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Tigers Declared Extinct in Cambodia

Government approves reintroduction plan in effort to save the iconic species

Due to years of illegal poaching and loss of habitat, tigers are now “functionally extinct” in Cambodia, conservationists conceded for the first time Wednesday.  Photo by LotseIndochinese tigers at Tierpark Berlin. There are now more tigers living in captivity than in the wild. According to World Wildlife…
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by: Ecowatch – April 7, 2016

‘Monsanto Rider’ Could Shield Chemical Giant from PCB-related legal claims

Provision in TSCA reauthorization bill would undermine current litigation against Monsanto

The New York Times reported last month that Congressional Republicans have clandestinely inserted a provision into the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reauthorization bill that will give Monsanto permanent immunity from liability for injuries caused by its toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The long awaited…
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by: Ecowatch – March 16, 2016

GE Salmon Imports Blocked Until Labeling Requirements Are Established

FDA approved the genetically engineered fish for human consumption last year without mandatory labeling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced earlier this month it would block all imports of AquaBounty’s recently approved genetically engineered (GE) salmon until the agency had determined how to label the novel product. The agency approved the salmon in October without any mandatory labeling indicating that…
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by: Ecowatch – February 11, 2016

Are Americans Becoming Disenchanted with Black Friday?

Retailers encourage consumers to avoid the post-Thanksgiving shopping craze and get outside instead

Black Friday is traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but this year there seems to be some backlash. REI made waves last month when it announced that it would be closing all of its 143 retail locations, headquarters and two distribution…
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by: Ecowatch – November 26, 2015

Fukushima’s 4th Anniversary Brings Hope

A renewable energy revolution soars amid radioactive ruins

The catastrophe that began at Fukushima four years ago today is worse than ever. But the good news can ultimately transcend the bad — if we make it so. An angry grassroots movement has kept shut all 54 reactors that once operated…
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by: Ecowatch – March 14, 2015

Train Carrying Volatile Bakken Crude Explodes in Northwestern Illinois

Yesterday's mishap is the third of its kind in the past three weeks

Yet another train carrying volatile crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota derailed yesterday, this time in northwestern Illinois near the historic tourist area of Galena overlooking the Mississippi River. It follows recent derailments in West Virginia and Ontario.…
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by: Ecowatch – March 6, 2015

Oil Can’t Compete With Renewables, Says National Bank of Abu Dhabi

Returns on fossil fuel investments aren’t keeping up with solar and wind, and are less likely to do so in the future, says bank report

You wouldn’t expect a bank in the oil-rich Middle East to be touting the future of renewable energy over that of oil. But that’s just what the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) is doing with its new report, “Financing the Future of…
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by: Ecowatch – March 5, 2015

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