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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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Students Unite Climate and Immigrant Rights in Justice for All Campaign

Students Unite Climate and Immigrant Rights in Justice for All Campaign | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

With its draconian Arizona-copycat “papers, please” immigration law, and its schools and communities dealing with the toxic fallout over coal-burning plants, Georgia has become one of the most important battlegrounds for human rights in the nation…

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Electricity from Trees Dirtier than Coal

Electricity from Trees Dirtier than Coal | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The report uses Government’s own data to show that burning whole trees to generate electricity is worse for the climate than coal: generating power from typical conifer trees results in 49 percent more emissions than burning coal.

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The Case for Closing America’s Costliest Coal Plants

The Case for Closing America’s Costliest Coal Plants | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Today the Union of Concerned Scientists released the report highlighting the financial uncertainty of many coal plants around the nation…

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Three Climate Change Action Items for Obama’s Second Term

Three Climate Change Action Items for Obama’s Second Term | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Climate science is clear: We’re running out of time to prevent global warming’s most severe impacts. With the campaign behind him, it’s time for President Obama to demonstrate his commitment to leading the country on a sustainable, low-carbon path to economic prosperity.

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Two Thirds of Fossil Fuel Reserves Must Stay Underground to Stabilize Climate

Two Thirds of Fossil Fuel Reserves Must Stay Underground to Stabilize Climate | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels are destabilizing our climate. We cannot burn fuels like coal and oil indefinitely without paying the price in the form of climate instability, droughts, heat waves and superstorms…

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Greenland’s Ice Melt Ignites Race for Rare Earth Metals

Greenland’s Ice Melt Ignites Race for Rare Earth Metals | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Greenland’s vast, pristine, virtually-untouched terrain is becoming a hotbed for resource extraction. The Arctic is melting at an unprecedented rate, making Greenland’s natural resources, including high demand commodities such as…

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Toxic Coal Ash Cleanup Efforts Stopped After Deal Reached with U.S. EPA « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Toxic Coal Ash Cleanup Efforts Stopped After Deal Reached with U.S. EPA « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The residents have lost the battle, and the Tennessee Valley Authority emerged as the clear winner in their own disaster. Had the U.S. EPA forced TVA to clean up the entire spill, the company would have paid nearly $180 million for the efforts. Instead…

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Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels

Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Wow, there’s a lot going on this week working to move our world beyond fossil fuels. From India to the U.S. to Australia…

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Forest Service Approves Coal Mine Expansion in Colorado Mountain Backcountry

Forest Service Approves Coal Mine Expansion in Colorado Mountain Backcountry | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“Smokey Bear has turned his back on Colorado’s natural, roadless lands.”

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No More Excuses, Mr. President, End Mountaintop Removal Now

No More Excuses, Mr. President, End Mountaintop Removal Now | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Over the next few months, as the President begins his second term and a new Congress comes to session, we will be ramping up our efforts to put a definitive end to mountaintop removal coal mining…

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New Report Shows Radioactive Threat to New York if Fracking Approved

New Report Shows Radioactive Threat to New York if Fracking Approved | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

"No matter how hard you try, you can’t put the radioactive genie back in the bottle.”

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Anti-Fracking Groups Demand Release of PA Well Water Test Results

Anti-Fracking Groups Demand Release of PA Well Water Test Results | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The groups concluded that such actions are key to ensuring that the DEP, as a public agency, fulfills its responsibility to serve the public interest and rigorously protects Pennsylvania’s residents and the environment. The groups pointed out that current policies fly in the face of…

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Is Fracking Worth It? NY Elected Officials Say No

Is Fracking Worth It? NY Elected Officials Say No | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“Fracking could irreversibly damage the landscape and environment that make New York State special. We urge Governor Cuomo to make New York a world leader by doubling down on clean energy, the energy of the future…

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BREAKING: Nine Arrested at Four Bank of America Branches in Coal Protest

BREAKING: Nine Arrested at Four Bank of America Branches in Coal Protest | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Among those arrested was Patricia Moore, 75, of Charlotte, a Bank of America family shareholder and grandmother concerned about the impact coal pollution is having on her granddaughter who suffers from chronic asthma.

 

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Protesting Fracking in Support of Local Farms

Protesting Fracking in Support of Local Farms | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

On Nov. 12, more than thirty people gathered in front of a fracking well site operated by Shell Oil to protest the impacts drilling is having on farmers in Pennsylvania.

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Four Facts About California’s First-Ever Carbon Auction

Four Facts About California’s First-Ever Carbon Auction | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

While millions of Americans recover from the Sandy-Nor’easter extreme weather event combo, and even as President Obama’s remarks about action against a “warming planet” linger, all eyes will be on California this coming Wednesday. This is when the next big event in the climate change conversation will take place.

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Hillary Clinton Speaks Out on Wildlife Trafficking

Hillary Clinton Speaks Out on Wildlife Trafficking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

We need to address wildlife trafficking with partnerships as robust as the criminal networks we seek to dismantle. We need governments, civil society, businesses, scientists and activists to educate people about wildlife trafficking.

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Trebbe Johnson Shares Her Compassion for Wounded Places

Trebbe Johnson Shares Her Compassion for Wounded Places | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

There’s another kind of activism that’s emerging, as author and activist Trebbe Johnson shares in a new essay in Orion magazine: that of giving attention to the wounded places…

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Governor Cuomo: Imagine There’s No Fracking…

Governor Cuomo: Imagine There’s No Fracking… | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon in conjunction with Artists Against Fracking, a coalition of hundreds of actors and musicians…

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Moving Forward for Clean Water for All Americans

Moving Forward for Clean Water for All Americans | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In the next four years, we urge President Obama to lead in Washington and authorize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require…

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Welcome to the World of the Super Rat

Welcome to the World of the Super Rat | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Just when I thought the new super weeds invading the Earth were scary enough, now I learn about super rats, which, like super weeds, have become immune to the poisons designed to kill them…

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Trouble Down Under! A Charming Look Into the Very Un-Charming Australian Coal Industry

Trouble Down Under! A Charming Look Into the Very Un-Charming Australian Coal Industry | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Despite recent promises by the Australian Government to keep Queensland’s water supply clean, new legislation allows coal companies to…

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Climate Refugees in America

Climate Refugees in America | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

With scientists telling us that climate change is raising sea levels—storm surges and the intensity of hurricanes—there is only one way to describe these folks…

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