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Dominion's Natural Gas Gamble Looks Risky for Ratepayers

Dominion Resources and its regulated subsidiary, Dominion Virginia Power, are gambling big on natural gas. But while the utility giant will be a winner if gas prices stay low over the next 20 years, the risk of losing this bet is very real—and the risk is being borne disproportionately by Virginia consumers. read more

Energy Equality on Earth Day

Each year, on April 22, people from across the globe gather to celebrate the environment, the protection of our ecosystems and all of the benefits that natural resources provide on Earth Day. This year, the 45th anniversary of EarthShow More Summary

Picking Up Strong Value Signals In Weak Commodity Prices

The plunge in commodity prices since last June, brought on by both the strong U.S. dollar and a slowing global economy, has obviously been a challenge for those involved in the production of raw materials and natural resources, but they have been a windfall for net-import countries. Most of the beneficiaries are Asian and Eastern […]

Turkey Hunters: Are You Prepared for Avian Flu?

With the approach of turkey season, state wildlife agencies like the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are warning hunters to take extra precautions when harvesting turkeys. This is due to avian flu, a highly contagious and deadly virus...

Major Egg Producer Fined for Clean Water Act Violations

The EPA and US Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division have announced a settlement with Cal-Maine Foods, one of the nation’s largest egg producers, that resolves Clean Water Act violations at the company’s poultry egg production facility in Edwards, Mississippi. Show More Summary

INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

Natural Resource Defense Council's director Linda Greer is spearheading the way to a cleaner fashion future. Greer is leading fashion's "toxic avengers" in a bid to clean up the toxic fashion industry in China through the Clean by Design initiative. up

The World Bank's broken promise to 'do no harm'

Seven years ago, the World Bank set out to help preserve Kenya's Embobut Forest for future generations. As part of the Natural Resource Management Project, it spent millions to mitigate erosion, prevent landslides and improve the administration of water resources.

Nature's Salvation

With humanity rapidly depleting earth's natural resources, the challenge to reverse the trend is daunting. Enter biomimicry, a promising strategy for turning the tide. Biomimicry is the practice of emulating nature by incorporating its principles into the production of goods and services. Show More Summary

New National Report Underscores Health and Economic Benefits of Clean Energy to People of Color and Low-Income Communities

Last week, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released an important new report, Bridging the Clean Energy Divide, that refutes highly misleading fossil fuel claims about clean energy policies and communities of color. The report...Show More Summary

Environmental group calls Xbox One energy-saving efforts insufficient

Microsoft is addressing the Xbox One's excessive latent power consumption ($6-$15 worth per year) with an update, but Natural Resources Defense Council scientist Noah Horowitz says on the non-profit's website, "It may be premature to...Show More Summary

Pakistan Invites Russian Energy Companies to Explore Opportunities

Pakistani oil and natural resources minister said that south Asian country invited Russian oil and gas companies to examine exploration opportunities.

Pakistan, Russia to Agree Gas Pipeline Deal by May - Pakistani Minister

Pakistani oil and natural resources minister said that Islamabad and Moscow are only a month away from signing a gas pipeline construction agreement, with a commercial deal to follow over the next few months.

What Catastrophe is Going to Bring About the Apocalypse?

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today on Gizmodo, we looked at the state of water rights in the face of California’s terrifying drought, alongside the U.S. Congress’ attempts to sell off our precious natural resources. And then SpaceX didn’t launch. It feels like a crappy day for humankind. But are we really gonna bite the dust? Read more...

Microsoft is addressing the Xbox One's latent power consumption

Since the launch of the Xbox One, it hasn't exactly been a power-friendly console. The Natural Resources Defense Council came down hard on Microsoft last year for the "Instant On" feature, which consumed a ton of power while in its standby state. Show More Summary


HIGHLIGHTS – JAWRA APRIL 2015 Editorial: Wigington discusses the nature of JAWRA multidisciplinary water resources journal articles. Featured Collection –  Conservation Effects Assessment Project: Rittenberg et al. present a conceptual...Show More Summary

Public hearings on Lee and Chatham coal ash dumps

6 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The first is tonight and the second Thursday evening: The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources will hold two public hearings this week on a plan to allow Duke Energy to move up to 20 million tons of coal ash to two landfills in Lee and Chatham counties. Show More Summary

London's Oil Find Overestimated by 'Many Times' According to Russia

The estimate of oil reserves recently announced in the south London area is grossly overestimated, Russia's Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said Monday.

Report: Climate Change Poses High Risk for Low-Income Rural Communities

If you live on a fixed income, fluctuations in energy prices can have a dizzying impact. As climate justice advocate Gerald Durley put it during a recent conference call hosted by the Natural Resources Defense Council: “When unprecedented...Show More Summary

Microsoft has a plan to stop the Xbox One from blowing up your monthly electric bill

Not long ago, the Natural Resources Defense Council raised a stink about Microsoft’s failure to inform Xbox One owners about how much energy their consoles were consuming while the “Instant-on” mode was enabled. According to the council’s research, this standby mode was adding a collective $250 million to Xbox One owners’ energy bills every year. Show More Summary

Trailer for 'Mutant Chronicles'

Earth's natural resources have been exhausted by mankind and a battle rages between the soldiers of four leading Corporations. Welcome to "The Mutant Chronicles"! Directed by Simone Hunter, "The Mutant Chronicles" hits U.S. theaters April 24. Not exactly horror, it's more of a Cyberpunk war movie apparently. But it stars Ron Perlman, which should appeal to any horror fan. .

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