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Americans in Biggest Cities Driving Less

"The driving boom is over"

Even if you saw agitating, bumper-to-bumper traffic during your morning commute, know that the numbers say things are changing. The average American drives 7.6 percent fewer miles today than when per-capita driving peaked in 2004, according to a report issued today by…
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by: Ecowatch – December 5, 2013

Can Genetically Modified Foods Trigger Gluten Sensitivity?

New study links GMOs to conditions that either may trigger or exacerbate gluten-related disorders

A new report links genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with gluten-related disorders and suggests GMOs might be an important environmental trigger for gluten sensitivity, estimated to affect as many as 18 million Americans. Photo by Lindsay EyinkA GMO corn research field. The report…
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by: Ecowatch – November 26, 2013

Koch Brothers Could Make $100B Profit if Keystone XL Pipeline is Built

New report reveals billionare brothers own up to 2 million acres in Alberta's tar sands region

The progressive think tank International Forum on Globalization (IFG) released a report today investigating how Koch Industries and its subsidiaries stand to make as much as $100 billion in profits if the Keystone XL pipeline is built. The report, Billionaires’ Carbon Bomb:…
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by: Ecowatch – October 21, 2013

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant to Shut Down in 2014

Entergy's decision to dismantle the plant ends a nasty legal battle between the company and the state of Vermont

In the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, the nuclear energy sector has seen a downturn, enduring bad press and changing financial trends as well as racking up a running list of safety issues in plants around the world. …
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by: Ecowatch – August 29, 2013

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

White House blueprint on tackling global warming has zero chance of stabilizing the climate

In June, after more than four years as president, President Obama finally proposed a climate action plan for America. True to form, the president gave an eloquent speech, with strong words for those still in denial about the severity of the crisis we…
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by: Ecowatch – August 16, 2013

Monsanto’s Stock Becoming High Risk as Demand for GMO Labeling Grows

More than 90 GMO-labeling bills were introduced in at least 26 US states over the past year

This article orginally appeared in EcoWatch Whether you believe genetically engineered (GE) foods ought to be labeled or you believe they ought to be outright banned, this very debate means bad news for notorious Big Ag biotech giant Monsanto. Photo by Alexis…
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by: Ecowatch – August 15, 2013

Democratic Governors Raking in Funds from Fossil Fuel Companies

Oil and gas industry campaign contributions a bi-partisan affair

As fracking has made its way through several states, those concerned with its inherent dangers have vehemently voiced their opposition to the practice, but their concerns have fallen on deaf ears. While communities across the country have pleaded for bans and long-term…
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by: Ecowatch – May 23, 2013

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