — The largest trade group of nutrition professionals—the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—has a serious credibility problem.

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Climate Change: How to Tackle the Most Pressing Challenge Facing Humanity

Climate Change: How to Tackle the Most Pressing Challenge Facing Humanity | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA — President Obama vowed action on climate change in his historic inaugural speech, warning that
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Pennsylvania Fracking Wastewater Likely to Overwhelm Ohio Injection Wells

Pennsylvania Fracking Wastewater Likely to Overwhelm Ohio Injection Wells | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — The total amount of fracking wastewater from natural gas production in Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale region has increased by about 570 percent since ...

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Groups Demand Fracking Chemical Info

Groups Demand Fracking Chemical Info | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTHJUSTICE — In an effort to help protect the public from exposure to toxic chemicals, environmental and health groups went to court today to ask a judge to require the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to disclose information about...

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Last Day to Submit Comments or Sign the No Coal Exports Petition

Last Day to Submit Comments or Sign the No Coal Exports Petition | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — The comment period for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT), near Bellingham, WA, runs through today.

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Energy in Depth Goes Undercover at Fracking Rally

Energy in Depth Goes Undercover at Fracking Rally | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTHWORKS — The industry would try and have you believe they would never misrepresent who they are, that they would never go under cover for their own benefit. Except ...

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President Obama: You Have the Power to Set this Country's Course

President Obama: You Have the Power to Set this Country's Course | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — President Obama today in his second inaugural address gave a rallying cry for Americans to join together and make the changes we need to ...

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President Obama Commits to Tackling Global Warming in Inaugural Address

President Obama Commits to Tackling Global Warming in Inaugural Address | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Minutes ago, President Obama concluded his second inaugural address. In his address he acknowledged climate change and the need for the U.S. to lead in the transition to ...

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How Factory Farming Contributes to Global Warming

How Factory Farming Contributes to Global Warming | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

RONNIE CUMMINS — Factory farms aren’t just a disaster for the environment. They’re also ruining our health. A growing chorus of scientists and public health advocates warn that ...

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States' Renewable Energy Policies Under Attack by ALEC, Heartland Institute and Koch Brothers

States' Renewable Energy Policies Under Attack by ALEC, Heartland Institute and Koch Brothers | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS — States’ adoption of renewable energy standards has considerably driven clean energy advances in recent years. Nonetheless, conservative attacks on state renewable energy standards are on the rise ...

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