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The NRDC Toxic 20: How’s Your State’s Air Up There?

NRDC's Toxic 20 states have the dirtiest air.
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Just Two Words – “Plastics” and “Alternatives”

The logo and name, “Plasticity,” were fun and the invitation to the Plasticity Forum side event in Rio de Janeiro on June 21…

NRDC Website Tracks Rio+20 Commitments

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) created a website to track the commitments made at the Rio+20 Earth Summit.
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NRDC Rates G20 on Renewable Energy, Urges Greater Action at Rio+20

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) yesterday released its Renewable Energy Scorecard, a report that ranks and analyzes G20 member nations' renewable energy…
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How Baseball Could Usher in a Greener American Future

Major League Baseball broke the color barrier 7 years before The Supreme Court ruled in favor of desegregation. Today, MLB is stepping up…
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BP Agrees to Major Pollution Cuts at Tar Sands Refinery

Back in the waning days of the GW Bush administration, the EPA approved a permit issued by the State of Indiana, long known…
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EPA Underestimates Emissions from Palm-Based Biofuels

Scientific and environmental groups announced that they will submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to EPA's proposed finding that…

Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

California has one of best climate change adaptation plans.
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FDA Drags Its Feet on BPA Ban

The US FDA recently announced that it has rejected the 2008 Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) petition requesting that the toxic chemical bisphenol A, or…
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Is America Beyond Peak Meat?

Several cultural and environmental trends, from health concerns to a down economy, have had an impact on meat consumption in the United States.
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The Oil and Gas Industry’s Take on “Dealing with NGOs”

What do oil and gas say about Environmental NGOs when they think no one is watching?
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House Transportation Bill Paves the Road for Big Oil

The House transportation bill throws a big wet kiss to Big Oil.

FDA Caves in to Lobbyists on Antibiotics, Putting Public Health at Risk

Maybe it all goes back to high school science. Maybe the reason I’m sitting here, writing, with urgency about the importance of sustainability,…

Maine’s Governor Helps SFI Win an Important Battle Over FSC

I have to admit that I got it wrong. Last September, I wrote here about the battle between the competing forest products certification…
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Recycling Can Create 2.3 Million Jobs According to NRDC Report

Every major project creates jobs – indeed the Keystone pipeline would have created many jobs and in this economy, who doesn’t want that?…