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What will the 21st Century Grid look like?

Posted July 21, 2014 by Carl Zichella in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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It seems everyone involved with renewable energy and climate change is asking the same question these days.  What will the 21st century grid look like?  This is one of the key questions the Department of Energy is asking as part...continued

National Conversation on Climate Change Has Shifted; Just Look at Latest Calls for Action

Posted July 21, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Solving Global Warming

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Matt Russell recently declared that “we are already experiencing the effects of climate change.” Russell isn’t a pundit or scientist or government official. He is a fifth-generation farmer from Lacona, Iowa, and he is trying to raise crops in...continued

Pro Hockey Releases Sustainability Report

Posted July 21, 2014 by Allen Hershkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Today, the National Hockey League released the first Sustainability Report ever issued by a professional sports league. Based on years of data collected from NHL arenas, the NHL’s Sustainability Report represents what is arguably the single most important environmental statement...continued

"At Some Point of Time We Will Go With This Proposal" - Despite Opponents, Sense of Inevitability Grows at Talks on Curbing the Super-Warming HFCs

Posted July 20, 2014 by David Doniger in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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Countries jousted again over proposals to replace the super-potent heat-trapping chemicals called hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol, the world’s most successful environmental treaty.   Saudi Arabia and Kuwait emerged as the most vociferous opponents.  But the large majority of countries,...continued

EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Posted July 18, 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 formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine project -- the controversial proposal to mine gold and copper at the headwaters of the pristine Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery in Alaska that faces...continued

Obama: People Get Ready

Posted July 18, 2014 by Theo Spencer in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Much ink has been devoted to President Obama’s laudable plan to cut carbon pollution from our biggest source: power plants. The US, and the world, have a seriously limited window to cut that pollution if we’re going to stave off...continued

NRECA: more fear mongering about EPA's Clean Power Plan

Posted July 18, 2014 by Laurie Johnson in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is running a deceptive ad campaign trying to undermine first-ever carbon pollution standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under its Clean Power Plan (click here and here). The ad portrays a...continued

National Geographic Adding Recycled Content to Flagship Magazine

Posted July 17, 2014 by Darby Hoover in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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The magazine famous for showcasing the natural wonders of the world for generations is now helping to preserve them in its own pages. Today, NRDC and Green America announced that the National Geographic Society has begun incorporating recycled fiber into...continued

Obama Plan Helps Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather Brought on by Climate Change

Posted July 17, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Solving Global Warming

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New Yorkers remember all too well the alarm we felt as Superstorm Sandy pounded our city. Apartment buildings and hospitals were swamped, and entire neighborhoods went without power for days. People who lost their homes or businesses spent months trying...continued

Guest Post: The Indian Mobile Air Conditioning Industry: the Business Case for Phasing-Down Potent-Greenhouse Gases in India and Globally (Part 2)

Posted July 16, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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As part of ongoing research, NRDC and CEEW are engaging in discussions with leading room and mobile air conditioning manufacturers in India and the market outlook toward phasing down high global warming potential (GWP) hydroflourocarbons (HFCs). In this second post,...continued

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