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Wyoming Proposes Grizzly Bear Hunt for First Time in Four Decades

Move comes less than a year after the iconic bears were stripped of Endangered Species Act protections.

Yellowstone grizzly bears could be legally hunted for the first time in four decades under a proposalissued by Wyoming officials last week. Photo courtesy of Yellowstone National ParkA grizzly bear on Swan Lake Flats in the Wyoming section of Yellowstone National Park.…
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by: Ecowatch – March 12, 2018

EPA Confirms that Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water

Agency walks back findings in earlier report, says that hydraulic fracturing can impact water 'under some circumstances'

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its widely anticipated final report on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, confirming that the controversial drilling process indeed impacts drinking water "under some circumstances." Notably, the report also removes the EPA's misleading line that fracking has not…
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by: Ecowatch – December 14, 2016

Illegal Herbicide Use on GMO Crops Causing Massive Damage to Vegetable Farms

Dicamba can drift for miles after spraying, harming non-target crops

Last year, Kade McBroom launched a non-GMO soybean processing plant in Malden, Missouri, and was optimistic about the potential to serve the fast-growing non-GMO market. photo by CAFNRA soybean field in Missouri. Monsanto's GMO crops can tolerate sprays of dicamba, but other…
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by: Ecowatch – August 25, 2016

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

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