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Rhinos in Crisis: Poaching and Illegal Trade Reach Highest Levels in 20 Years

Rhinos in Crisis: Poaching and Illegal Trade Reach Highest Levels in 20 Years | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE — Illegal trade in rhino horns involves highly organized, mobile and well-financed criminal groups, mainly composed of Asian nationals based in Africa. These networks have ...

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Google Shows Commitment to Renewable Energy and Energy Policy Reform

Google Shows Commitment to Renewable Energy and Energy Policy Reform | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL — “Policy reforms” is a key phrase here: Google isn’t content to buy renewable energy for its data centers—it actually wants policies that mean consumers and businesses can use more clean energy and ...

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Fracking Rules Fall Short of Protecting New Yorkers

Fracking Rules Fall Short of Protecting New Yorkers | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

RIVERKEEPER — The coalition concluded that no decision on fracking should be made before environmental and health impacts are fully evaluated and the public’s concerns ...

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Record Air Pollution Levels Hit Beijing

Record Air Pollution Levels Hit Beijing | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — According to the report, Beijing's air pollution went off the charts. The pollution was about 40 times more ...

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New Report Shows Inextricable Link Between Food, Water and Energy

New Report Shows Inextricable Link Between Food, Water and Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GRACE COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION — Food, water and energy systems are inextricably linked, and as recent events like droughts, oil spills and increasing food prices make clear, the U.S. can no longer view these systems ...

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Tell Congress to Expedite Renewable Energy

Tell Congress to Expedite Renewable Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
This petition unites the voices of Americans who demand our leaders take seriously the energy and climate crisis and immediately work to implement the policies to move our country toward a sustainable future...
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Federal Scientists Detail Stronger Evidence of Global Warming in National Climate Assessment

Federal Scientists Detail Stronger Evidence of Global Warming in National Climate Assessment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
ECOWATCH — Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present.
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New Yorkers Deliver Unprecedented 200K+ Comments on Cuomo's Fracking Rules

New Yorkers Deliver Unprecedented 200K+ Comments on Cuomo's Fracking Rules | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ARTISTS AGAINST FRACKING — The overwhelming response by New Yorkers represents the significant concerns residents of the state have about the dangerous natural gas extraction process.

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REGISTER TODAY: Ohio’s Largest Sustainable Food and Farming Conference Feb. 16-17

OHIO ECOLOGICAL FOOD & FARM ASSOCIATION — George Siemon and Nicolette Hahn Niman will keynote at Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference, an event which draws more than 1,100 attendees from across the Midwest ...

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Scientists Call for Common Ground on Climate Change

Scientists Call for Common Ground on Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS — Extreme heat, drought, storms and other weather disasters are increasingly fueled by climate change and affect everyone regardless of political affiliation. Now two scientists ...

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Obama, Suspend Arctic Ocean Drilling

Obama, Suspend Arctic Ocean Drilling | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
ECOWATCH — Suspending Arctic oil and gas activities will provide the time to carefully reassess whether and how offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean is possible or prudent ...
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REGISTER TODAY: Mountain Justice Spring Break

REGISTER TODAY: Mountain Justice Spring Break | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MOUNTAIN JUSTICE SPRING BREAK — Mountain Justice Spring Break is a chance to learn more about how extractive industries like coal, hydro-fracking for natural gas and nuclear energy have sucked billions of dollars in resources from ...

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Clean Water Victory Opens Courtroom Doors in Maryland

Clean Water Victory Opens Courtroom Doors in Maryland | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled earlier this week that a coalition of local and national river advocacy groups have ...

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Unrestricted Natural Gas Exports Could Have Disastrous Effects on U.S. Economy

Unrestricted Natural Gas Exports Could Have Disastrous Effects on U.S. Economy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FRACK CHECK WV — “Unrestricted natural gas exports could have 'disastrous' effects on the U.S. economy. Shipping large amounts of the nation’s newly-abundant resource would result in crippling price hikes ...

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How Organic Farming Contributes to a Sustainable Food System

How Organic Farming Contributes to a Sustainable Food System | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE — Organic farming has the potential to contribute to sustainable food security by improving nutrition intake and sustaining livelihoods in rural areas, while simultaneously reducing vulnerability to ...

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Join 100 Days of Action for Climate Solutions and Clean Energy

Join 100 Days of Action for Climate Solutions and Clean Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SIERRA CLUB — “When our children and grandchildren look back at the climate crisis, what will President Obama’s legacy be? “The American people recognize the impact of extreme weather on their communities ...

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Will 2013 Be a Boom or Bust Year for Renewable Energy?

Will 2013 Be a Boom or Bust Year for Renewable Energy? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL — Renewable energy markets are now at the most critical phase. This is especially true for solar photovoltaic (PV) and onshore wind power, which have become ...

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Fracking the Amish

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ONEARTH — But in the small towns of western Pennsylvania, where many landowners have zero control over the fate of hydrocarbons beneath their property, the battle lines can be ...

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Will the Mercury Treaty Negotiations Reduce Mercury Poisoning Around the World?

Will the Mercury Treaty Negotiations Reduce Mercury Poisoning Around the World? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — We need a mercury treaty that works toward the overall reduction and elimination of mercury pollution ...
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Mercury Rising, Political Will Falling

Mercury Rising, Political Will Falling | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR. / MARC YAGGI — Those of us who care about public health and clean water, must stand strong and shame the spineless diplomats in Geneva into crafting a treaty that truly prevents the devastating environmental and public health...

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Imagine NY Without Fracking

Imagine NY Without Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

YOKO ONO — No amount of regulation can keep these wells from leaking. Please stand up to the fossil fuel industry and save our water, our climate and our state. Let's make New York the Clean Energy Empire State, not the state of dirty fracking ...

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Court Victory on Nukes Creates Transparency on Safety Exemptions at Indian Point

Court Victory on Nukes Creates Transparency on Safety Exemptions at Indian Point | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DEMOS — Brodsky v. NRC is the federal litigation challenging the NRC's practice of issuing...

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The Pipeline President: Obama’s Keystone XL

The Pipeline President: Obama’s Keystone XL | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TOM WEIS — The hour is late, but it is not too late for President Obama to trade out his dead-end “all of the above” energy strategy for a life-affirming green industrial revolution ...

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VIDEO: Pennsylvanians Opposed to Fracking Speak Out to Gov. Corbett

VIDEO: Pennsylvanians Opposed to Fracking Speak Out to Gov. Corbett | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DELAWARE RIVERKEEPER NETWORK — The video shows Gov. Corbett the raw emotions of residents who have suffered from the harmful impacts of fracking as well as those who are concerned about keeping Pennsylvania’s ...

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GLOBAL REPORT: Mercury Levels in Humans and Fish Regularly Exceed Health Advisory Levels

GLOBAL REPORT: Mercury Levels in Humans and Fish Regularly Exceed Health Advisory Levels | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

IPEN — More than 82 percent of human hair samples from eight countries exceeded U.S Environmental Protection Agency reference dose levels of 1.0 ppm. In Thailand, 20 out of 20 individuals living near an industrial site had ...

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