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Latino Leaders in California Legislature Steer Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Bill onto Governor Brown's Desk

Posted August 30, 2014 by Linda Escalante in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Reviving the World's Oceans

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After several attempts to pass a California statewide ban on  flyaway single-use plastic bags, our state Assembly and Senate have made proud history by voting to turn our Golden State into the first of the 50 states to ban these...continued

Map-gate: The Newest Strange Claims About the Clean Water Protection Rule

Posted August 29, 2014 by Jon Devine in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Over the last couple days, there has been a barrage of stories about a set of maps that the Environmental Protection Agency had produced, from long-public data maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey, indicating the location of various types of...continued

The Pay TV Industry Has Tuned into Set-top Boxes that Waste Less Energy

Posted August 28, 2014 by Noah Horowitz in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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After years of ever-increasing energy use, the amount of electricity used by those black set-top boxes provided by the cable, satellite and telephone companies has begun to go down, according to a report published today. In fact, national set-top box energy use...continued

USAID Needs to Bring Together Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation with Fresh Water Conservation and Climate Resilience in Development Assistance

Posted August 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Shope in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment

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It’s surprising that in the 21st Century, nearly 750 million people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion people –more than one-third of the world’s population—don’t have an adequate place to go the bathroom. This is so, despite...continued

What If Proven Benefits Alone Are Not Enough to Drive Industrial Energy Efficiency

Posted August 26, 2014 by Vignesh Gowrishankar in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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While cutting energy waste seems like a no-brainer for the industrial sector, a new research project suggests that even favorable cost savings, at a brisk rate, may be insufficient to drive deep deployment of energy efficiency in America’s factories and...continued

New Study: America's Data Centers Consuming -- and Wasting -- Growing Amounts of Energy

Posted August 26, 2014 by Pierre Delforge in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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All of our online activity -- including email, internet use, social media, and conducting business -- is delivered through nearly 3 million data centers across America, from small closets and larger server rooms, to mammoth “cloud” server farms. Their explosive...continued

Building Smart Cities in India

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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In his Independence Day speech from Old Delhi’s famed Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to replace India’s 64-year-old Planning Commission with a new central government think-tank led by mix of experts. The new eight-member institute would focus...continued

VIDEO: Pebble Mine and the Death Star Mine at Mount Polley

Posted August 18, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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In the wake of the devastating Mt. Polley Mine disaster, and even as the latest tests confirmed elevated levels of toxic copper and lead in aquatic life, a predictable progression is already underway. Within days, the mine owner, the...continued

Let's Get to Work on a Strong Plan to Protect Floridians from Carbon Pollution

Posted August 15, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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Over the course of our campaign to encourage Florida Governor Rick Scott to develop a strong plan for meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) standards, I have been heartened to hear about the efforts of so many...continued

California Misses Opportunity to Swap a Full Nuclear Plant for Clean Energy

Posted August 14, 2014 by Sierra Martinez in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming

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Ever since California’s giant nuclear plant shut down two years ago due to malfunctions and poor economics of revival, state regulators and politicians have been wrestling with the question of: How much clean energy can we use to replace that...continued


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