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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

Reading, Writing, and ...Toxic Pesticides?

Posted August 27, 2014 by Miriam Rotkin-Ellman in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment

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Parents worry about plenty of things when they send their kids to school: first- day jitters, making friends, bullying … But exposure to toxic chemicals isn’t usually on the list of “back to school” worries. Perhaps it should be, though....continued

Why San Francisco, New York and DC may be more affordable than you thought

Posted August 25, 2014 by Kaid Benfield in Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably

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  Highly enlightening new data from the New York City-based Citizens Budget Commission demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in shaping how affordable large US cities are for a range of household types.  When typical housing and transportation...continued

Winning the Future We Want And Need

Posted August 21, 2014 by Robert Friedman in Environmental Justice, Solving Global Warming

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Exactly one month from today, thousands of people from across the globe will converge in New York City for the People’s Climate March. I hope you’ll join NRDC and over 800 of our allies across the progressive movement as we...continued

Protection for San Gabriel Mountains has broad support in advance of upcoming public meeting

Posted August 20, 2014 by Ramya Sivasubramanian in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places

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According to recently released polling, "80 percent of Los Angeles County voters support the proposed protection of the San Gabriel Mountains and rivers." Support is even higher among Latinos (88%) and Asian-Americans (82%). Women with kids in their household (like...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

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

Regulators Approve Major Upgrades to California's Largest Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program

Posted August 14, 2014 by Maria Stamas in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Solving Global Warming

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The California Public Utilities Commission today unanimously adopted significant program enhancements for the state’s largest energy efficiency program dedicated to cutting bills and electricity waste for low-income households. While the program served over 300,000 people last year at an investment...continued

Revised Water Bond Is the Right Response to California's Drought

Posted August 12, 2014 by Kate Poole in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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A broad array of stakeholders and interest groups, including NRDC, joined Governor Brown today to call for action on a proposed water bond that is slimmed down, focused on a key set of investments, and far superior to the $11.1...continued

National Academies fully supports Report on Carcinogens assessment - formaldehyde still causes cancer, despite industry arguments otherwise

Posted August 8, 2014 by Jennifer Sass in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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The National Academies of Science (NAS) issued its assessment of the cancer risks from formaldehyde, a common and highly toxic chemical found in our furniture, home building materials, and clothing. The National Academies conducted a thorough and rigorous scientific review,...continued

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