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Jonathan Schell, Climate Change, and the (Still Pending) Fate of the Earth

Posted April 4, 2014 by Mark Izeman in Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming

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It would be overblown to say that the writer Jonathan Schell changed my life. But it is not a stretch to say that Schell, who died last week at the age of 70, played an instrumental role in my decision...continued

Countries Call for a New Implementation Architecture for Sustainability

Posted March 12, 2014 by Brendan Guy in Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans

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The United Nations process to establish a set of sustainable development goals for the world by 2015 reached a turning point last week. For over a year, nations have deeply delved into specific issues areas such as energy, health, and...continued

US Nuclear Safety Regulators Continue to Ignore Lessons of Fukushima for Severe Accident Hydrogen Explosion Risk at US Reactors

Posted March 6, 2014 by Christopher Paine in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Three years after Japan’s nuclear disaster, US reactors remain vulnerable to the threat of runaway hydrogen production and leakage in a severe nuclear accident, with little or no capacity to safely reduce or vent potentially explosive concentrations of this gas,...continued

EPA Makes the Right Move for Bristol Bay, Starts 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

Posted February 28, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, 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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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first regulatory step toward securing a healthy future for Bristol Bay.         Photograph © 2014 Robert Glenn Ketchum Responding to overwhelming public demand for the protection of Bristol Bay from the proposed...continued

Unprecedented Coalition in Washington, D.C. Next Week Urging EPA to Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska

Posted February 20, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, 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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Next week NRDC will join leaders from an unprecedented coalition of Alaska Natives, commercial fishermen, sportsmen, business owners, and faith leaders converging in D.C. and calling on EPA to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol...continued

Losing Your Voice

Posted December 10, 2013 by Sharon Buccino in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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I’m losing my voice.  Not from cheering for the Dallas Cowboys last night.  Not from trying to get 7th grade girls to listen during basketball practice.  I’m losing my voice because of what is Congress is doing to shut...continued

A Win for Energy Innovation

Posted November 15, 2013 by Noah Long in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans, Solving Global Warming

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The California Public Utilities Commission approved a new electricity research and development program for the state’s three largest investor-owned utilities yesterday, paving the way for a critical investment in a clean energy future with affordable and reliable electrical service. The Electric...continued

Response to an Open Letter on the Future of Nuclear Power

Posted November 5, 2013 by Dale Bryk in Curbing Pollution, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming

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Response to an Open Letter on the Future of Nuclear Power By Dale Bryk, Sheryl Carter, Ralph Cavanagh, David Goldstein and Kit Kennedy NRDC Energy Program Four distinguished atmospheric scientists, including Dr. James Hansen, have written an open letter encouraging...continued

Fukushima Radiation Risks from Eating Fish

Posted September 24, 2013 by Matthew McKinzie in Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy

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Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant is releasing radioactively contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese government has placed restrictions on fishing in waters near the reactors. Are radioactive substances from Fukushima being found in fish caught and sold...continued

NRDC Response to "Coming Full Circle in Energy, to Nuclear," by Eduardo Porter, New York Times, August 21, 2013

Posted August 23, 2013 by Christopher Paine in Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy

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In his recent article “Coming Full Circle in Energy, to Nuclear,” Eduardo Porter offers up nuclear energy as the best alternative to coal in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Regarding the real possibility that humankind will burn vast additional...continued

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