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Keeper Groups Issue Call for Awareness About Sewage Contamination in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Keeper Groups Issue Call for Awareness About Sewage Contamination in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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How Solar Energy is Moving India Beyond Coal

How Solar Energy is Moving India Beyond Coal | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Sompeta is an example that villages across the country can emulate. With the right policies and ambition in place, we can ensure that the new energy needs of a rapidly growing India can be met by renewable sources of energy…

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Pa. State Rep. Calls on Federal Authorities to Investigate Deceptive Marcellus Shale Water-Quality Testing Practices

Pa. State Rep. Calls on Federal Authorities to Investigate Deceptive Marcellus Shale Water-Quality Testing Practices | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A deposition revealed that the DEP developed a specialized computer-code system to manipulate the test results for residents whose water was tested by the DEP over concerns of adverse effects from gas drilling operations…

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Mayor Bloomberg Endorses President Obama, Citing His Views on Climate Change

Mayor Bloomberg Endorses President Obama, Citing His Views on Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Bloomberg summed up one of the major differences between presidential candidates by stating, “One sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet; one does not…

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Hurricane Sandy and the Case for Resilient Design

Hurricane Sandy and the Case for Resilient Design | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Sandy could be a turning point for policy-makers—an epiphany. We may finally see concrete actions on how to adapt to the realities of climate change. For the sake of those who may be affected by the next…

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Global Toxic Emergency Created by the Electronics We Buy

Global Toxic Emergency Created by the Electronics We Buy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The rapid growth of the electronics industry has been accompanied by massive increased use of toxic chemical substances and an increase in adverse health outcomes during manufacturing and end of life stage…

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Bankrolling Climate Disruption

Bankrolling Climate Disruption | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A number of major banks, including Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, invest in the acceleration of climate change each year by committing billions to polluting energy industries like coal…

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BREAKING: Green Party Presidential Candidate Detained After Helping Keystone XL Tree Sitters

BREAKING: Green Party Presidential Candidate Detained After Helping Keystone XL Tree Sitters | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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How Arctic Sea Ice Loss Impacted Sandy

How Arctic Sea Ice Loss Impacted Sandy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

As the East Coast begins efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy, the devastating effects of climate change are impossible to miss. Bigger, more powerful storms. More rainfall and higher storm surge. These are exactly the sorts of impacts that climate scientists have been worried about for years…

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Towns Fight Back Against Fracking Gold Rush

Towns Fight Back Against Fracking Gold Rush | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The natural gas “gold rush” underway in 31 states is indeed “stirring up a hornet’s nest,” sparking push back from communities that see themselves as the last line of defense protecting citizens against state and federal failures to regulate fracking…

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Toxic Brew of Chemicals Abound in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

Toxic Brew of Chemicals Abound in Wake of Superstorm Sandy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In addition to the many lives lost, houses burned, buildings flooded, coastlines gone and families displaced, there’s a toxic brew of chemicals polluting local waterways…

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Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes Most Concentrated in the World

Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes Most Concentrated in the World | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Plastic pollutants circulate in pockets of the Great Lakes at concentrations higher than any other body of water on Earth…

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Levinson’s Eco-Horror Film ‘The Bay’ Highlights Need to Protect Our Water

Levinson’s Eco-Horror Film ‘The Bay’ Highlights Need to Protect Our Water | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The Bay, Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson’s new film inspired by the plight of the Chesapeake Bay opening in theaters tomorrow, lies somewhere between the mesmerizing horror film…

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The Battle Against Big Energy’s Rush to Ruin Our Planet « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

The Battle Against Big Energy’s Rush to Ruin Our Planet « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

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It’s time to take on the fossil fuel industry directly, and people of all ethnicities, political ideologies and economic strata have realized: it’s up to us to take a stand…

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The Role Climate Change Plays in Mega-Storms

The Role Climate Change Plays in Mega-Storms | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Climate change is increasing sea levels globally, which affects all coastal storms, including hurricanes. Locally, sea level rise along the Mid-Atlantic and New England coasts has been among the highest in the world…

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