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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

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

Solar Energy: Improving the Livelihoods of India's Rural Salt-Pan Farmers

Posted August 14, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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As India celebrates Independence Day this Friday, August 15th, it will bring with it a history of struggle, conflict, and triumph. It is certain that India has come a long way in the 67 years since it gained independence, and...continued

Using compost to improve soil health and crop productivity

Posted August 11, 2014 by Claire O'Connor in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably

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Growing up on a farm in Nebraska, I spent most summer afternoons outside, exploring, digging, and collecting “treasures”—usually rocks, feathers, bugs, and other lovely items I’m sure my mother was thrilled to have me drag into the house.  These days,...continued

Moving Forward on Offshore Wind in New Bedford: If You Build It, Clean Energy Will Come (Guest Blog by Chris Halfnight)

Posted August 11, 2014 by Kit Kennedy in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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A short walk from the famous Whalemen’s Chapel of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, offshore wind power is getting a major push.  With construction of a new, $100-million marine commerce terminal well underway in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the city is on track...continued

Voces Verdes Business Leaders - Trailblazing Our Clean Energy Economy

Posted August 8, 2014 by Fernando Cazares in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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This past June, the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, a set of proposed guidelines and state targets aimed at cutting the national carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent from a 2005 baseline.  These are...continued

Now Showing: Pebble Mine's Disastrous Future at BC's Mount Polley Mine

Posted August 7, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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In the early morning of August 4, 2014, a major breach occurred in an earthen dam built to contain millions of tons of mining waste – called “tailings” -- at the Mount Polley copper and gold mine in central...continued

Lighting the Way: New Report Finds State Policies Drive Solar Growth

Posted August 5, 2014 by Pierre Bull in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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The growth of solar power in the U.S. over the last decade has been simply mind-boggling. Since 2003, our country’s solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity has increased from a mere 97 megawatts to more than 12,000 megawatts at the end of...continued

Are You as Water Smart as Conan O'Brien?

Posted August 5, 2014 by Steve Fleischli in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, NRDC, and the State of California have teamed up to create a new series of very funny Public Service Announcements to encourage water conservation during California’s historic drought.  This new partnership follows the debut of Conan’s first...continued

Visiting Levi's Stadium and the Revolution In Greening Sports

Posted August 4, 2014 by Jane Schuldiner in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably

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A lot of people ask me what kind of work I do here at NRDC.  My response always includes “sports greening,” which can sometimes lead to a look of confusion.  I then describe the importance of making ecologically sound choices...continued

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