By John Walke, Clean Air Director, Natural Resources Defense Council On May 9, Senator Vitter (R-LA) led seven fellow Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in a boycott of the committee vote to confirm Ms. Gina McCarthy as the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. McCarthy has responded to an [...]
Southern California is taking steps to reduce its water imports by 40 billion gallons by 2035, according to a new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This is equivalent to the annual water use of over one million people. via Southern California tackles water scarcity – FierceEnergy.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company and 19 other craft brewers have partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council to advocate for strong clean-water policies. The Brewers for Clean Water campaign aims to protect the industry’s no. 1 ingredient: water. While hops and malt can be sourced elsewhere, breweries rely on their local [...]
The NBA, partnering with Sprint and the Natural Resources Defense Council, has pledged to offset more than 10 million pounds of CO2 as it tips off NBA Green Week, which runs through April 12. NBA Green Week presented by Sprint includes community environmental projects, recycling programs and energy efficiency initiatives along with giveaways to encourage [...]
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has produced a number of brochures on ocean acidification with a US regional or state focus. Download the brochures from the NRDC ocean acidification page.
Ian Somerhalder lent his name to a charitable cause last night at the Natural Resources Defense Council's Game Changer Awards in NYC. Ian, who showed up in a suit to walk the red carpet at the ceremony, has long been involved with environmental causes. Show More Summary
Fulfilling the Promise of U.S. Offshore Wind: Targeted State Investment Policies to Put an Abundant Renewable Resource within Reach Douglass D. Sims, February 2013 (Natural Resources Defense Council) The Promise and Failure of U.S. Offshore Wind Offshore wind holds great promise. Show More Summary
By Tom Kenworthy The head of the Natural Resources Defense Council appeared before a Senate committee looking into the implications of the nation’s shale gas revolution yesterday. Frances Beinecke issued a compelling appeal for tougher federal oversight of the oil and gas industry and its drilling practices that have raised widespread concerns about public health and [...]
As a species, we waste an amazing amount of food. According to Natural Resources Defense Council, the humans of the world chuck an incredible 40% of all food we produce. Dumpster divers have long sought to live off of the excess of our inefficient system, scrounging for edibles amongst the trash bin. Going one step [...]
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council. I’ve blogged about this case before, noting that the Supreme Court’s grant of review in this case was based on a completely mistaken premise. (If you’re unfamiliar with the case, the linked post explains in [...]
[Note from editor: For the sake of keeping giving on our minds for the entire holiday season, we're going to highlight a non profit organization or specific good deed that has been done everyday until New Year's as part of our Real Estate...Show More Summary
A recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) states: Getting food from the farm to our fork eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land, and swallows 80 percent of all freshwater consumed in the United States. Yet, 40 percent of food in the United States today goes [...]
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a proposal to reduce power plant pollution by 26 percent by 2020 and 34 percent by 2025. The post NRDC’s Plan To Reduce Power Plant Emissions appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
by Whitney Allen After four years of congressional stalemate on efforts to slash carbon pollution responsible for climate change, the Natural Resources Defense Council released a road map to cleaner electricity this week that relies on existing executive authority rather than Congress. NRDC’s new report describes how the Obama Administration can make substantial cuts in [...]
Experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council today unveiled a groundbreaking proposal to sharply cut carbon pollution from America’s power plants, featuring a unique federal-state partnership and flexibility for plant owners that will hold down costs and improve Americans’ health. Show More Summary
Tonight in NYC the Natural Resources Defense Council will present photographer Paul Nicklen with its first annual BioGems Visionary Award, acknowledging the role he and his breathtaking images have played in inspiring the organization’s...Show More Summary
Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council. This case involves a lawsuit by clean-water advocates to require our County Flood Control District to take responsibility for ensuring that polluted stormwater doesn’t impair our local water quality in two local rivers. The [...]
Americans will buy 581 million pounds of turkey meat for Thanksgiving this year but will trash more than one-third of it, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Individual elected Republicans have stood up in support of the wind energy production tax credit, even if it means cozying up to folks like the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council. But now wind-friendly Republicans have...Show More Summary
For the fifth year in a row, the Natural Resources Defense Council is searching nationwide for exciting leaders who are making our food system healthier for us, more sustainable for the planet, and more equitable for food workers.