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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

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

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

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

MSNBC Takes On Food Waste

The United States wastes about 40 percent of all edible food, according to the National Resources Defense Council. If Americans saved a mere 15 percent of that, it could feed 25 million people. On Earth Day this year (April 22), MSNBC...Show More Summary

Most states don't track oil industry violations, and those that do assess piddly penalties

The Natural Resources Defense Council and FracTracker Alliance came out with a new report Wednesday titled Fracking’s Most Wanted: Lifting the Veil on Oil and Gas Company Spills and Violations. One of the environmental advocacy group's...Show More Summary

All Opinions Are Local: NRDC says clean-power plan benefits Virginia

In a sweeping contradiction of the positions of Dominion Virginia Power and assorted politicians and regulators, the National Resources Defense Council has issued a report saying that Virginia will benefit by following a proposed federal plan to cut carbon dioxide.Read full article >>

Has China Reached Peak Coal?

According to energy data released by the Chinese government last week, the country’s consumption of coal fell by 2.9 percent in 2014 – the first dip in 14 years, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports.

On Friday’s Radio Show…

• Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., discusses why he opposes thimerosal in vaccines. • Lawyer David Niose details his lost legal battle to take ‘Under God’ Out of the Pledge of Allegiance in a New Jersey School.

On Friday’s Radio Show…

• Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., explains why he opposes vaccines. • More on President Obama’s congressional request to use the military to combat ISIS. • It’s the Friday Night Free-For-All!

Laying Pipe in The Lower 48

No one was surprised when the U.S. Senate recently passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and though a new video featuring Julie Louis-Dreyfus urges all to sign the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) petition advising...Show More Summary

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

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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