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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

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

10 Times More Solar Power Coming To New York With Expansion of State Program

Originally published on Natural Resources Defense Council. Governor’s Extension of NY-Sun Initiative Will Mean Thousands of Jobs, Less Climate Pollution NEW YORK (April 24, 2014) — The Cuomo administration today took the final step in...Show More Summary

Enviro groups team up on new campaign funding alliance

The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council are collaborating to help get climate hawks elected. They're not in the same league as the Kochs, but it's a start.

OnEarth Magazine is Going All-Digital

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From a perch on West 20th Street and the principles of an editorial mandate independent of 501(c)3 publishing parent the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), OnEarth magazine has been since 1979 at the forefront of environmental journalism. Show More Summary

OnEarth eliminates print

Back in February we praised OnEarth, the editorial arm of the Natural Resources Defense Council, for using its website to publish original longform with the type of polish usually reserved for print. In an announcement today from editors Doug Barasch and Scott Dodd, they said that OnEarth is eliminating its quarterly print publication to focus all its resources on digital...

NRDC: Anti-Chemical Food Rules ‘Woefully Inadequate’

Federal protections to keep potentially unsafe chemicals out of foods are “woefully inadequate” and may be putting the health of Americans at risk, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council investigative report. The food safety protection system is marred by minimal supervision by the US Food and Drug Administration, rife with apparent conflicts of interest […]

Who decides what food additives are “Generally Recognized as Safe”?

A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council gives us even more reason than even to avoid processed foods.

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