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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Resigns

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Resigns | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced today that she is stepping down after a nearly four-year tenure. Jackson often found herself ...

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Fascinating Top 10 List from Conservation International

Fascinating Top 10 List from Conservation International | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL — It’s the last week of the year, and we all know what that means—it’s time for top 10 lists. Check out this fascinating list that takes you ...

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Restoring Democracy in the Fight Against Fracking

Restoring Democracy in the Fight Against Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND — Ten thousand communities joining together to use their lawmaking powers to frontally and directly challenge the existence of those doctrines could ultimately liberate communities ...
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10 Most Popular Stories of 2012

10 Most Popular Stories of 2012 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
ECOWATCH — It's certainly been an exciting and busy 12 months for EcoWatch as we've worked daily to promote the news of more than 1,000 grassroots environmental organizations, activists and community leaders worldwide.
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Climate Change: President Obama's FDR Moment

Climate Change: President Obama's FDR Moment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
MICHAEL BRUNE and FRANCES BEINECKE — This state and local action must be matched by strong action from our national government. That’s why it’s so important that President Obama use his full authority under the Clean Air Act ...
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GE Salmon Headed to Your Dinner Plate

GE Salmon Headed to Your Dinner Plate | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH — Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its final environmental assessment on the so-called “frankenfish,” a salmon that has been genetically engineered ...

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Obama to Nominate Climate Leader John Kerry to Be Next Secretary of State

Obama to Nominate Climate Leader John Kerry to Be Next Secretary of State | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — As Secretary, Senator Kerry will face numerous issues that are crucial to both the security of our nation and the future of our planet, including critical decisions on the Keystone XL pipeline ...

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BOOK OF THE YEAR: Clean Break—Transitioning to 100% Renewables

BOOK OF THE YEAR: Clean Break—Transitioning to 100% Renewables | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

JEFF BIGGERS — But as Davidson expertly shows, Germany's Energiewende demonstrates that the issue of climate change and transitioning off dirty fossil fuels should no longer be seen as...

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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of CAFO

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of CAFO | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — “We are disappointed and disagree with Judge Nickerson’s decision. We have demonstrated a strong case in which the facts and the law support our allegations that Perdue and the Hudson chicken CAFO continually polluted a river ...

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Full-Throttle Battle Underway to Stop Coal Chute to China

Full-Throttle Battle Underway to Stop Coal Chute to China | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THINKPROGRESS — In the Pacific Northwest, activists and their allies are ramping up for a full-throttle battle over a proposal to haul coal across the west for export to China ...

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A Wake-Up Call on the Hudson

A Wake-Up Call on the Hudson | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

RIVERKEEPER — Twenty-four percent of Riverkeeper’s samples, taken from NY Harbor to Troy between 2006-2011, failed EPA guidelines for safe swimming ...

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Wal-Mart de Mexico—Aggressive and Creative Corrupter in Subverting Democracy

Wal-Mart de Mexico—Aggressive and Creative Corrupter in Subverting Democracy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD POLITICS — Yesterday’s New York Times contained an enormous—three full pages—investigative report on Walmart’s use of bribes to circumvent zoning restrictions in Mexico ...

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Would You Like Soot With that Hot Dog?

Would You Like Soot With that Hot Dog? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
ECOWATCH — As a native New Yorker, I know soot. Talk to anyone in NYC and they will tell you they've wiped soot off their ...
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Extreme Weather Events of 2012

Extreme Weather Events of 2012 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WUNDERBLOG — It was another year of incredible weather extremes unparalleled in American history during 2012. Eleven billion-dollar weather disasters hit the U.S. ...

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Detrimental Impacts of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Continue

Detrimental Impacts of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Continue | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
SOUTHERN ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN ENERGY — As 2012 draws to a close, evaluating the ongoing effects of the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on the people of Japan is ...
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Seattle Mayor Orders City to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Seattle Mayor Orders City to Divest from Fossil Fuels | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
350.ORG — Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn: Climate change is one of the most important challenges we currently face as a city and as a society ...
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The Economics of Climate Change

The Economics of Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
TOMDISPATCH — In 2012, many have come to see that climate change is an economic issue, and that economics is a moral and ecological issue. Why so little has been done ...
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Waterkeepers Worldwide Defend the Right to Clean Water

Waterkeepers Worldwide Defend the Right to Clean Water | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — Waterkeeper Alliance has produced a new PSA video narrated by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the organizations president and Edward James Olmos ...
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GREAT VIDEO: Waterkeeper Alliance has produced a new PSA video narrated by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the organizations president, and Edward James Olmos, a long time supporter of the group.

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Does Fracking Contaminate Drinking Water?

Does Fracking Contaminate Drinking Water? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today provided an update on its ongoing national study currently underway to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources ...

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Modern-Day Dust Bowls Devastate Regions Throughout the World

Modern-Day Dust Bowls Devastate Regions Throughout the World | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE — Unfortunately, dust bowls are not just relics of the past. Today two new dust bowls are forming: one in northern China and southern Mongolia and the other in Africa south of the Sahara ...

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VANDANA SHIVA: The End of Consumerism is the Beginning of the Joy of Living

VANDANA SHIVA: The End of Consumerism is the Beginning of the Joy of Living | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

VANDANA SHIVA — It is this unity in diversity that is the basis of both ecological sustainability and democracy. Diversity without unity becomes the source of conflict and contest. Unity without diversity ...

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How Money in Politics Impacts Fracking

How Money in Politics Impacts Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

COMMON CAUSE OF NEW YORK — Although incumbents uniformly prevailed, the natural gas industry and its boosters have attempted to frame these results as a

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Ocean Victory—California Completes Network of Undersea Parks

Ocean Victory—California Completes Network of Undersea Parks | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OCEAN CONSERVANCY — Today, the California network finally becomes complete as the North Coast marine protected areas go into effect. The 19 new North Coast underwater parks ...

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Will the World End on Dec. 21?

Will the World End on Dec. 21? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY — Based on interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar, some people are predicting the world will end ...

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The Future of Wind Power

The Future of Wind Power | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

U.S. ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION — Many wind projects are planning to come on line before the end of 2012, in advance of the possible expiration of a federal incentive, the wind production tax credit ...

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