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Guide to Greener Electronics—How Does Your Favorite Gadget Rank?

Guide to Greener Electronics—How Does Your Favorite Gadget Rank? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act on climate change, triggering a cascade of cataclysmic changes that include extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks and a sea-level rise affecting…

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Frack Fight—This Is What Democracy Looks Like

Frack Fight—This Is What Democracy Looks Like | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Today, that activist legacy is evident in a grassroots insurgency in upstate New York, a struggle by ordinary Americans to protect what remains of their democracy and the Earth’s fragile environment from giant corporations intent on wrecking both…

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Hundreds March at Solidarity Action in NYC in Fight Against Fossil Fuels

Hundreds March at Solidarity Action in NYC in Fight Against Fossil Fuels | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

On Nov. 17, hundreds of people marched to JP Morgan Chase in solidarity with the climate week of action and the Tar Sands Blockade…

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If Big Coal Can Phase Out Mountaintop Removal, Congress and the White House Can Pass the ACHE Act

If Big Coal Can Phase Out Mountaintop Removal, Congress and the White House Can Pass the ACHE Act | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Call it a moment of truth for Big Coal—and a small crack in the wall of denial for the U.S. Congress and the White House.

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40 Communities Worldwide Organize Actions to Protest Dirty Energy and Highlight Urgent Need to Address Climate Change

40 Communities Worldwide Organize Actions to Protest Dirty Energy and Highlight Urgent Need to Address Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The closing of the hottest year on record and this summer’s dangerous extreme weather demonstrate that communities all across the world are already experiencing the effects of a rapidly destabilizing climate system. These actions are part of a burgeoning movement of activists who are self-organizing in their…

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Is BP Getting Away with Murder?

Is BP Getting Away with Murder? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“Today’s announcement of a proposed settlement between BP and the U.S. government fails every aspect of the commonly accepted notion of penalty…

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Payback Time: Boycott the Organic and ‘Natural’ Brands that Helped Kill Consumers’ Right to Know

Payback Time: Boycott the Organic and ‘Natural’ Brands that Helped Kill Consumers’ Right to Know | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

It’s time to boycott the companies and brands whose dirty money confused and scared millions of California voters into voting No on Prop 37. It’s time to plaster their facebook pages with this message…

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Is Obama Already Wavering on His Promise to Combat Climate Change?

Is Obama Already Wavering on His Promise to Combat Climate Change? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

It sure didn’t take the President long to water down the passionate commitment he made to the electorate just a week ago when he stated in his acceptance speech that…

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Overripe Farm Bill Needs Priority in Congress During Lame Duck Session

Overripe Farm Bill Needs Priority in Congress During Lame Duck Session | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Congress’ lame duck session starting this week. An array of important issues are demanding their attention, including the expired Farm Bill, our nation’s most comprehensive food and farming legislation…

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Take Action Against Toxic Ash-Holes Today

Take Action Against Toxic Ash-Holes Today | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

What’s even more outrageous is the corporate polluters responsible for this coal ash claim that cleaning up this toxic mess would hurt their profits…

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Fracking Voices—Pennsylvania Residents Warn New Yorkers About the Dangers of Fracking

Fracking Voices—Pennsylvania Residents Warn New Yorkers About the Dangers of Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A new radio campaign and website featuring the voices of Pennsylvania residents whose lives have been impacted by gas drilling launched today.

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USDA Allows More GE Foods to Market Despite Serious Health Concerns

USDA Allows More GE Foods to Market Despite Serious Health Concerns | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Petitions requesting non-regulated status are pending for a dozen GE crops, including a soybean tolerant to the chemical 2,4-D, a component of Agent Orange which has been linked to cancer, liver disease, Parkinson’s disease and other major health…

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Fracking Chemical Disclosure Database Provides New Tool in Fight Against Drilling

Fracking Chemical Disclosure Database Provides New Tool in Fight Against Drilling | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“SkyTruth unveils the toxic truths of a toxic industry,” said Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance. “In the hands of community activists, SkyTruth’s database is a sharp, steely weapon to puncture the armor of sinister secrecy that protects America’s fracking cabal…

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World Bank Warns of Dire Consequences if We Don’t ‘Turn Down the Heat’

World Bank Warns of Dire Consequences if We Don’t ‘Turn Down the Heat’ | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act on climate change, triggering a cascade of cataclysmic changes that include extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks and a sea-level rise affecting…

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3,000 March at White House Saying No Keystone XL Pipeline, Yes Climate Solutions « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

3,000 March at White House Saying No Keystone XL Pipeline, Yes Climate Solutions « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“It’s time to start holding the fossil fuel industry accountable for the wholesale damage they’re doing to our planet. If Sandy showed us anything…

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Oil Platform Explosion Sends Shock Waves Through Gulf On Heels of BP Criminal Settlement

Oil Platform Explosion Sends Shock Waves Through Gulf On Heels of BP Criminal Settlement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

An oil platform explosion and fire yesterday near the site of the nation’s greatest offshore oil spill in history—BP’s Deepwater Horizon—sent shivers up the spines of many Gulf residents as the U.S. Coast Guard reported that 11 crewmembers were…

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Cincinnati Passes Resolution Requiring GE Food Labeling

Cincinnati Passes Resolution Requiring GE Food Labeling | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Cincinnati Council Member and resolution co-sponsor Wendell Young said, “this is about transparency, about ensuring that people can make informed choices about what they feed themselves and their families…

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Putting Profits Before People—NAACP Exposes Impact of Coal-Fired Power Plants on Low Income Communities

Putting Profits Before People—NAACP Exposes Impact of Coal-Fired Power Plants on Low Income Communities | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Environmental justice is a civil and human rights issue when our children are getting sick, our grandparents are dying early, and mothers and fathers are missing work…

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One Big Step Closer to Ending Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

One Big Step Closer to Ending Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“Tens of thousands of people have worked tirelessly to put an end to this destructive process, and today’s agreement is a major step towards ending this abhorrent form of mining and repairing the damage done to communities…

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Carbondale Votes Unanimously to Support Statewide Fracking Moratorium

Carbondale Votes Unanimously to Support Statewide Fracking Moratorium | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In a unanimous decision, the Carbondale City Council passed a resolution calling on the Illinois General Assembly to “enact a moratorium on high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing until such time as the health and environmental concerns…

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Island of Tokelau Becomes World’s First Solar-Powered Country

Island of Tokelau Becomes World’s First Solar-Powered Country | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Goodbye diesel generators, hello sunshine and coconuts! The remote Pacific island nation of Tokelau is the first country on the planet to give up fossil fuels and power itself solely by renewable resources…

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New Report Reveals Dangers of Fracking in Watersheds with Reservoirs

New Report Reveals Dangers of Fracking in Watersheds with Reservoirs | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The report, written by Paul Rubin, a high-profile New York Hydrogeologist and president of HydroQuest, warns of toxic water contamination sources which will be created by fracking near and underneath the lakes…

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Top 5 Reasons Why Obama Should Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Top 5 Reasons Why Obama Should Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Keystone XL is a means for reckless expansion of the tar sands industry, which is game over for the climate. The voters who re-elected Barack Obama expect him to create a legacy of action to stop climate change. Rejecting KXL…

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Conservation Groups Appeal Oil and Gas Ruling Affecting Allegheny National Forest

Conservation Groups Appeal Oil and Gas Ruling Affecting Allegheny National Forest | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The groups argue the decision is flawed because it ignores the history of how the Allegheny National Forest was created and will lead to further degradation of Pennsylvania’s only national forest, particularly in light of the unfolding Marcellus Shale gas boom…

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Fracking Industry Aims to Export Natural Gas While Touting False Claims of Energy Security

Fracking Industry Aims to Export Natural Gas While Touting False Claims of Energy Security | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A new report released today by Food & Water Watch takes aim at the oil and gas industry’s claim that fracking and drilling for natural gas and tight oil will deliver U.S. energy security…

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