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Video: Behind the Scenes with Greenpeace in Copenhagen

Video: Behind the Scenes with Greenpeace in Copenhagen

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December 12 marked a global day of action where tens of thousands of activists raised their voices to the ears of negotiators who are in the midst of climate talks. Circle of Blue goes behind the scenes of Greenpeace's preparations for the massive rally that claimed the streets of Copenhagen Saturday.

Bhopal’s Water Still Toxic 25 Years After Chemical Disaster

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Chemicals used to make pesticides are still leaching into the groundwater and poisoning the drinking water.

Groundbreaking Norwegian Power Plant Generates Electricity From Water

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New alternative energy plant in Norway is the first of its kind, but could be a common alternative energy in the future. The world’s first osmotic power plant opened in Norway on Tuesday. The plant uses a combination of freshwater, seawater and a special membrane to generate emission-free electricity.

Congress, Michigan Legislature Asked to Fix Leaks in Great Lakes Compact

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It’s been more than a year since eight states agreed to prevent large-scale diversions from the Great Lakes, the most abundant source of clean freshwater on the planet. The passage of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, completed after ten years of campaigning by public interest organizations, legislative leaders, and governors of both parties, was meant to permanently secure the globally significant storehouse of water contained in the Great Lakes.

Food Security Summit Calls for National Governments to Act Now

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The World Summit on Food Security was a forum for raising awareness and encouraging international action, said Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization, at the end of the event.

Texas Legislators Raise Awareness About State's Water Woes

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More than 600 Texas lawmakers and water policy experts came together in Fort Worth this week for The Water Event conference to raise awareness about the state's water crisis. The two-day forum called attention to legislation that aims to confront the state's depleting water resources while its population swells.

Water Scarcity, Food Security Concerns Prompt Global Land Grab

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Area nearly the size of France purchased, leased for food production around the world. Africa, South America, parts of Europe targeted by cash-rich, food-poor nations

Nuclear Fallout: Nevada Takes Hard Look at Contaminated Groundwater From Historic Testing Grounds

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The Yucca Flat area of the Nevada Test Site is scarred with subsidence craters from underground nuclear testing[/caption]Decades of nuclear weapons testing has contaminated an estimated 1.6 trillion gallons of groundwater in the Nevada desert, a region where clean water is scarce and getting scarcer.

Madagascar Cancels Water Deal with Saudi Arabia

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Madagascar Cancels Water Deal with Saudi ArabiaMadagascar's government has ended a water export deal with Saudi Arabia because it was opposed by environmental, civil society groups in the country.

Peter Gleick: Water on the Moon

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nasaimage290In a good indication of just how important water is to us, some of the most exciting news from the Moon since the initial 1969 landing has revolved around research to determine whether or not it has water.

Environmental Policy Council Advises Cut in China’s Carbon Intensity

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China should reduce its carbon intensity by 4 to 5 percent per year to achieve goals of low-carbon development by 2050. The proposal from the China Council of International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) is the first time such a high-level organization has proposed firm targets for emissions.

Time Is Running Out To Slow Climate Change, Report Finds

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A new IEA study reveals the costly consequences of increasing current energy consumption patterns and calls for swifter policy action.