Articles by Brandon Baker, EcoWatch

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PETA’s Undercover Shearing Videos Expose Horrific Sheep Abuse in U.S. and Australia
Brandon Baker, EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jul 2014

It would be tough to think of any disgusting, gutless acts that aren’t featured in new videos about brutal sheep shearing in Australia and the U.S., produced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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Chile to Build Largest Solar Farm in Latin America
Brandon Baker, EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jul 2014

A large solar power plant is coming to Chile’s Atacama Desert, and the U.S. is providing financial support to make it happen.

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World’s First Battery-Powered Bus Transports 135,000 Passengers in 10 Days
Brandon Baker, EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Mar 2014

Electric buses have been rolled out at trade shows in recent years, but a suburb of São Paulo, Brazil began picking up riders earlier this month in what officials say is the world’s first battery-powered public transit bus.

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3 Years after Fukushima: How Survivors’ Mental Health Continues Deteriorating
Brandon Baker, EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Mar 2014

“After the Chernobyl disaster children were diagnosed many years later,” she told the BBC. “My boys may be fine now, but if there is any risk I need to find out as soon as possible.” She’s not comfortable relying on the government for information. Just two weeks ago, Japanese officials announced plans to restart reactors that were closed after the incident, calling nuclear energy a “vital source” of power.

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World’s Poorest Suffer from Radioactive Sickness as Areva Mines for Uranium
Brandon Baker, EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jan 2014

More than 60 percent of Niger’s population lives on less than $1 per day, and even more have no electricity. Still, French company Areva keeps contaminating those residents and their environment while mining away for uranium—one of the few resources the world’s poorest country still has.

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