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EcoWatch

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Posts tagged Environment

Mar 12 '14
DamNation Explores History of Dams and Brilliance of Rivers Reborn, Premieres at SXSW
WATCH the TRAILER: http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/12/damnation-history-dams-rivers-sxsw

DamNation Explores History of Dams and Brilliance of Rivers Reborn, Premieres at SXSW

WATCH the TRAILER: http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/12/damnation-history-dams-rivers-sxsw

Feb 12 '14
New York Sets Precedent By Proposing Nation’s First Microbead Ban
“I never met anyone who has wanted plastic on their face or in their fish,” said N.Y. Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Robert K. Sweeney.
READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/12/new-york-microbead-ban/ 

New York Sets Precedent By Proposing Nation’s First Microbead Ban

“I never met anyone who has wanted plastic on their face or in their fish,” said N.Y. Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Robert K. Sweeney.

READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/12/new-york-microbead-ban/ 
Feb 11 '14
Why Environmental Justice Needs More Attention 20 Years After President Clinton’s Monumental Executive Order
READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/11/environmental-justice-20-years-president-clintons-executive-order/

Why Environmental Justice Needs More Attention 20 Years After President Clinton’s Monumental Executive Order

READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/11/environmental-justice-20-years-president-clintons-executive-order/
Feb 10 '14
Study Finds Up to One Billion Birds Killed in Building Collisions Each Year

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, involving the review and analysis of almost two dozen studies and more than 92,000 records, federal scientists have found that between 365 and 988 million birds are likely killed in the U.S. each year as a result of collisions with buildings.

READ MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/10/study-one-billion-birds-killed-building-collisions/#/BlackoutGallery/320789/2

Study Finds Up to One Billion Birds Killed in Building Collisions Each Year

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, involving the review and analysis of almost two dozen studies and more than 92,000 records, federal scientists have found that between 365 and 988 million birds are likely killed in the U.S. each year as a result of collisions with buildings.

READ MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/10/study-one-billion-birds-killed-building-collisions/#/BlackoutGallery/320789/2

Feb 10 '14
One Month After West Virginia Chemical Spill Major Data Gaps and Uncertainties Remain

Yesterday marked exactly a month since what is now said to be 10,000 gallons of “crude MCHM”—mixed with what was later found to have included other chemicals—spilled into West Virginia’s Elk River, contaminated 1,700 miles of piping in the water distribution system for nine counties, and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of the state’s residents.
READ MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/10/month-after-w-v-chemical-spill-data-gaps-uncertainties/

One Month After West Virginia Chemical Spill Major Data Gaps and Uncertainties Remain

Yesterday marked exactly a month since what is now said to be 10,000 gallons of “crude MCHM”—mixed with what was later found to have included other chemicals—spilled into West Virginia’s Elk River, contaminated 1,700 miles of piping in the water distribution system for nine counties, and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of the state’s residents.

READ MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/10/month-after-w-v-chemical-spill-data-gaps-uncertainties/

Jan 31 '14
Environmental Champion Rep. Waxman Announces Retirement
Yesterday, Rep. Waxman (D-CA) issued a statement announcing he will not be seeking reelection in the fall. Rep. Waxman will retire at the end of the year, after serving 40 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I have had a long career and an eventful one—and I wouldn’t trade any of it. I woke each day looking forward to opportunities to make our country stronger, healthier and fairer.”
SEE MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/31/rep-waxman-announces-retirement/

Environmental Champion Rep. Waxman Announces Retirement

Yesterday, Rep. Waxman (D-CA) issued a statement announcing he will not be seeking reelection in the fall. Rep. Waxman will retire at the end of the year, after serving 40 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I have had a long career and an eventful one—and I wouldn’t trade any of it. I woke each day looking forward to opportunities to make our country stronger, healthier and fairer.”

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/31/rep-waxman-announces-retirement/

Dec 31 '13
Top 7 Captivating EcoBusiness Stories of 2013 
Whether the subject was a kale chip maker or an optimistic outlook on renewables, things seemed a bit greener in 2013. Here are my favorites from the year.

READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/31/captivating-ecobusiness-stories-2013/

Top 7 Captivating EcoBusiness Stories of 2013 

Whether the subject was a kale chip maker or an optimistic outlook on renewables, things seemed a bit greener in 2013. Here are my favorites from the year.
READ MORE on EcoWatchhttp://ecowatch.com/2013/12/31/captivating-ecobusiness-stories-2013/
Dec 13 '13
Dec 13 '13
Teen Embarks on South Pole to Bring Awareness to Climate Change
Parker Liautaud is in the midst of an attempt to set the world record for the fastest hike from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. The parallels between the needed perseverance to accomplish this feat and what will be needed to tackle climate change are striking.
READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/13/teen-south-pole-awareness-climate-change/

Teen Embarks on South Pole to Bring Awareness to Climate Change

Parker Liautaud is in the midst of an attempt to set the world record for the fastest hike from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. The parallels between the needed perseverance to accomplish this feat and what will be needed to tackle climate change are striking.

READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/13/teen-south-pole-awareness-climate-change/

Dec 12 '13