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1,500+ New Yorkers Rally Against Fracking at Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State Address

1,500+ New Yorkers Rally Against Fracking at Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State Address | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FRACKACTION — “Fracking will jeopardize the health of millions of New Yorkers. The Cuomo administration’s refusal to conduct a comprehensive health impact assessment is unacceptable ...

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Overfishing Causes Pacific Bluefin Tuna Numbers to Drop 96%

Overfishing Causes Pacific Bluefin Tuna Numbers to Drop 96% | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

PEW ENVIRONMENT GROUP — “These new data show that the population of Pacific bluefin is a small fraction of what it used to be, and is in danger of all but disappearing ...

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Australia on Fire

Australia on Fire | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE AUSTRALIA — Australia has suffered through its hottest day on record, and more heat waves are forecast. If we want to spare our children worse to come, we need to stop creating greenhouse pollution ...

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2012 Officially the Warmest Year On Record

2012 Officially the Warmest Year On Record | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EcoWatch — 2012 marked the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States with the year consisting of a record warm spring, second warmest summer, fourth warmest winter and a warmer-than-average autumn.

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Warmest Year On Record Received Cool Climate Coverage

Warmest Year On Record Received Cool Climate Coverage | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA — In 2012, the U.S. experienced record-breaking heat, a historic drought, massive wildfires in the West, and Hurricane Sandy.

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'Smoking Gun' Research Reveals Tar Sands Cancer Legacy

'Smoking Gun' Research Reveals Tar Sands Cancer Legacy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — There has been evidence stacking up for a while that the tar sands are leaving a lethal legacy. And yesterday’s peer-reviewed study adds to the growing evidence of harm ...

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Damocracy the Movie

Damocracy the Movie | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

INTERNATIONAL RIVERS — Damocracy is a short documentary that exposes the myth of dams as ‘green’ energy through two examples from Amazonia and Mesopotamia. Filmmaker Todd Southgate travels from ...

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Protests Ignite Nationwide Targeting TransCanada's Keystone XL

Protests Ignite Nationwide Targeting TransCanada's Keystone XL | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TARS SANDS BLOCKADE — Today we stand together as representatives of a desperate generation who have been forced into this position by the reckless and immoral behavior of fossil fuel corporations such as Transcanada.

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80+ Groups Challenge Gov. Cuomo to Lead on Climate Change and Protect His State from Fracking

80+ Groups Challenge Gov. Cuomo to Lead on Climate Change and Protect His State from Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — “While we welcome your determination to lead on climate change, we are greatly concerned by indications that you may soon allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York ...

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Family Farmers Continue Fight in Landmark Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Family Farmers Continue Fight in Landmark Lawsuit Against Monsanto | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD DEMOCRACY NOW! — "We don't want their seed. We don't want their gene-spliced technology. We don't want their trespass onto our farms. We don't want their contamination of our crops. We don't want to ...

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Fracking Debate on NY Moratorium

Fracking Debate on NY Moratorium | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DEMOCRACY NOW! — The controversial use of fracking that's behind the country's natural gas boom has met stiff resistance in New York State, where there is a moratorium against the process—but that moratorium could soon expire.

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Bipartisan Senators Call for Investigation of Taxpayer Losses from Coal Exports

Bipartisan Senators Call for Investigation of Taxpayer Losses from Coal Exports | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THINKPROGRESS — Approximately 43 percent of the coal produced in the U.S. comes from public lands managed by the government and owned by all Americans. Public lands are home to some of the richest coal deposits in the nation ...

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Measuring Fugitive Methane Emissions from Fracking

Measuring Fugitive Methane Emissions from Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND — Fugitive methane emissions from natural gas production, transportation and distribution are the single largest U.S. source of short-term climate forcing gases.

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RFK, Jr. and Bill McKibben: Time for Obama to Act on Climate Change

RFK, Jr. and Bill McKibben: Time for Obama to Act on Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

RING OF FIRE — The polling data shows upwards of three quarters of Americans are now very worried about climate change which is, as you know, it’s hard to get three quarters of Americans to agree on anything and we’d have the political basis there...

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STOP COAL EXPORTS: Join Solidarity Actions

STOP COAL EXPORTS: Join Solidarity Actions | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WILD IDAHO RISING TIDE — Pillaged public investments would support the required infrastructure and mitigate the predictable damages of this corporate onslaught.

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Rainforest Defender Rebecca Tarbotton Leaves Inspiring Legacy

Rainforest Defender Rebecca Tarbotton Leaves Inspiring Legacy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DAVID SUZUKI — But if there’s one thing we can learn from Rebecca Tarbotton and the many other dedicated people in the world, it’s that we can change the world if we care, think and act ...

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Groups in Court to Stop Groundwater Contamination from Toxic Coal Ash Waste

Groups in Court to Stop Groundwater Contamination from Toxic Coal Ash Waste | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER — “The practice of dumping toxic coal ash into unlined holes in the ground that pollute our groundwater and rivers needs to stop ...

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Keystone XL Pipeline: Another Looming Cliff of Grave Consequence

Keystone XL Pipeline: Another Looming Cliff of Grave Consequence | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ROBERT REDFORD — This is a time for climate leadership. So, instead of a shoddy Keystone XL environmental review, the first major climate action for this Administration's second term should be to set limits on climate change pollution ...

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Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction Impacts Future of Beluga Whales

Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction Impacts Future of Beluga Whales | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Alaska Fisheries Science Center released last week its annual survey of endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales—and the findings don’t bode well for belugas.

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Meet Chip Northrup—An Articulate and Energetic Opponent of Fracking

Meet Chip Northrup—An Articulate and Energetic Opponent of Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ELLEN CANTAROW — The only thing driving this is politics at this point. Much more so than any need to prospect for gas. Cuomo is being pushed into permitting shale gas wells when such wells are uneconomic to drill ...

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Nearly 70 Groups Write Letter Imploring Obama to Rise Up and Be Strong Climate Leader

Nearly 70 Groups Write Letter Imploring Obama to Rise Up and Be Strong Climate Leader | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — Climate leadership in this time of crisis means not only moving ahead with clean energy, but also tackling the dirty. As the letter points out ...

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Yamuna Waterkeeper Works with Citizen Scientists to Protect Local Waterways

Yamuna Waterkeeper Works with Citizen Scientists to Protect Local Waterways | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

YAMUNA WATERKEEPER — Water, Water Everywhere, Nor a Drop to Drink! How true these lines depict the picture of the present scenario in India ...

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Obama to Nominate Gov. Gregoire as Head of EPA?

Obama to Nominate Gov. Gregoire as Head of EPA? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — President Obama is about to nominate outgoing Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire as the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a ...

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What Promised Land Doesn't Mention

What Promised Land Doesn't Mention | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TED GLICK — Promised Land is in many ways more a movie about corporate power and the ideology that undergirds it versus the power of an informed people and the ...

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Lisa Jackson's Departure and the Irrelevance of the EPA to the Obama Team

Lisa Jackson's Departure and the Irrelevance of the EPA to the Obama Team | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

STEVEN COHEN — Here in the U.S. we do not seem to be able to make the leap from environmental protection to environmental and economic sustainability. So Lisa Jackson and her agency do not have a seat at the economic policy table.

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