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CLIMATE TALK RESULTS: People Ready for Climate Action, World Leaders are Not

CLIMATE TALK RESULTS: People Ready for Climate Action, World Leaders are Not | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — In a year in which the impacts of climate change pounded people in rich and poor countries alike, negotiators in Doha have failed to deliver even the minimum expectations for the UN climate negotiations, but ...

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Battle Over Coal Exports Continues as Tanker Accident Adds to Laundry List of Reasons Coal is a Bad Bet

Battle Over Coal Exports Continues as Tanker Accident Adds to Laundry List of Reasons Coal is a Bad Bet | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION — People in Washington and Oregon have been turning out in force to protest the coal industry’s plans to send millions of tons of dirty fuel through their backyards, and an incident yesterday ...

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New York City Meets the Colorado River at UN Climate Talks

New York City Meets the Colorado River at UN Climate Talks | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GARY WOCKNER — Those of us working hard to address the water supply and river protection challenges in the Southwest U.S.

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Last Day of Climate Talks—Will Anything Be Accomplished?

Last Day of Climate Talks—Will Anything Be Accomplished? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — The key issues are coming down to crunch time. How will these issues get resolved in the final hours? Will countries finalize the second round of the Kyoto Protocol ...

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Crude Behavior: The Tarnished Legacy of the Tar Sands Industry

Crude Behavior: The Tarnished Legacy of the Tar Sands Industry | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION — As the industry plans to build thousands of miles of new or re-purposed tar sands pipelines across the country, the public and government officials need to learn what it actually means to invite in these neighbors.

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Yet Another Blow to the Fracking Industry

Yet Another Blow to the Fracking Industry | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DESMOGBLOG — The University of Texas has now joined the University at Buffalo in sending a strong message to the oil and gas industry: our universities are not for sale ...

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Watershed Victory Against Big Coal Nears in Illinois

Watershed Victory Against Big Coal Nears in Illinois | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

JEFF BIGGERS — After waging a tireless six-year campaign in the historic Spoon River region of central Illinois, residents in the small town of Canton are celebrating a state hearing officer's proposed denial of a permit to a rogue coal company for...

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How to Cut U.S. Oil Usage in Half

How to Cut U.S. Oil Usage in Half | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Union of Concerned Scientists — The Half the Oil Plan slashes oil use by tapping into efficient technologies and putting innovative solutions to work by ...

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3 Step Mass Transit Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

3 Step Mass Transit Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

BILL MCKIBBEN — Think about the transportation sector, which accounts for 27 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from cars and trucks. Tailpipe pollution is ...

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Americans Against Fracking Calls for a Ban on Fracking in the U.S.

Americans Against Fracking Calls for a Ban on Fracking in the U.S. | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Americans Against Fracking — “Communities are suffering where gas drilling is occurring but the industry is racing ahead, oblivious to the health impacts and indelible environmental pollution they are leaving behind.

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EcoWatch Partners with RebelMouse to Amplify Its Reach, Impact and Engagement

EcoWatch Partners with RebelMouse to Amplify Its Reach, Impact and Engagement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EcoWatch, a cutting edge environmental news service, today announced its partnership with RebelMouse to enhance and accelerate its ability to ...

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Unsung Ocean Heros at Risk

Unsung Ocean Heros at Risk | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

HERRING ALLIANCE — Oily, bony and nearly inedible for people, the humble Atlantic menhaden may not look like much, but this little fish is sometimes called the most important fish in the sea because ...

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Exxon Hates Your Children

Exxon Hates Your Children | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — Imagine if your government gave a company a sweet deal to build your local playground. Then, that company dumped toxic waste underneath...

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Wind Industry Workers Urge Congress to Pass the Production Tax Credit

Wind Industry Workers Urge Congress to Pass the Production Tax Credit | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SIERRA CLUB — “It’s essential that Congress pass the wind production tax credit—we need to preserve the manufacturing industry and we need jobs ...

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Voters Say: Yes, Fracking Does More Harm Than Good

Voters Say: Yes, Fracking Does More Harm Than Good | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

PAUL GALLAY — Looking at the big picture, let’s hope New York State was serious when it said it hasn’t decided whether to let fracking go forward. If the State takes its commitment to public safety seriously, it will ...

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Wind Industry Workers Urge Congress to Pass the Production Tax Credit

Wind Industry Workers Urge Congress to Pass the Production Tax Credit | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

"It's essential that Congress pass the wind production tax credit—we need to preserve the manufacturing industry and we need jobs ...

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Will Congress Fail to Protect Our Cherished Lands for the First Time in History?

Will Congress Fail to Protect Our Cherished Lands for the First Time in History? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY — The 112th Congress has been the most anti-wilderness Congress in history, blocking any wilderness legislation from getting to the House floor. And if the U.S. House of Representatives stays on its current course ...

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Groups File Motion to Stop Factory Farms from Using Waterways as Dumping Grounds

Groups File Motion to Stop Factory Farms from Using Waterways as Dumping Grounds | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER — “If the CAFO and the Farm Bureau are successful, it will roll back core Clean Water Act protections that safeguard human health and the environment from unregulated releases of animal waste ...

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Canada's New Normal—Ignore Environmental Protection

Canada's New Normal—Ignore Environmental Protection | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

LAKE ONTARIO WATERKEEPER — Environmental laws were supposed to prevent harm from ever happening. Now they encourage developers to push the envelope, to see how much they can get away with before citizens push back ...

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You Need to See This Movie

You Need to See This Movie | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR. — Matt Damon and John Krasinski's new film Promised Land answers the question of why even the poorest rural communities are standing up against fracking ...

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Fracking Boom in North Dakota Has Heavy Impact on Native Americans

Fracking Boom in North Dakota Has Heavy Impact on Native Americans | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL — Today, the oil rush—more than 500 wells now pump oil on Ft. Berthold and another 1,600 to 3,000 are planned for the next five years—is jeopardizing the remaining ...

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CLIMATE TALKS: Absurdity, Urgency and the Battle for Our Future

CLIMATE TALKS: Absurdity, Urgency and the Battle for Our Future | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL — One of the most disturbing absurdities of all is how the very leaders who are responsible for the crisis come to places like Doha to warn of the fossil-fueled future we face in the starkest terms ...

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Community College Faculty Says No to Fracking, Yes to Clean Energy

Community College Faculty Says No to Fracking, Yes to Clean Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CCP — By an overwhelming margin, the Representative Council of the Faculty and Staff Federation of CCP passed a resolution calling on the college “to sever all ties to the Marcellus Shale Coalition and the gas fracking industry” and urged the CPP...

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Climate-Friendly Food Production

Climate-Friendly Food Production | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE — By adopting more-sustainable approaches, small-scale agriculture in developing countries has the potential to contribute 70 percent of agriculture’s global mitigation of climate change ...

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Fracking North Dakota

Fracking North Dakota | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL — In just five years North Dakota has gone from a quiet agricultural state to a rapidly industrializing energy powerhouse. By the middle of 2012 North Dakota was producing about ...

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