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 [...]
David Roberts writes today to praise a new proposal from the National Resources Defense Council for reducing carbon emissions from electric plants. The key part of NRDC's plan is that instead of setting targets for individual plants,...Show More Summary
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.
Beer is 90 percent water. If you’re into beer, you should be into preserving our clean water resources. Find out how tonight. [ more › ]
It's no secret that we're a wasteful nation. According to Dana Gunders, in her paper for the National Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of food produced in America is thrown away.
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
Ian Somerhalder suits up while attending the 2013 National Resource Defense Council Game Changer Awards held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Thursday (March 14) in New York City. The day before, the 33-year-old actor posed for pics with fans after his appearance on Live! with Kelly and Michael. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics [...]
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
WHAT U.S. OFFSHORE WIND NEEDS Fulfilling the Promise of U.S. Offshore Wind; Targeted State Investment Policies to Put an Abundant Renewable Resource within Reach February 22, 2013 (National Resources Defense Council) “Offshore wind is...Show More Summary
Amy Mall blogs a National Resources Defense Council analysis that says nearly six percent of total U.S. land is being leased by 70 of the largest oil and gas companies, including 38.5 million acres of public land: According to a newShow More Summary
Livestreaming here. Frances Beinecke: The National Resources Defense Council, 350.org and Sierra Club are hosting the biggest climate rally in history this Sunday in Washington, D.C.. We expect tens of thousands of people to join us in calling for immediate climate action. 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 [...]
The attorney for onetime Bell Councilman George Cole painted a portrait of his client as a dedicated and generous civil servant who logged long hours attempting to overhaul his city's educational resources but put his trust in the wrong people....
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 [...]