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Do You Live in One of the 32 States That Has Been Fracked?

Do You Live in One of the 32 States That Has Been Fracked? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — The progress report contains a lot of interesting information, but one particular map caught my eye. The map shows that fracking has occurred in more states than ...

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What Will Be the Outcome of the Mercury Treaty Negotiations?

What Will Be the Outcome of the Mercury Treaty Negotiations? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — Public interest groups are highly concerned that the treaty is still heading towards one that will not decrease global mercury emissions. The current treaty provisions offer only vague options for ...

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Industry Consultants Warn Frackers: Do Not Underestimate the Global Anti-Fracking Movement

Industry Consultants Warn Frackers: Do Not Underestimate the Global Anti-Fracking Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TRUTHOUT — The bitter battle over fracking has gone global, and according to pro-business consultants, the oil and gas industry has every reason to be concerned ...

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New Garbage Patch Discovered in the South Pacific Gyre

New Garbage Patch Discovered in the South Pacific Gyre | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

5 GYRES INSTITUTE — Scientists from The 5 Gyres Institute have discovered the first evidence of a “garbage patch,” an accumulation zone of plastic pollution floating in the South Pacific subtropical gyre.

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Why Canadian Tar Sands are the Most Environmentally Destructive Project on Earth

Why Canadian Tar Sands are the Most Environmentally Destructive Project on Earth | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — But tar sands bitumen is a semi-solid hydrocarbon. In fact a barrel of bitumen contains 24 percent more carbon than a barrel of conventional light oil ...

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States Turn Their Back on Renewable Energy

States Turn Their Back on Renewable Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — In the last week, two states—Virginia and Ohio—moved forward on policies that would significantly reduce statewide renewable energy projects. These two states show clear examples ...

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Two More Cities Ban Plastic Bags

Two More Cities Ban Plastic Bags | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ENVIRONMENT CALIFORNIA — This important step forward for Cupertino and Glendale shows yet again that local communities can achieve lasting victories for ocean and environmental health ...

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EPA Annual Report Shows Increase of Toxic Chemicals to the Environment

EPA Annual Report Shows Increase of Toxic Chemicals to the Environment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTHWORKS — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identified the metal mining industry as the nation’s largest toxic polluter. The metal mining industry reported the release of 1.9 billion pounds of ...

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Enter the #DontFrackNY Video Contest

Enter the #DontFrackNY Video Contest | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ARTISTS AGAINST FRACKING — Yoko Ono: We need the talent and power of creative people to show how dirty and dangerous fracking is. We need to shine a light on the blatant propaganda of the oil and gas companies ...

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Mercury Negotiations Underway to Finalize Global Treaty

WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — The Global Mercury Assessment shows that about 200 tonnes of mercury are deposited in the Arctic annually and that mercury levels are continuing to rise despite emissions reductions in ...

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Idle No More—Think Occupy, But With Deep Deep Roots

Idle No More—Think Occupy, But With Deep Deep Roots | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

BILL MCKIBBEN — The choices that Native people make over the next few years will be crucial to the planet's future—and Idle No More is an awfully good sign that the people who have spent the longest in this place are now ...

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New York’s Fracking Process is Broken

New York’s Fracking Process is Broken | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
PAUL GALLAY — Fracking is too big, too risky and too important to get wrong. Thankfully, Governor Andrew Cuomo still has the chance to do the right thing. He can just say no to fracking, based on ...
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Scientists Call on President to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

Scientists Call on President to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

350.org — The Obama Administrations has promised action on climate change but if Keystone XL is approved, the Administration would be actively supporting and encouraging the growth of an industry which has demonstrably serious effects on climate ...

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Governor Kasich’s Commitment to Renewable Energy in Doubt

Governor Kasich’s Commitment to Renewable Energy in Doubt | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ENVIRONMENT OHIO — Governor Kasich has been ambiguous regarding his support for renewable energy as far back as his campaign for governor.

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What the FDA Isn’t Telling Us About GE Salmon

What the FDA Isn’t Telling Us About GE Salmon | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — The FDA’s risk assessments are noteworthy, not for what they do tell us, but for what they don’t.

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How to Power 100 Percent of the World's Electricity by Solar

How to Power 100 Percent of the World's Electricity by Solar | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND — A new report released on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit today, shows that even if all electricity is to be generated through renewable energy sources, and with solar photovoltaics alone, it would take up only...

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Activists Rally to Stop Repeal of Virginia Clean Energy Law

Activists Rally to Stop Repeal of Virginia Clean Energy Law | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CHESAPEAKE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK — “Two things are clear today: Cuccinelli’s legislation would effectively kill our clean energy law, and people across Virginia are having none of it ...

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Climate Concerns are Key in Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

Climate Concerns are Key in Keystone XL Pipeline Debate | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

PEMBINA INSTITUTE — While the oilsands industry lacks a credible plan to do its share to manage the growing greenhouse gas emissions associated with oilsands production, oilsands producers have ambitious plans to triple production from ...

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European Agency Finds Insecticide Unacceptable Danger to Bees

European Agency Finds Insecticide Unacceptable Danger to Bees | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

BEYOND PESTICIDES — The European Food Safety Authority yesterday presented its report which finds that the neonicotinoid class of insecticides poses unacceptable hazards to bees ...

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45 Day Hunger Strike Against Keystone XL Pipeline and Valero Comes to an End

45 Day Hunger Strike Against Keystone XL Pipeline and Valero Comes to an End | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TAR SANDS BLOCKADE — The small, predominantly Latino community of Manchester is the most polluted neighborhood in Texas, with Valero responsible for most of the pollution. Instead of working to reduce emissions, Valero plans to bring tar sands to ...

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Confidential Report Shows EPA Folded Under Pressure from Oil and Gas Industry

Confidential Report Shows EPA Folded Under Pressure from Oil and Gas Industry | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — “It is unconscionable that the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with safeguarding our nation’s vital natural resources, would fold under pressure to the oil and gas industry ...

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Why the World's Largest Companies are Investing in Renewable Energy

Why the World's Largest Companies are Investing in Renewable Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND — With discussions focusing on renewable energy at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi this week, a recently-released report shows that most of the world’s largest companies aren’t waiting on governments to embrace...

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Black Carbon Larger Cause of Climate Change Than Previously Assessed

Black Carbon Larger Cause of Climate Change Than Previously Assessed | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE — The assessment confirms that black carbon causes significantly higher warming over the Arctic ...

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Let’s Stand Up for Our Right to a Healthy Environment

Let’s Stand Up for Our Right to a Healthy Environment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DAVID SUZUKI — Although the idea of a constitutional right to a healthy environment is gaining support, it does have its detractors, including some government and industry insiders ...

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Deepwater Horizon: 1,000 Days Later

Deepwater Horizon: 1,000 Days Later | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA — It has been 1,000 days since the BP-operated oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, gushing millions of barrels of crude oil into a body of water that supports countless ecosystems and economies ...

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