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8 Reasons Why Shell Can't be Trusted in the Arctic

8 Reasons Why Shell Can't be Trusted in the Arctic | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE — Shell's most recent "mishap" a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it's the eighth in a growing list...

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Farm Bill Extension in Fiscal Cliff Deal a Disgrace

Farm Bill Extension in Fiscal Cliff Deal a Disgrace | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Instead of eliminating the wasteful direct payments program, the bill passed by Congress cuts funding for organic agriculture, clean water and beginning farmer initiatives. The extension perpetuates ...

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From the Mouth of Babes: President Obama, End Mountaintop Removal Now

From the Mouth of Babes: President Obama, End Mountaintop Removal Now | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

APPALACHIAN VOICES — The two-minute video features children giving a basic science lesson about the health and environmental impacts of blowing up mountains and dumping the dirt and rubble into nearby headwater streams ...

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Meet Anthony Ingraffea—From Industry Insider to Implacable Fracking Opponent

Meet Anthony Ingraffea—From Industry Insider to Implacable Fracking Opponent | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ELLEN CANTAROW — Modern shale gas development is, in my opinion, reversing what nature has done over the last 400 million years or so. In shale gas development we’re releasing carbon that nature stored ...

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Oil Remains King, But Coal and Natural Gas Use Continue to Grow

Oil Remains King, But Coal and Natural Gas Use Continue to Grow | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE — Coal production, like consumption, is concentrated mainly in China. But the U.S. holds the largest proved coal reserves, with 28 percent of the global total, followed by ...

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Coal Mine Expansion Would Decimate Colorado Roadless Area

Coal Mine Expansion Would Decimate Colorado Roadless Area | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTHJUSTICE — “The beautiful forests, ponds, and meadows of the Sunset Roadless Area are a natural wonderland that deserves protection, not destruction at the hands of one of the nation’s dirtiest industries ...

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Congress Extends Wind Energy Tax Credits in Fiscal Cliff Deal

Congress Extends Wind Energy Tax Credits in Fiscal Cliff Deal | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — The legislation extends the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for wind energy for one year. The extension of the wind tax credit, as well as changes to the eligibility requirements, will allow ...

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How Fracking Impacts Local Economies

How Fracking Impacts Local Economies | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — A recent report from Tioga County, Pennsylvania, tells of a community-owned not-for-profit hospital that is experiencing its first budget loss in five years, due to workers in the oil and gas industry ...

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Another Blow to the Fracking Industry—Chesapeake Energy's Aubrey McClendon Makes Worst CEO of 2012 List

Another Blow to the Fracking Industry—Chesapeake Energy's Aubrey McClendon Makes Worst CEO of 2012 List | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon places second on the...

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The Power of Collective Action Gangnam Style

The Power of Collective Action Gangnam Style | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
PAUL E MCGINNISS — “We all need to take what we are best at and apply that talent to solving the world's problems ...
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2012 EcoNews that Will Drive Headlines in 2013

2012 EcoNews that Will Drive Headlines in 2013 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL — Here’s my take on the environment-related stories from 2012 that are likely to have a lasting impact beyond this calendar year ...

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Antarctic Ice Sheet Warming Nearly Twice as Much as Previously Thought

Antarctic Ice Sheet Warming Nearly Twice as Much as Previously Thought | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH —"Our results indicate that temperature increases during the past half century have been almost twice what we previously thought, placing...

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Citizen-Scientists' Plight to Protect Watershed from Fracking

Citizen-Scientists' Plight to Protect Watershed from Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SKYTRUTH — This past summer SkyTruth and the Downstream Project went up to Northern Pennsylvania to document Marcellus Shale gas development ...

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Wisconsin’s Mining Moratorium Under Attack

Wisconsin’s Mining Moratorium Under Attack | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

AL GEDICKS / DAVE BLOUIN — Wisconsin is now under a well-funded mining industry attack on the grassroots environmental, sportfishing and tribal movement which mobilized tens of thousands of Wisconsin citizens to successfully oppose ...

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New Tree Blockade Halts Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline

New Tree Blockade Halts Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TAR SANDS BLOCKADE — Late last night, blockaders set up two “dump platforms” in trees outside of Diboll, Texas which would otherwise be cleared to make way for TransCanada's Keystone XL toxic ...

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SkyTruth's Top 10 Posts on Environmental Impacts of Large-Footprint Industrial Activities

SkyTruth's Top 10 Posts on Environmental Impacts of Large-Footprint Industrial Activities | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SKYTRUTH — In 2013, SkyTruth will continue to provide up-to-date information on pollution incidents and reveal the truth about the environmental impacts of large-footprint industrial activities such as mining, drilling, commercial fishing ...

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It’s Time to Stop Spinning Our Wheels

It’s Time to Stop Spinning Our Wheels | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DAVID SUZUKI — They urged world leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2005. Had we heeded that warning and embarked on a campaign to meet the target ...

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Guardian of the Potomac Ed Merrifield Ends Decade-Long Job as Riverkeeper

Guardian of the Potomac Ed Merrifield Ends Decade-Long Job as Riverkeeper | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THE WASHINGTON POST — That’s why Merrifield, a former chiropractor and federal government computer programmer, charged into the Waterkeeper movement in 2003. He had read a book called The Riverkeepers by John Cronin and Robert F...

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Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground Raising Grave Concerns of Drilling in the Arctic

Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground Raising Grave Concerns of Drilling in the Arctic | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION — Despite warnings from wildlife advocates of the risks of allowing offshore oil drilling in the rough seas off Alaska, Shell has begun drilling test wells.

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EcoWatch Made Top 12 RebelMouse Sites of 2012

EcoWatch Made Top 12 RebelMouse Sites of 2012 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Thanks, RebelMouse for choosing EcoWatch as one of your top sites of 2012 ...

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Story of the Year: It's Global Warming, Stupid

Story of the Year: It's Global Warming, Stupid | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

STEFANIE SPEAR — My favorite headline of 2012 was “It’s Global Warming, Stupid,” which appeared on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek on Nov. 1, just days after Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast.

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EcoWatch TV Featuring New Fracking Documentary + Filmmakers Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman

EcoWatch TV Featuring New Fracking Documentary + Filmmakers Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Join Stefanie Spear on EcoWatch TV via Google Hangout on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. as she interviews filmmakers Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman about the truth behind oil and gas development in shale plays across Pennsylvania ...

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Rainforest Action Network Mourns Unexpected Loss of Visionary Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton

Rainforest Action Network Mourns Unexpected Loss of Visionary Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK — A self-proclaimed “pragmatic idealist,” Rebecca Tarbotton was admired by environmentalists and climate change activists for her visionary work protecting forests, pushing the nation to transition to a clean energy...
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After Four Decades of Protection, Marine Mammals at Risk from Federal Budget Cuts

After Four Decades of Protection, Marine Mammals at Risk from Federal Budget Cuts | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

AMY MATHEWS AMOS — This year is the law’s 40th anniversary, marking four decades of protections for seals, sea lions, walruses, whales, dolphins, polar bears, sea otters and manatees.

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Hunger Strike Continues as Community Demands Transparency of Petrochemical Giant

Hunger Strike Continues as Community Demands Transparency of Petrochemical Giant | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
TAR SANDS BLOCKADE — Residents of the Houston neighborhood of Manchester are demanding today that the Valero refinery, which has been polluting the air surrounding their homes for decades, reveal exactly what toxins it is forcing ...
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