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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.

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?

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…

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?…

“Use-By” Dates: a Myth that Needs Busting

Here’s a superbly-kept secret:  You know all those dates you see on food products—sell by, use by, best before? Those dates do not…

Greening Pro Sports: Rallying for Recycled Plastic Rally Towels

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…

Altruists in Action: The Role of NGOs & Non-Profits in CSR

There are more than 1.5 million US organizations—and many more overseas—that have put addressing a social issue or need above the goal of…

BOEMRE Issues A New Rule For Offshore Drilling

By David Pettit, NRDC (Originally published on NRDC’s Switchboard Blog). On January 3, 2011, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and…

Texas Home Alone: Another Court Rejects Challenge to Coming Carbon Standards

By David Doniger, policy director in NRDC’s Climate Center (Originally published on NRDC’s Switchboard Blog) Texas just lost another round in its bizarre…

Supreme Court Will Decide if States Can Sue to Curb Utilities’ Emissions

David Doniger, policy director in NRDC’s Climate Center (Originally published on NRDC’s Switchboard Blog. The Supreme Court will hear challenges by America’s biggest…

Bankrolling of Mountaintop Removal Mining Continues

Mountaintop Removal Mining (MTR) has been growing emerging trend within the coal mining industry.  MTR is less labor-intensive and for miners, less dangerous…

The Light Bulb as We Know It Is Changing

This Switchboard article was reprinted with permission from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Switchboard.nrdc.org By Noah Horowitz In late 2007, President Bush signed…

Agribusiness: The Future of Sustainably Grown Food

Frank Muller and his family raise what they call “processed tomatoes,” those dense tomatoes that end up in salsas, ketchup, and spaghetti sauce.…