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Senate Votes to Stop Keystone Pipeline – For Now

Senate Votes to Stop Keystone Pipeline – For Now

The Keystone Pipeline is dead - for now. The US Senate voted Tuesday to block a measure that would have allowed construction on the controversial pipeline. The measure fell short by one solitary vote,

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Hurry, Tell Your Senator to Vote “No” on the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Hurry, Tell Your Senator to Vote “No” on the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

The Senate is set to vote today on the Keystone XL pipeline project, and those in favor need just one vote to make it happen, according to Yahoo. If you’re opposed to the project, you have a last-minute

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Interpol Wants You to Help Catch the World’s Worst Environmental Criminals

Interpol Wants You to Help Catch the World’s Worst Environmental Criminals

Interpol is launching the first-ever Most Wanted-style list for environmental criminals. Consisting of nine individuals suspected of all kind of eco-crimes, the list is meant to raise awareness and help

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House Votes in Favor of Keystone XL, Obama Considers Veto

House Votes in Favor of Keystone XL, Obama Considers Veto

Despite the disapproval of President Barack Obama, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted in favor of letting the Keystone XL Pipeline project go ahead. The Keystone XL would pump oil from the Tar

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President Obama Pledges $3 Billion to Help Countries Threatened By Climate Change

President Obama Pledges $3 Billion to Help Countries Threatened By Climate Change

President Obama just announced that the US will pledge up to $3 billion over the next four years to help poor countries adapt to climate change. The move comes days after the president signed a historic

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EU Leaders Vote to Allow Individual Nations to Ban GM Crops

EU Leaders Vote to Allow Individual Nations to Ban GM Crops

European leaders took a big step toward keeping genetically modified crops out of the continent’s fields earlier this week when they supported a plan that would give individual nations the right to ban

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AOL is the Latest Company to Abandon ALEC

AOL is the Latest Company to Abandon ALEC

The ALEC exodus keeps on gaining momentum and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. The most recent company to jump ship is internet giant AOL, which announced on Monday that it had decided not to

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Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Likely to Pass Thanks to GOP Senate Wins

Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Likely to Pass Thanks to GOP Senate Wins

Yesterday's Republican Party gains in the Senate put the passing of legislation that would give the go ahead to the Keystone XL pipeline within the party's reach. After six years of debate on the

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New IPCC Report Warns of Irreversible and Dangerous Impacts of Climate Change

New IPCC Report Warns of Irreversible and Dangerous Impacts of Climate Change

"Climate change threatens irreversible and dangerous impacts, but options exist to limit its effects," so states the briefest summary of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

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Poll Shows Voters Do Want Climate Change Action Despite Silence on the Issue

Poll Shows Voters Do Want Climate Change Action Despite Silence on the Issue

A recent survey conducted by YouGov and the Huffington Post has revealed that voters in this week's midterms consider climate change an issue, even though it is being downplayed in the pre-election

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Himalayan Viagra Causes Fungal Gold-Rush in the Tibetan Plateaus

Himalayan Viagra Causes Fungal Gold-Rush in the Tibetan Plateaus

High in the Himalayas grows a highly sought after medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra. And while many global leaders fail to enact policies to protect their own resources, two remote Tibetan

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Researchers Take an Up-Close and Personal Look at What Pollution Does to the Body

Researchers Take an Up-Close and Personal Look at What Pollution Does to the Body

Air pollution is one of those things that we know is awful for our bodies, but it can be hard to see the actual impact. So even though about 3.7 million people died prematurely from air pollution in 2012

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Hawaii Plans to Move Homeless People Away from Tourist Areas

Hawaii Plans to Move Homeless People Away from Tourist Areas

Hawaii may be the quintessential beach bum destination, but a new law lets authorities move the state’s homeless population away from tourist spots, and it's making life difficult for those genuinely

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India Bans Import of All Cosmetics Tested on Animals

India Bans Import of All Cosmetics Tested on Animals

The Indian government announced on Monday that as of next month it will no longer permit the importation of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. The embargo comes less than five months after a

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Thousands Call on eBay to Dump ALEC Over Climate Change Denial

Thousands Call on eBay to Dump ALEC Over Climate Change Denial

Forecast the Facts is taking eBay to task for its support of climate change denial by calling for the tech giant to step down from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in a national day of

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Pentagon Report States Climate Change is an Immediate Risk to National Security

Pentagon Report States Climate Change is an Immediate Risk to National Security

That hotbed of leftist, green activism - the Pentagon - is at it again, having just released a report that nominates climate change as a “threat multiplier” for national security. Jokes aside, the

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East Coast Flooding Will be 10 Times Worse in 30 Years Due to Climate Change

East Coast Flooding Will be 10 Times Worse in 30 Years Due to Climate Change

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) just released a new report warning that rising sea levels from global warming could increase flooding during high tides on the East Coast and Gulf Coast of the

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California Just Signed the Nation’s First State-Level Plastic Bag Ban Into Law!

California Just Signed the Nation’s First State-Level Plastic Bag Ban Into Law!

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed the nation's first state-level ban on plastic bags into law! Several cities across the United States have already outlawed plastic grocery bags, but this is the

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President Obama Just Created the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

President Obama Just Created the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Last week President Obama signed a proclamation to expand the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument by six times its previous size. The Monument Expansion designates the largest

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Google Dumps ALEC: They Are ‘Literally Lying’ About Climate Change

Google Dumps ALEC: They Are ‘Literally Lying’ About Climate Change

Google just officially ended its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) -- a shadowy right-wing organization that writes industry-friendly bills for conservative legislators to

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PHOTOS: 400,000 People Converge on Manhattan in Largest Climate March in History!

PHOTOS: 400,000 People Converge on Manhattan in Largest Climate March in History!

Initial reports estimated 110,000 attendees, but as the day continued, the numbers grew to epic proportions. By 3:00pm estimations grew to 310,000, and at 5:00pm reports indicated that tens of thousands

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How You Can Participate in the Largest Climate March in History This Sunday

How You Can Participate in the Largest Climate March in History This Sunday

The largest climate march in history takes place this Sunday - and if you care about the environment and securing a sustainable future for people on planet earth we hope to see you there! The People's

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HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is partnering again with The Rockefeller Foundation to help communities become more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather from a

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US Slaps New Sanctions on Russia, Stops Exxon from Drilling in the Arctic

US Slaps New Sanctions on Russia, Stops Exxon from Drilling in the Arctic

The Ukraine crisis may be inadvertently working towards environmental conservation in the Arctic. On Friday, the US government ordered American companies to cut off exports to Russian oil exploration

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The Earth’s Ozone Layer Increases for the First Time in 35 Years

The Earth’s Ozone Layer Increases for the First Time in 35 Years

Good news, everyone - a new United Nations report shows that the Earth's ozone layer has increased for the first time in 35 years. The report credits the recovery in part to the phasing out of

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Can Americans Rediscover Their Love of Rail Travel?

Can Americans Rediscover Their Love of Rail Travel?

"Trainsforming America" is a new documentary that takes a hard look at why America has fallen behind the rest of the world when it comes to properly investing in an efficient passenger rail system.

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“We Are Running Out of Time” – New Reports on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

“We Are Running Out of Time” – New Reports on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Two new reports have been released this week that demonstrate the consequences of inadequate action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Tuesday the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its

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Brazil Set to Elect World’s First Environmentalist President

Brazil Set to Elect World’s First Environmentalist President

Brazil is on the verge of electing their Barack Obama. Except Marina Silva would not only be the country's first black president - but also the world's first green president. Silva was born into a poor

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Toxin is Causing Pelicans to Drop Dead Out of the Sky in California

Toxin is Causing Pelicans to Drop Dead Out of the Sky in California

All along California’s coastline fisheries have been shuttered, marine hospitals have been flooded and birds have been dropping dead right out of the sky. The problem? A dangerous neurotoxin called

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7 Million Bats Killed by White Nose Syndrome: How You Can Help

7 Million Bats Killed by White Nose Syndrome: How You Can Help

We've reported on the white nose syndrome (WNS) afflicting and killing bats across the U.S. for a few years now. However, the latest estimates from the Defenders of Wildlife put the number of bats killed

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