Yearly Archives: 2012

EcoWatch Made Top 12 RebelMouse Sites of 2012

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ECOWATCH — Thanks RebelMouse for choosing EcoWatch as one of your top sites of 2012 …

How Fracking Impacts Local Economies

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NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — A recent report from Tioga County, Pennsylvania, tells of a community-owned not-for-profit hospital that is experiencing its first budget loss in five years, due to workers in the oil and gas industry …

Story of the Year: It’s Global Warming, Stupid

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STEFANIE SPEAR — My favorite headline of 2012 was “It’s Global Warming, Stupid,” which appeared on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek on Nov. 1, just days after Hurricane Sandy hit …

Another Blow to the Fracking Industry—Chesapeake Energy’s Aubrey McClendon Makes Worst CEO of 2012 List

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ECOWATCH — Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon places second on the “Worst CEO’s of 2012″ list and if that’s not bad enough, Chesapeake Energy …

EcoWatch TV Featuring New Fracking Documentary + Filmmakers Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman

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ECOWATCH — Join Stefanie Spear on EcoWatch TV via Google Hangout on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. as she interviews filmmakers Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman about the truth behind oil and gas development in shale plays across Pennsylvania …

Rainforest Action Network Mourns Unexpected Loss of Visionary Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton

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RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK — A self-proclaimed “pragmatic idealist,” Rebecca Tarbotton was admired by environmentalists and climate change activists for her visionary work protecting forests, pushing the nation to transition to a clean energy economy and defending human rights …

The Power of Collective Action Gangnam Style

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PAUL E MCGINNISS — “We all need to take what we are
 best at and apply that talent to solving the world’s problems …

Climate Change Misinformer of the Year: Marc Morano

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MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA — These days Morano is paid by an industry-funded group to run the climate denial website ClimateDepot.com. At Climate Depot, Morano serves as the de facto research department …

2012 EcoNews that Will Drive Headlines in 2013

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EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL — Here’s my take on the environment-related stories from 2012 that are likely to have a lasting impact beyond this calendar year …

After Four Decades of Protection, Marine Mammals at Risk from Federal Budget Cuts

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AMY MATHEWS AMOS — This year is the law’s 40th anniversary, marking four decades of protections for seals, sea lions, walruses, whales, dolphins, polar bears, sea otters and manatees. Back in 1972 the Marine Mammal Protection Act was a groundbreaking …

Antarctic Ice Sheet Warming Nearly Twice as Much as Previously Thought

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UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH — “Our results indicate that temperature increases during the past half century have been almost twice what we previously thought, placing …

Hunger Strike Continues as Community Demands Transparency of Petrochemical Giant

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TAR SANDS BLOCKADE — Residents of the Houston neighborhood of Manchester are demanding today that the Valero refinery, which has been polluting the air surrounding their homes for decades, reveal exactly what toxins it is forcing …

Citizen-Scientists’ Plight to Protect Watershed from Fracking

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SKYTRUTH — This past summer SkyTruth and the Downstream Project went up to Northern Pennsylvania to document Marcellus Shale gas development …

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