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Want to Attend Global Power Shift in Istanbul, Turkey?

Want to Attend Global Power Shift in Istanbul, Turkey? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
GLOBAL POWER SHIFT — Interested in being part of Global Power Shift? Apply today. Deadline is Jan. 4, 2013 ...
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Putting Communities Over Corporate Profit—Coalbed Methane Development Permanently Banned

Putting Communities Over Corporate Profit—Coalbed Methane Development Permanently Banned | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
SKENNA WATERSHED CONSERVATION COALITION — “Eight years ago, northern B.C. communities joined together to say ‘no’ to coalbed methane and ‘yes’ to wild salmon ...
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Renewable Energy Could Fully Power Grid by 2030

Renewable Energy Could Fully Power Grid by 2030 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE — A well-designed combination of wind power, solar power and storage in batteries and fuel cells would nearly always exceed electricity demands while keeping costs low ...
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Will Toxic Fracking Wastewater Be Transported by Barge?

Will Toxic Fracking Wastewater Be Transported by Barge? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
PUBLICSOURCE — The Coast Guard’s decision would affect more than Pittsburgh’s iconic three rivers. Nearly 12,000 miles of waterways could be open to these waterborne behemoths, each carrying 10,000 barrels of [fracking] wastewater ...
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Dangerous Breathing—Is Your Air Quality Below the Standard?

Dangerous Breathing—Is Your Air Quality Below the Standard? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
GREENPEACE EAST ASIA — An estimated 8,572 premature deaths occurred in four major Chinese cities in 2012, due to high levels of PM2.5 pollution ...
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Detox Your Clothes

Detox Your Clothes | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
GREENPEACE EAST ASIA — More than 400,000 people have joined the Detox campaign since we re-launched in November, demanding toxic-free fashion and clean water. Fashionistas, activists, designers and bloggers took action ...
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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Run Rampant at the State Level

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Run Rampant at the State Level | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
EARTH TRACK — Earth Track released last week A Review of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Wyoming. The report documents hundreds of subsidies to established fossil fuel industries ...
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How On-Site Solar Energy Projects are Changing the World

How On-Site Solar Energy Projects are Changing the World | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
SIERRA CLUB — So here's our policy lesson in a nutshell: Bangladesh is the world's demonstration case for an off-grid clean energy access ...
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Help Stop the Killing of More Than 500 Polar Bears Each Year from International Trade in Fur and Parts

Help Stop the Killing of More Than 500 Polar Bears Each Year from International Trade in Fur and Parts | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — This trade, fueled by soaring prices and fed solely by Canada, contributes to the killing of 500 to 600 polar bears every year, provides cover for poaching ...
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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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Support for Offshore Wind is Great, But it Doesn't Replace the need for a FEDERAL SUSTAINABLE ENERGY POLICY:

TELL CONGRESS TO EXPEDITE RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Senator Boxer Creates First U.S. Climate Change Caucus

Senator Boxer Creates First U.S. Climate Change Caucus | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
DESMOGBLOG — To date, the U.S. has not passed a single law or resolution addressing the threat of climate change, although several have been introduced. The majority of these bills died in ...
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An Honest Look at Honest Tea Labels

An Honest Look at Honest Tea Labels | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
FAIR WORLD PROJECT — Some of you may already be boycotting companies like Honest Tea whose parent companies donated money to defeat Proposition 37 ...
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Renewables are Winning, Nukes are Dead and Coal is Crashing

Renewables are Winning, Nukes are Dead and Coal is Crashing | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
EARTH DAY NETWORK — Take the solar industry, which is 119,000 strong in 5,600 companies in all 50 states. That's more than are employed in coal mining in this country ...
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What Would You Do With $8 Billion?

What Would You Do With $8 Billion? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — The fiscal cliff is fast approaching and there’s a relatively simple way for Congress to raise some needed revenues ...
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5 Fatal Flaws in California's New Fracking Regulations

5 Fatal Flaws in California's New Fracking Regulations | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY — Proposed regulations meant to govern fracking in California would do little to protect the state's environment, wildlife, climate and public health ...
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Groups Call on Cuomo to Open Up Fracking Health Review to Public

Groups Call on Cuomo to Open Up Fracking Health Review to Public | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
RIVERKEEPER — “We remain deeply concerned that the health review is proceeding under a veil of secrecy and without any opportunity for input by the potentially affected public, state-based health professionals or other key stakeholders.
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Two Arrested at Fracking Protest in North Carolina

Two Arrested at Fracking Protest in North Carolina | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
CROATAN EARTH FIRST! — Two local North Carolinians have locked themselves to the front of the Archdale building’s front doors in protest of the state’s continued movement towards legalizing hydraulic fracturing ...
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Republican Groups Tell Obama to Frack Public Lands and Abandon Federal Regulations

Republican Groups Tell Obama to Frack Public Lands and Abandon Federal Regulations | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
DESMOGBLOG — But even such lax standards are too much for the dirty energy industry’s friends, and they believe that the federal government is overstepping its bounds on the matter. From their letter ...
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Huge Flaws Exposed in Natural Gas Export Report

Huge Flaws Exposed in Natural Gas Export Report | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
ECOWATCH — According to Markey, the critique comes as some are using the flawed report to advocate for a national policy on natural gas exports that could send huge percentages of the domestic fuel to foreign markets—raising prices for American...
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A Pray-In for the Climate at the White House on Jan. 15

A Pray-In for the Climate at the White House on Jan. 15 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
TED GLICK - We are facing a climate cliff, and we are calling upon religious and spiritual leaders, other believers and all people of good will to join us to address its danger by participating in A Pray-in for the Climate in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
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Tar Sands Blockade Action and Training Camp Jan. 3 - 8

Tar Sands Blockade Action and Training Camp Jan. 3 - 8 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
TAR SANDS BLOCKADE — Our campaign began with a tree-sit, and since then we’ve consistently employed new and innovative tactics to escalate the campaign, whether that means hunger strikes in Houston...
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100 Leading Medical, Scientific Experts Urge Obama Administration to Halt Fracking for Exports

100 Leading Medical, Scientific Experts Urge Obama Administration to Halt Fracking for Exports | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
PHYSICIANS SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS FOR HEALTHY ENERGY — Moving ahead rapidly with plans to approve several new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals would require...
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Congress Needs to Focus on Real Climate Cliff, Not Manufactured Fiscal Cliff

Congress Needs to Focus on Real Climate Cliff, Not Manufactured Fiscal Cliff | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
FORECAST THE FACTS — Let’s be honest: the real ceiling we face is the carbon ceiling, and the real debt is the carbon debt.
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City Plastic Bag Bans Continue to Flourish

City Plastic Bag Bans Continue to Flourish | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION — Plastic bags are just the tip of the plastic pollution iceberg, but it's an easy solution so it's great to see ...
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EPA Tightens Standards for Deadly Soot Pollution

EPA Tightens Standards for Deadly Soot Pollution | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
ENVIRONMENT AMERICA — Today the Obama administration strengthened air quality standards for particulate matter or “soot” pollution. Soot pollution is the deadliest of the common air pollutants, causing thousands of premature deaths every year ...
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