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Illinois Tollways To Become Butterfly Sanctuaries

The Illinois Tollway and Natural Resources Defense Council agreed on a plan to turn I-88, I-90 and I-294 into a monarch butterfly restoration program. [ more › ]

Some Environmental Activists Funded By Russian Energy Interests

The Free Beacon has a bombshell report linking major donations – millions and millions of dollars – to groups like the Sierra Club and the Natural Resource Defense Council to a Bermuda law firm which represents Russian interests. Russia, of course, has a big interest in fighting American energy development. Shale oil and gas plays in America...

Polling Shows Americans Support Environmental Enforcement And Clean Energy

The US Natural Resources Defense Council has released the results of a new “bipartisan” poll of five key states that sought “Views on Environmental Regulations,” which clearly show Americans are not only in favor of existing environmental...Show More Summary

Environmental Groups Denounce Fast Track Trade Process

By DAVE JOHNSON The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the League of Conservation Voters and 41 other environmental groupssent a letter to Congress this week, asking them to oppose “fast track” trade promotion authority for upcoming trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Show More Summary

NRDC Files Lawsuit Over Toxic Pesticide Used In Pet Flea Control Products

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a lawsuit this week against the Environmental Protection Agency challenging the EPA's decision to allow the pesticide tetrachlovinphos (TCVP) to be used in pet flea control products...

Cuomo chooses the right path by making New York's hydraulic fracturing moratorium permanent

This infographic is included in a new fracking report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. A larger version can be viewed by clicking here. Citing health concerns, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced at a cabinet meeting Wednesday that his administration is banning hydraulic fracturing—fracking. Show More Summary

Susie Essman's Bizarre Real-Life 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Moment

Susie Essman stole a place in our hearts as the hilarious, prone-to-yelling Susie Greene on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Speaking with HuffPost Entertainment at the Natural Resources Defense Council "Night of Comedy" on Wednesday, Essman revealed the experience in her life that most belonged on an episode of Larry David's hit sitcom. Show More Summary

Susie Essman's Bizarre Real-Life 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Moment

Susie Essman stole a place in our hearts as the hilarious, prone-to-yelling Susie Greene on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Speaking with HuffPost Entertainment at the Natural Resources Defense Council "Night of Comedy" on Wednesday, Essman revealed the experience in her life that most belonged on an episode of Larry David's hit sitcom. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: THE JOBS BONANZA IN INDIA SOLAR

Solar Power Jobs: Exploring the Employment Potential in India’s Grid-Connected Solar Market August 2014 (Council on Energy, Environment and Water, Natural Resources Defense Council) Executive Summary Solar energy projects create green jobs and provide a boost to India’s developing economy. Show More Summary

EPA Sued to Ban Neurotoxic Insecticide Use on Crops

Last week, the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asking the court to ban chlorpyrifos, an insecticide that can interfere with the brain development of fetuses, infants and children. Show More Summary

NRDC shares inspection documents for Foster Farms

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) yesterday shared inspection documents for Foster Farms, the company at the center of a recent Salmonella outbreak that now appears contained.From a blog post yesterday by Jonathan Kaplan,Show More Summary

Disturbing Videos Show How Fracking Affects Every Day People in California

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has just released three new thought-provoking videos that offer a snapshot of the effects of oil and gas development on residents of California. The slideshow videos illustrate some of the ways fracking and other

WATCH: NRDC Releases New Animation on Superbugs in Meat

The United States-based environmental action group, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), says that dangerous bacteria resistant to antibiotics is spreading from farms into our communities in the form of superbugs. Read More The post WATCH: NRDC Releases New Animation on Superbugs in Meat appeared first on Ecorazzi.

TODAY’S STUDY: HOW DATA CENTERS CAN SAVE THE U.S. $3.8 BIL A YEAR

Data Center Efficiency Assessment; Scaling Up Energy Efficiency Across the Data Center Industry: Evaluating Key Drivers and Barriers August 2014 (Natural Resources Defense Council) Executive Summary Data centers are the backbone of the...Show More Summary

DATA CENTERS EFFICIENCIES CAN SAVE U.S. $3.8BIL/YR

America's Data Centers Consuming and Wasting Growing Amounts of Energy; Critical Action Needed to Save Money and Cut Pollution Pierre DelForge, August 26, 2014 (Natural Resources Defense Council) “…In 2013, U.S. data centers [--the backbone...Show More Summary

Can Conan O’Brien Convince Californians to Save Water?

California’s historic drought is no laughing matter. But the State of California and Natural Resources Defense Council are trying to inject some humor into their efforts to encourage Californians to conserve water, teaming up with Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter on a series of public service announcement (PSA) videos that feature water-saving tips.

California Antibiotics Bill Closer to Becoming Law

On Monday, the California Assembly passed Senate Bill 835 to ban the use of antibiotics for growth promotion and require a veterinarian prescription for a livestock antibiotic. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and other public...Show More Summary

Another Good Reason Why the I.R.S. Deserves No Deference from the Federal Courts

6 months agoNews : Reason

In its 1984 decision in Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, the U.S. Supreme Court held that when the judiciary is tasked with determining the meaning of an “ambiguous” statute, the default approach is to defer to the statutory interpretation advanced by the government agency charged with enforcing that statute. Show More Summary

Chicago Buildings Cut Carbon, Save $2.5M

Chicago’s biggest buildings have eliminated more than 28,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions and saved $2.5 million in annual avoided energy costs through retrofits, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council report. The Retrofit Chicago Commercial Business Initiative offers a replicable model for other municipalities, the report says. Show More Summary

Delaware, Maryland, Virginia water is pretty clean, but some beaches can make you sick

7 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Headed for the beach this summer? The Natural Resources Defense Council suggests you check out the condition of the water you might be swimming in. “The water at your local beach might be contaminated by human or animal waste, putting...Show More Summary

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