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As you might already know, one of the goals of this tour is to launch a new fossil fuel divestment campaign at colleges and universities across the country—it's a critical way to fight back against corporate polluters...

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Faculty Speaks Out Against Fracking Training Center at Community College of Philadelphia

Faculty Speaks Out Against Fracking Training Center at Community College of Philadelphia | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Faculty of the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) were “shocked and appalled” to learn that the college was collaborating with the shale gas industry in establishing an “Energy Training Center...

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Rubber Stamping the Exporting of Fracked Gas Poses Significant Risk to Human Health and the Environment

Rubber Stamping the Exporting of Fracked Gas Poses Significant Risk to Human Health and the Environment | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The report, Look Before the LNG Leap, cautions against the rubber stamp approval of proposed liquefied natural gas export facilities, and refutes the Department of Energy’s claim that it cannot predict where new fracking...

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CLIMATE TALKS: Immediate Action Needed by Developed Countries to Meet Moral and Legal Duty to Stabilize Climate

CLIMATE TALKS: Immediate Action Needed by Developed Countries to Meet Moral and Legal Duty to Stabilize Climate | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The report, Tackling the Limits to Adaptation, points to both the moral and legal duty of developed countries with high emissions to take immediate action.

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Fracking Public Lands—Proposed Rules Threaten Drinking Water for Millions

Fracking Public Lands—Proposed Rules Threaten Drinking Water for Millions | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the process of developing new rules for fracking on more than 750 million acres of public and private land across the country.
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Women Take Action Globally in Response to Climate Change

Women Take Action Globally in Response to Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“A critical step in the development of these action plans is the need to anchor global agreements within national contexts so as to take action on climate change at the local and national level, whilst harnessing the power of women in the process...

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Don’t Throw Wind Power Off the Fiscal Cliff—Renew the Wind Production Tax Credit

Don’t Throw Wind Power Off the Fiscal Cliff—Renew the Wind Production Tax Credit | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

With the fiscal cliff and the expiration of key tax credits for wind power quickly approaching, Environment America is urging Congress to extend critical federal incentives for wind power—the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) and the...

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Bill O'Reilly Fan Shares Her Paradigm Shift After Watching Climate Change Documentary

Bill O'Reilly Fan Shares Her Paradigm Shift After Watching Climate Change Documentary | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
Bill O'Reilly has been put on notice by a former fan who claims to have watched his Fox News show every day and took his word for it that climate change is nothing to worry about.
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20 Million Acres for Sale in Gulf for Offshore Drilling While U.S. Talks Big at UN Climate Summit

20 Million Acres for Sale in Gulf for Offshore Drilling While U.S. Talks Big at UN Climate Summit | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Later today as part of Obama’s “All of the Above” energy strategy, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold an oil and gas lease sale that will make more than 20 million offshore acres available to oil and gas drilling...

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World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In a report that leads with the “good news” of impending U.S. oil supremacy, to calmly suggest that the world is headed for that 3.6 degree C mark is like placing a thermonuclear bomb in a gaudily-wrapped Christmas present...

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Fight Over Toxic Fracking Injection Wells Continues in Ohio

Fight Over Toxic Fracking Injection Wells Continues in Ohio | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Malvena Frost, who owns the property on which the Atha injection well is proposed in Rome Township in Athens County, Ohio, does not want an injection well on her land. She “fears her only source of drinking water, a private well ...

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Fashion Industry Continues to Enable Unsustainable Trade of Wild Python Skins

Fashion Industry Continues to Enable Unsustainable Trade of Wild Python Skins | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A new study finds that close to half a million python skins are reported as exported annually from Southeast Asia. The main importer is the European fashion and leather industry...

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Dreaming of a Toxic-Free Disney

Dreaming of a Toxic-Free Disney | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Last Saturday, I stood outside of Disney’s iconic flagship store in Times Square, calling on them to make our dreams come true, by getting poisonous phthalates and vinyl plastic out of children’s school supplies...

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My Toxic Couch

My Toxic Couch | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered what chemicals might lurk in your couch? I did and so I decided to participate in a study, published yesterday, which analyzed what kinds of flame retardant chemicals are being used in upholstered furniture.

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Activists Arrested, Launch Hunger Strike in Protest of Keystone XL Pipeline

Activists Arrested, Launch Hunger Strike in Protest of Keystone XL Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
Longtime Gulf Coast activists Diane Wilson and Bob Lindsey Jr., locked their necks to oil tanker trucks destined for Valero’s Houston Refinery in solidarity with Tar Sands Blockade’s protests of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.
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Frac-Sand Mining: Is British Columbia the Gas Industry's Next Wisconsin?

Frac-Sand Mining: Is British Columbia the Gas Industry's Next Wisconsin? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

If granted approval, Stikine could gouge a 5 kilometer wide and 200 meter deep hole in the region's sandstone shelves, dismantling what works as a massive natural water filtration system in order to benefit an industrial enterprise that removes...

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New Documentary Highlights Ecological and Cultural Impacts of Enbridge's Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline

New Documentary Highlights Ecological and Cultural Impacts of Enbridge's Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Concerns over the construction of the pipeline are only half the story, according to the film's trailer released last week.

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Secretary of State Candidate Has Major Financial Stakes in Canadian Tar Sands

Secretary of State Candidate Has Major Financial Stakes in Canadian Tar Sands | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of the North...

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Chef Tom Colicchio Shines Spotlight on Antibiotic Use in U.S. Meat Industry

Chef Tom Colicchio Shines Spotlight on Antibiotic Use in U.S. Meat Industry | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Chef Tom Colicchio: One of the biggest problems right now is antibiotics in animals. It’s causing a major problem. I see it in hog growing regions. There’s huge outbreaks of things like MRSA, of bacterial infections we can’t control anymore...

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Grassroots Groups Sue Feds for Delisting Wolves in Wyoming

Grassroots Groups Sue Feds for Delisting Wolves in Wyoming | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Wyoming’s wolf plan was written in part to appease the cattle and sheep industry, which has loudly protested about wolf predation on their animals. But their claims of innumerable losses are without merit...

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BP Temporarily Suspended from New Contracts with U.S. Government

BP Temporarily Suspended from New Contracts with U.S. Government | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The U.S. EPA today announced that it has temporarily suspended BP Exploration and Production, Inc., BP PLC and named affiliated companies from new contracts with the federal government. 

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NY Health Professionals Outline Health Risks of Fracking

NY Health Professionals Outline Health Risks of Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The new initiative, Concerned Health Professionals of New York, seeks to provide the public, press, elected officials and other health professionals with information about the health risks posed by fracking as well as a history of how hundreds of...

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Staggering Amount of Chemicals Entering Great Lakes—Do You Buy Products that Threaten Drinking Water?

Staggering Amount of Chemicals Entering Great Lakes—Do You Buy Products that Threaten Drinking Water? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Often originating from everyday products ranging from shampoos and pharmaceuticals to textiles and home furnishings, as well as from common agricultural practices around the Midwest, these compounds can have impacts on people and wildlife that are...

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CLIMATE TALKS: What to Expect in Doha—An Overview of this Year’s UN Climate Change Negotiations

CLIMATE TALKS: What to Expect in Doha—An Overview of this Year’s UN Climate Change Negotiations | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

As the delegates in Doha gather, questions abound concerning the intentions of the U.S. now that the election is over.

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Fracking Debate Friday Night—Does Hydrofracking Do More Harm Than Good?

Fracking Debate Friday Night—Does Hydrofracking Do More Harm Than Good? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

On Nov. 30 from 7 - 8:30 p.m., the Campbell Public Affairs Institute will host a debate on hydrofracking in the Maxwell Auditorium on the Syracuse University campus and streamed live on EcoWatch.org.

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