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Meet Waterkeeper Alliance's Asia Regional Coordinator

Meet Waterkeeper Alliance's Asia Regional Coordinator | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

With rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies being turned into dumping grounds for untreated effluents, the issue of water pollution has been and continues to plague communities in China and other Asian countries...

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Fracking on College Campuses Increases Nationwide

Fracking on College Campuses Increases Nationwide | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The oil and gas industry plans frack on college campuses in Pennsylvania, just as it currently does in close proximity to K-12 schools nationwide. But as National Public Radio demonstrated in a recent report, that's just the tip of the iceberg...

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Wildlife Species are a Public Trust, Not Disposable Trinkets

Wildlife Species are a Public Trust, Not Disposable Trinkets | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
The aquarium trade serves a dark hobby, confining coral reef wildlife and destroying reefs around the world. Stripping reefs for an amusement industry is theoretically no different than capturing cetaceans for commercial shows...
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Morocco Leading the World Toward a Green Energy Future

Morocco Leading the World Toward a Green Energy Future | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
This North African country, a constitutional monarchy about the size of California, has recently set a royal goal to ensure that 40 percent of its electricity demand is met from renewable energy sources by 2020.
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Fracking on Public Lands—Members of Congress Send Letter to BLM Critiquing Proposed Rule

Fracking on Public Lands—Members of Congress Send Letter to BLM Critiquing Proposed Rule | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Members of the House Natural Resources Committee, led by Ranking Member Ed Markey, recently sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar asking him to strengthen the BLM's proposed fracking rule to ensure that it...

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Mr. President: Pardon the Turkey, Not Factory Farming

Mr. President: Pardon the Turkey, Not Factory Farming | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Tomorrow, Americans will prepare and serve about 45 million turkeys. This bounty is worthy of our thanks, but the conditions in which most of these birds were raised are not. Today, the overwhelming majority of turkeys we eat...

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Gov. Cuomo: NY Fracking Decision Likely Delayed Into 2013

Gov. Cuomo: NY Fracking Decision Likely Delayed Into 2013 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“This is a big decision for the state,” Cuomo said. “It has potential economic benefits if the state goes forward with fracking, but we want to make sure it’s safe and we want to make sure the environment is protected, people are protected…

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Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Reach New Record

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Reach New Record | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30 percent increase in radiative forcing—the warming effect on our climate—because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases...

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Historic Colorado River Agreement Signed Today Between U.S. and Mexico

Historic Colorado River Agreement Signed Today Between U.S. and Mexico | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

It is incredibly satisfying to think that the dedicated efforts of so many people, over so many years, have led to this historic moment.

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Use of Secret Chemicals Runs Rampant in Fracking Industry, New Analysis Shows

Use of Secret Chemicals Runs Rampant in Fracking Industry, New Analysis Shows | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
Sixty-five percent of disclosures made by oil and gas companies leave out information about one or more fracking chemicals that the company claims to be confidential...
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72% of Harvard Students Vote to Divest from Fossil Fuels

72% of Harvard Students Vote to Divest from Fossil Fuels | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
On Nov. 16, the Harvard College Undergraduate Council announced that the student body had voted 72 percent in favor of Harvard University divesting its $30.7 billion endowment from fossil fuels...
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Ohioans Protest Fracking Wastewater Injection Well

Ohioans Protest Fracking Wastewater Injection Well | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
A group of Athens County residents wearing hazmat style suits and respirators gathered in front of the Hazel Ginsburg fracking wastewater injection well site on Ladd Ridge Road in Alexander Twp.
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Share Your Firsthand Accounts of Climate Change on Sierra Club’s ‘Climate Comes Home’ Site

Share Your Firsthand Accounts of Climate Change on Sierra Club’s ‘Climate Comes Home’ Site | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“No matter how high the definition might be on your screen, you can’t anticipate the scale of some disasters until you see them firsthand."

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The Toxic Legacy of Depleted Uranium Weapons

The Toxic Legacy of Depleted Uranium Weapons | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In a frightening adaptation of the “Cradle to Cradle” philosophy in manufacturing, which seeks to use waste in the manufacturing process to create other “useful” products, militaries around the world have come up with the “brilliant” idea of taking DU and making “conventional” weapons with it.

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UN Climate Talks Start Today—7 Things You Need to Know

UN Climate Talks Start Today—7 Things You Need to Know | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

This week in Doha, Qatar, representatives from 194 countries are gathering for the 18th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Fracking the Great Lakes

Fracking the Great Lakes | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
Today, the natural gas industry is beginning horizontal hydraulic fracturing all around the Great Lakes to extract gas.
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Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed Around the World

Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed Around the World | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
According to the WRI, if all of these projects are built, it would add new coal power capacity that is almost four times the current capacity of all coal-fired plants in the U.S...
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Fracking Moratorium Vote Falls Short in Europe

Fracking Moratorium Vote Falls Short in Europe | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Although the moratorium amendment fell short of a majority, the final version of the Parliament's reports on shale gas identified the climate, environmental and health risks associated with unconventional gas...

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Second U.S. Tar Sands Mine Approved in Utah

Second U.S. Tar Sands Mine Approved in Utah | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MCW Enterprises Ltd., a Canada-based corporation, announced on Nov. 19 that it has received all necessary permits to streamline tar sands extraction at its Asphalt Ridge plant located in Vernal, Utah starting in December...

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Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed Around the World

Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed Around the World | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

According to the WRI, if all of these projects are built, it would add new coal power capacity that is almost four times the current capacity of all coal-fired plants in the U.S...

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New Crime Stoppers App Allows New Yorkers to Help Enforce Environmental Laws

New Crime Stoppers App Allows New Yorkers to Help Enforce Environmental Laws | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: “This new app brings together citizen and government enforcers of environmental law. Crime Stoppers is recognizing that environmental crime is real crime with real victims.”

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Will Other Cities Follow Cincy's Lead and Encourage Federal Lawmakers to Require Labeling of GE Foods?

Will Other Cities Follow Cincy's Lead and Encourage Federal Lawmakers to Require Labeling of GE Foods? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
Labels are the best way for consumers to make choices about the foods they want to eat, but the U.S. government has failed to require...
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Toxic Threads—Greenpeace Exposes Hazardous Chemicals in High Street Fashion Brands

Toxic Threads—Greenpeace Exposes Hazardous Chemicals in High Street Fashion Brands | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
Greenpeace International’s investigatory report, Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch-Up, covers tests on 141 clothing items and exposes the links between textile manufacturing facilities using hazardous chemicals and the presence of chemicals in...
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How Eating Sushi Endangers the Survival of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

How Eating Sushi Endangers the Survival of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
Known as the “cocaine of the seas,” the species have been over fished to the point of endangerment. The Atlantic bluefin lived sustainably...
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UB President Shuts Down Controversial Shale Institute

UB President Shuts Down Controversial Shale Institute | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A letter from SUNY Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi said that the nail in the coffin for SRSI was what we coined its “shill gas study,” the first paper published by SRSI…

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