Daily Archives: November 20, 2012

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Reach New Record

by EcoWatch

Between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30 percent increase in radiative forcing—the warming effect on our climate—because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases…

Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed Around the World

by kkennedy

According to the WRI, if all of these projects are built, it would add new coal power capacity that is almost four times the current capacity of all coal-fired plants in the U.S…

Historic Colorado River Agreement Signed Today Between U.S. and Mexico

by EcoWatch

“It is incredibly satisfying to think that the dedicated efforts of so many people, over so many years, have led to this historic moment. It is a long overdue end to the incredibly destructive 20th Century notion that not a drop should be left instream…

How Eating Sushi Endangers the Survival of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

by kkennedy

Known as the “cocaine of the seas,” the species have been over fished to the point of endangerment. The Atlantic bluefin lived sustainably…

Will Other Cities Follow Cincy’s Lead and Encourage Federal Lawmakers to Require Labeling of GE Foods?

by EcoWatch

Labels are the best way for consumers to make choices about the foods they want to eat, but the U.S. government has failed to require…

72% of Harvard Students Vote to Divest from Fossil Fuels

by EcoWatch

On Nov. 16, the Harvard College Undergraduate Council announced that the student body had voted 72 percent in favor of Harvard University divesting its $30.7 billion endowment from fossil fuels…

Use of Secret Chemicals Runs Rampant in Fracking Industry, New Analysis Shows

by EcoWatch

Sixty-five percent of disclosures made by oil and gas companies leave out information about one or more fracking chemicals that the company claims to be confidential…

Toxic Threads—Greenpeace Exposes Hazardous Chemicals in High Street Fashion Brands

by EcoWatch

Greenpeace International’s investigatory report, Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch-Up, covers tests on 141 clothing items and exposes the links between textile manufacturing facilities using hazardous chemicals and the presence of chemicals in final products…

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