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Minisink Residents Protest in DC Againist Compressor Station

Minisink Residents Protest in DC Againist Compressor Station | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Yesterday, more than 80 residents from Minisink, New York, wearing white t-shirts with phrases including, “I live across the street from the compressor station,” rallied outside of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission building in Washington, DC…

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Reckless Coal Expansion Threatens South Africa’s Water Supply

Reckless Coal Expansion Threatens South Africa’s Water Supply | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

It is time to end the era of coal in South Africa. There is no other alternative, and our ability to deal with a changing climate and future water crisis depends on it.

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Does Your U.S. House Rep. Support Clean Water? « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Does Your U.S. House Rep. Support Clean Water? « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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Gap Widens in Climate Change Policies Between U.S. and Europe « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Gap Widens in Climate Change Policies Between U.S. and Europe « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In the latest example of the widening gap in climate change policies between the U.S. and Europe, the Government of Norway last week announced the world’s largest new tax on carbon emissions…

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Clean Water Act’s Essential Role in Restoring the Great Lakes « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Clean Water Act’s Essential Role in Restoring the Great Lakes « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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PSA Urges Americans to Demand an End to Keystone XL « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

PSA Urges Americans to Demand an End to Keystone XL « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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Summer of Solidarity Inspires Autumn of Unity in Fight Against Fossil Fuels « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Summer of Solidarity Inspires Autumn of Unity in Fight Against Fossil Fuels « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The Spectra Pipeline is just one of a new breed of high pressure pipelines being built around the country to expand the gas market to meet the increasing output of U.S. shale production…

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NASDAQ Salutes the Work of Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

NASDAQ Salutes the Work of Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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Taters Not Craters: Industrial Development vs. Fertile Farmland

Taters Not Craters: Industrial Development vs. Fertile Farmland | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

A billion tons of limestone lie beneath the rural countryside in Melancthon Township, 100 kilometres north of Toronto. A plan to remove it spotlights the challenges faced everywhere when the desire to protect valuable and ever-diminishing farmland clashes with efforts to push industrial development…

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‘Why Vote? It’s Not Going to Make a Difference’—Yada Yada Yikes! « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

‘Why Vote? It’s Not Going to Make a Difference’—Yada Yada Yikes! « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Attention all you techno-obsessed online addicts who are feeling a bit depressed, disenfranchised or frustrated. Get with the program…

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Fracking California

Fracking California | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

As hundreds of California oil and gas wells undergo dangerous hydraulic fracturing without government oversight, environmental advocates went to court today to force the agency…

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Seafood, Pregnancy and What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Seafood, Pregnancy and What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
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Keystone XL Pipeline Historic Standoff Continues

Keystone XL Pipeline Historic Standoff Continues | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

More than 50 blockaders tried to re-enter the site of what has become a historic standoff to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Koch Brothers Goal: Defeat the Wind Tax Credit

Koch Brothers Goal: Defeat the Wind Tax Credit | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“Our goal is to make the PTC so toxic that it makes it impossible for John Boehner to sit at a table with Harry Reid and say, ‘Yeah, I can bend on this one…

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Fracking Our Future: Shale Gas Industry Targets College Campuses, K-12 Schools « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Fracking Our Future: Shale Gas Industry Targets College Campuses, K-12 Schools « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Fracking proponents continue their reckless and irresponsible push to frack even in the face of an overwhelming body of science showing that fracking poses serious risks to health and the environment…

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Students Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment on College Campuses « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Students Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment on College Campuses « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Students are already calling for divestment from coal, oil, and natural gas companies at roughly thirty schools...

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New Research Links Health Problems with Oil and Natural Gas Development « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

New Research Links Health Problems with Oil and Natural Gas Development « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The largest health survey to-date of Marcellus Shale residents living near oil and gas development shows a clear pattern of negative health impacts associated with living near gas facilities…

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5 Wishes for the Clean Water Act on Its 40th Birthday « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

5 Wishes for the Clean Water Act on Its 40th Birthday « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The U.S. EPA convinces the White House to change the chant of “Clean Coal” to “Coal Kills,” ends mountaintop removal coal mining, announces a rule to regulate coal ash and stops the export of coal…

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Why I’m Standing Up to TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Why I’m Standing Up to TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

By Daryl Hannah

 

On Oct. 4, in rural east Texas, a 78-year-old great-grandmother, Eleanor Fairchild, was arrested for trespassing on her own property … and I was arrested standing beside her…

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Why ‘that Pipeline from Canada’ Won’t Deliver the Energy Policy America Needs

Why ‘that Pipeline from Canada’ Won’t Deliver the Energy Policy America Needs | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In last night’s town hall debate, Governor Romney suggested that the President was wrong in rejecting “that pipeline from Canada.” Governor Romney was referring to the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline…

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Top 20 Health Concerns Related to Fracking

Top 20 Health Concerns Related to Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“As more independent science on hydrofracking operations becomes available, the full dimension of the potential health impacts is becoming more evident…

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Climate Change Ignored in Second Debate Despite Fossil Fuel Focus

Climate Change Ignored in Second Debate Despite Fossil Fuel Focus | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WORDS YOU DID NOT HEAR LAST NIGHT: “The door is closing. I am very worried—if we don’t change direction now on how we use energy, we will end up beyond what scientists tell us is the minimum [for climate safety]. The door will be closed forever…

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Coal Plant Scrubbers Increase Water Contamination in Local Waterways

Coal Plant Scrubbers Increase Water Contamination in Local Waterways | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

For the last two years, Western North Carolina Alliance’s two Riverkeepers Hartwell Carson and Donna Lisenby have researched water pollution impacts from the Asheville coal-fired power plant. The data shows a very significant increase in the total amount water pollution discharged by the Asheville plant after scrubbers were added…

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Chasing Ice: Ground Zero of Climate Change

Chasing Ice: Ground Zero of Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Choking with emotion, Balog makes clear what is driving him in his mission. He simply states that if in 30 years his daughters asked him what he did to prevent the momentous, irreversible impacts of man made global warming, he could say, “I was doing everything I knew how to do”…

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Fuel for Thought on World Food Day

Fuel for Thought on World Food Day | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

With regional and global food crises becoming the norm, the need to change course is becoming widely recognized.

 

And we know how to do this.

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