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Marching to Make the Urgency for Climate Action Clear

Posted September 18, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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  Climate change is no longer a far-off peril, it’s here and now. From Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. east coast to the horrific Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, from rising seas to widespread droughts, wildfires, floods and famine,...continued

Breaking Down the President's Plan on Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Posted September 18, 2014 by Mae Wu in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment

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Today, the President announced some initiatives to deal with antibiotic resistance. The White House released an Executive Order to create a taskforce to develop a national plan. They also released a national strategy for combating antibiotic resistance. And finally, released...continued

An Extreme Congressional Attack on Americans' Right to Breathe Healthy Air

Posted September 18, 2014 by John Walke in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Some conservative members of the Senate and House of Representatives introduced legislation this week bent on abolishing the 44-year-old health foundation for the Clean Air Act and eliminating Americans’ right to breathe safe air. Senator John Thune (R-SD) co-sponsored the...continued

Scientists Offer Up Climate Solutions

Posted September 18, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Today, the Miami Herald reported on a new letter by "42 scientists from Florida colleges and universities...asking the governor and state policy leaders to convene a 'Climate Science & Solutions Summit' to be held this fall to come up with...continued

The Big Kahuna: DOE Proposes Rule for Commercial Air Conditioners that Offers Biggest Potential Savings Yet

Posted September 18, 2014 by Meg Waltner in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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The White House announced a number of commitments to energy efficiency this morning, not the least of which is a proposed energy efficiency standard for rooftop air conditioners that could produce the largest electricity savings under any U.S. appliance efficiency...continued

A One-Two Punch to Curb Powerful Climate Pollutants -- Carbon Dioxide from the Power Sector and Methane from the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted September 18, 2014 by David Doniger in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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EPA’s groundbreaking carbon pollution standards for the nation’s existing power plants, proposed last June, represent the most significant action our country has ever taken to tackle the pollution that drives climate change. NRDC is preparing detailed comments to submit this...continued

Valero's Promise to Benicia: We'll only have an environmental disaster once every 111 years.

Posted September 17, 2014 by Diane Bailey in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil

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Actually, that’s kind of worrisome, especially considering that if you don’t experience that disaster yourself, your kids probably will.  This is one of the many absurd elements showing Valero’s cavalier attitude toward public safety in the draft Environmental Impact Report...continued

Neonicotinoid pesticides - bad for bees, and may be bad for people too

Posted September 17, 2014 by Jennifer Sass in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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While public attention has recently focused on the threat to honey bees and bumble bees from neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides, there is growing evidence that another species may be a risk from these pervasive chemicals—humans. Many scientists now say that exposure...continued

California Legislative Session Ends with Big Wins for Our Health and Environment

Posted September 17, 2014 by Victoria Rome in Curbing Pollution, U.S. Law and Policy

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As the gavel fell on the California state legislative session, NRDC and our partners celebrated breakthroughs on policies we’ve been advocating for years. Our state leaders finished strong for the environment sending numerous bills to Governor Brown that will clean...continued

Three things we need to stop the downward spiral with antibiotics

Posted September 17, 2014 by Mae Wu in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment

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At dinner the other night, my four-year old son was listening to my husband and me talk about my day at work. He asked what we were talking about, and I explained that there are people who want to feed...continued

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