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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

EcoWatch articles of interest


Americans Unite to Sue EPA Demanding Protection of Bees


However, according to Pesticide Action Network, the EPA dismissed these concerns outright and instead pointed to a need for sulfoxaflor by industry and agriculture groups to control insects resistant to pesticide...

North Sea Oil Leaks Expose Industry's Inability to Safely Drill in Arctic 


Greenpeace has warned about new figures showing Britain’s offshore rigs and platforms have leaked oil or other chemicals into the North Sea 55 times over the past month should act as a “reality check” for an industry...

U.S State Department Doesn't Know Exact Keystone XL Route


The U.S. government doesn’t know exactly where TransCanada wants to lay pipe for the northern section of its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, according to the results of a 14-month Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA)...

Minnesota Communities Declare Independence From Frac-Sand Mining

Earth Island Journal    

Last month, I visited Wisconsin’s booming silica sand mining region and saw sandstone bluffs strip-mined for sturdy quartz sand that’s essential for the horizontal hydraulic fracturing process used to extract oil and gas...

Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

Lester Brown  

Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is peak water. There are substitutes for oil, but not for water. We can produce food without oil, but not without water...

Organizations Urge U.S. Rejection of Smithfield Takeover


The significant risks of a Shuanghui takeover of Smithfield is far-reaching. From food security to consumer safety, farming economies and national security, the letter analyzes numerous concerns...

EU Climate Chief Adds Voice to Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement


Connie Hedegaard has urged the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the World Bank to take a lead role in eliminating public finance support for fossil fuels...

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