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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

3 weeks 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

2 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

10% of U.S. Beaches Are Too Polluted for Swimming: How Does Your Favorite Rate?

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has just released its 24th annual Beach Report, "Testing the Waters 2014," which identifies the most polluted beaches in the U.S. Shockingly, 10 percent of the nation's beaches failed to meet water quality standards

Alarming 10% Of Beaches Fail Water Quality Test

The National Resources Defense Council analyzed the water quality of 3,485 different beaches in 2013 and has recently released their findings. The recent report shows that at least 10% of beaches in the United States failed the water quality test. These beaches have been deemed so polluted that they are unsafe for any visitors to

Environmentalists Respond to Sen. Feinstein Rebuke of Water Policy

In response to Senator Dianne Feinstein's rebuke last month that environmentalists “have never been helpful to me in producing good water policy,” the Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) and the Pacific Institute recently published...Show More Summary

The Best and Worst Beaches for Water Quality in the U.S.

Millions of Americans will be hitting the beach this summer, but when it comes to water quality, not all beaches are created equal. According to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), 10% of beaches in the U.S. Show More Summary

Carbon Pollution Standards Can Save Americans $37.4 Billion

Originally published on the website of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Many key states will benefit from climate action: AR, CO, FL, IA, IL, MI, MO, MN, NC, NV, OH, PA, and VA The first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power...Show More Summary

Natural Resources Defense Council: Chamber of Commerce lies about EPA power-plant emissions rule

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Replacing coal burning plants with these would wreck the economy, according to the Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a study Wednesday claiming that an Environmental Protection Agency rule governing power-plant emissions of carbon dioxide will devastate the U.S. Show More Summary

New report slams Xbox One and PS4 power consumption: Inefficiencies still abound

A new report from the National Resources Defense Council breaks down console power consumption across the new generation -- and slams the Xbox One for its high usage in stand-by and while watching television.

Xbox One and PS4 Draw Huge Amounts of Power Even When You’re Not Using Them

Both the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One use up to three times as much electricity annually as the previous generation of gaming consoles, a new report from the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) warns. According to the report, the Xbox One uses an average of 300kWh annually (an estimated $65 in NYC;…

Op-Ed: Latest Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef Criteria ‘Falls Short’

This past Friday, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and our partners at Rainforest Alliance, Food Alliance and Friends of the Earth U.S. submitted joint comments to the Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef (GRSB) detailing...Show More Summary

Study: Video Game Consoles to Cost Consumers $1 Billion a Year in Electric Bills

Of this total, $400 million will come from "vampire" usage, the electricity used while video game consoles are in stand-by mode and aren't being used, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Game console...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Koch Brothers Headed To Court Over Petcoke Issues

The Natural Resources Defense Council and Southeast Environmental Task Force are planning to take billionaires Charles and David Koch to court over the pollution associated with their petcoke storage facilities along the Calumet River. [ more › ]

London Stock Exchange Climate-Friendly Index Makes Me Hopeful

The London Stock Exchange, in partnership with BlackRock, one of the largest asset managers in the world and the Natural Resource Defense Council, announced today the launch of the "FTSE Developed ex-Fossil Fuels Index Series." The ex-Fossil...Show More Summary

Meet the Congressman Whose District Grows Most of Your Weed

Two years ago, California Congressman Jared Huffman, who had previously served as a state assemblyman and an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, was elected to represent a district stretching from Marin County all the way to the Oregon border. Show More Summary

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