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Polluting Paradise

Polluting Paradise

Cleveland International Film Festival By Eddie Fleisher [Editor’s note: Once again, EcoWatch is thrilled to be a media sponsor of the world-renowned Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF). As always, we are promoting the films in CIFF’s It’s Easy Being Green sidebar sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company. We will showcase all 10 eco-films this week […]

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    How Organic Farming Contributes to a Sustainable Food System

    How Organic Farming Contributes to a Sustainable Food System

    Worldwatch Institute Despite a slight decline between 2009 and 2010, since 1999 the global land area farmed organically has expanded more than threefold to 37 million hectares, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service. Regions with the largest certified organic agricultural land in 2010 were Oceania, including […]

    Will the Mercury Treaty Negotiations Reduce Mercury Poisoning Around the World?

    Will the Mercury Treaty Negotiations Reduce Mercury Poisoning Around the World?

    Waterkeeper Alliance By Sharon Khan [Editor’s note: Waterkeeper Alliance‘s International Director Sharon Khan is attending the mercury treaty negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, and is providing live updates from the conference. For information regarding the mercury treaty negotiations, read Mercury Rising, Political Will Falling by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Marc Yaggi, and the report Global […]

    Stop the Killing of More Than 500 Polar Bears Each Year from International Trade in Fur and Parts

    Stop the Killing of More Than 500 Polar Bears Each Year from International Trade in Fur and Parts

    Natural Resources Defense Council By Andrew Wetzler Now that the world’s delegates have returned home from climate negotiations in Doha, many ministries are turning their attention to other international environmental agreements—and the consequences of climate change that echo in their implementation. One of those agreements is CITES—the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. For […]

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    TomDispatch by Michael Klare Rarely does the release of a data-driven report on energy trends trigger front-page headlines around the world. That, however, is exactly what happened on Nov. 12 when the prestigious Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) released this year’s edition of its World Energy Outlook. In the process, just about everyone missed its […]

    The Toxic Legacy of Depleted Uranium Weapons

    The Toxic Legacy of Depleted Uranium Weapons

    EcoWatch By Paul E McGinniss We all should be aware of the dangers posed by the world’s stockpile of nuclear weapons. The eight countries known to possess nuclear weapons have 10,000 plus nuclear warheads. And, especially post-Fukushima, we now understand firsthand the potential danger of nuclear power plants, many which are aging and highly vulnerable […]

    Four Arrested in Protest of Proposed Nuke Plant

    Four Arrested in Protest of Proposed Nuke Plant

    Greenpeace UK Protestors block the road leading into Hinkley Point in the UK where a proposed nuclear power station is to be built. Photo credit: Stop New Nuclear This morning, as the energy bill was making headlines in the UK, 10 people were setting up a non-violent blockade protesting the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear power […]

    Activists Shut Down UK’s Gas Power Station for One Week

    Activists Shut Down UK’s Gas Power Station for One Week

    Oil Change International By Andy Rowell This morning the last two protestors occupying the chimney of a huge gas power station in the UK intend to end their protest having shut the new power station down for a week. This morning the last two protesters from the No Dash for Gas group occupying the chimney […]