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Join the Democratic Food Movement, Demand GMO Labeling

Join the Democratic Food Movement, Demand GMO Labeling | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

California’s vote on Nov. 6 is a bellwether for how serious we are about addressing the problems inherent in our industrial food system. If Californians stand up for Prop 37 and demand their right to know, we might, as Michael Pollan observed recently in the New York Times Magazine, really have a true “food movement” on our hands.

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Coal Exports Booming at U.S. Taxpayers’ Expense

Coal Exports Booming at U.S. Taxpayers’ Expense | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

So why should the U.S. taxpayer care? Companies sending coal to be burned in other countries are getting access to taxpayer-owned lands for very cheap.

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We Can Keep the Lights on Without Nuclear Power

We Can Keep the Lights on Without Nuclear Power | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Renewables should be a massive success story for the UK. We’ve got more wind resources than we know what to do with.

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Mayor and Residents Speak Out Against Constitution Pipeline

Mayor and Residents Speak Out Against Constitution Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

One of the goals of the press conference today is to encourage people to go to the public hearing and make comments to FERC online.

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14 Activists Arrested Protesting Coal in South Africa

14 Activists Arrested Protesting Coal in South Africa | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Today, three campaigning organizations joined forces to put South Africa’s energy utility, Eskom, under “new management.”

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Earth First!ers Lock Down NC DENR Headquarters Protesting the States Continued Path Toward Legalizing Fracking « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Earth First!ers Lock Down NC DENR Headquarters Protesting the States Continued Path Toward Legalizing Fracking « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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Blessing or Curse? Understanding the Risks of Fracking Poland « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Blessing or Curse? Understanding the Risks of Fracking Poland « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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5 Effects of Fracking You May Not Know About

5 Effects of Fracking You May Not Know About | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

What comes to mind when you think of fracking? Perhaps it’s images of tap water being lit on fire or stories of families suffering health problems after nearby wells are fracked. Indeed, the health and environmental impacts of fracking are being documented, but it’s important to know that fracking is a catalyst for widespread negative consequences…

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Last Chance to Break the Climate Silence at Tonight’s Presidential Debate

Last Chance to Break the Climate Silence at Tonight’s Presidential Debate | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Will CBS’ Bob Schieffer ask the presidential candidates about climate change in the final debate tonight?

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Ohioans Speak Out Against Fracking in State Parks

Ohioans Speak Out Against Fracking in State Parks | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued a unitization order on July 10 that enabled Chesapeake Energy to force-pool a four-acre portion of the park along with land held by 23 property owners who refused to sign a lease with the company…

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Are You Bringing Toxic Fish to Your Dinner Table?

Are You Bringing Toxic Fish to Your Dinner Table? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

New data collected by Columbia Riverkeeper show shocking levels of toxic pollution in local fishermen’s catch in Oregon and Washington at levels 27,000 percent above what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers safe…

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FACTORY FARMING SERIES PART V: Lack of Regulation Spells Trouble in Illinois and Beyond

FACTORY FARMING SERIES PART V: Lack of Regulation Spells Trouble in Illinois and Beyond | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Illinois is the fourth-largest hog-producing state in the country, raising about 4.5 million hogs annually. By 2008, 96 percent, of the lakes assessed by the state were listed as “impaired”…

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New Website Lets Voters Create Humorous Ads Exposing Money in Politics « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

New Website Lets Voters Create Humorous Ads Exposing Money in Politics « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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Eugene Becomes Third City in Oregon to Ban Plastic Bags

Eugene Becomes Third City in Oregon to Ban Plastic Bags | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Altogether, Oregonians use approximately 1.7 billion plastic bags each year, and too many of them end up as litter in our ocean. Today, there are 100 million tons of trash in the North Pacific Gyre; in some parts of the Pacific, plastic outweighs plankton 6 to 1…

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TOXIC SPENDING: Report Details Chemical Industry’s Massive Campaign Contributions

TOXIC SPENDING: Report Details Chemical Industry’s Massive Campaign Contributions | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Determined to block efforts to strengthen the 36-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act, chemical interests have invested $375 million since 2005 to elect and influence industry-friendly political leaders…

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MUST SEE TV Ad Reveals the True Costs of Fracking

In a new television ad that will air starting tomorrow in the Binghamton and Elmira markets, Pennsylvania residents detail lies the gas industry told and the devastating impacts on property values that came along with fracking.

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Thousands Say No to Northern Gateway Pipeline

Thousands Say No to Northern Gateway Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“Humanity has become so powerful in numbers, technology, consumption and a globalized economy that we are altering the physical, chemical and biological properties of the planet on a geological scale. In the process, we are undermining Earth’s life-support systems—the air, water, soil, photosynthesis and biodiversity that keep the planet habitable…

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Help Break the Silence on Climate Change in Tonight’s Debate « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Help Break the Silence on Climate Change in Tonight’s Debate « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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Huge Protest Underway Against Canadian Tar Sands Pipelines

Huge Protest Underway Against Canadian Tar Sands Pipelines | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“Today, we join our fellow Canadians to say no to this agenda and defend our coast, mountains, rivers, forests, wildlife and First Nations communities against tar sands pipelines and tankers. We want long-term green jobs that will take us beyond fossil fuels…

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MUST SEE VIDEO: How Renewable Energy Will Save the Planet

MUST SEE VIDEO: How Renewable Energy Will Save the Planet | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Environmental Defense Fund today launched a new video on the many benefits of clean energy, illustrating how it is strengthening our economy, creating American jobs, allowing for energy independence and lessening our carbon footprint…

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Pipelines = Fracking: Stop the Constitution Pipeline

Pipelines = Fracking: Stop the Constitution Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“Cabot-Williams is trying to take your land for corporate profit. This project is not created for the good of the people. This project is providing the infrastructure for fracking…

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Saudi Arabia Reveals Plans to Be Powered Entirely by Renewables While Fossil Fuels Dictate U.S. Energy Policy « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Saudi Arabia Reveals Plans to Be Powered Entirely by Renewables While Fossil Fuels Dictate U.S. Energy Policy « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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Frack Free Colorado—Choose Your Future Oct. 23 « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Frack Free Colorado—Choose Your Future Oct. 23 « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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