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Cowboy Indian Alliance Sets Up Camp in DC, Says No Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Posted April 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Shope in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Today, the Cowboy Indian Alliance set up camp on the National Mall in Washington, DC with a ceremony, march with riders on horseback, and erection of a tipi on the mall—the beginning of a weeklong encampment and events calling on...continued

The social cost of carbon: playing catch up to the IPCC

Posted April 22, 2014 by Laurie Johnson in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Photo: U.S. Army under Creative Commons License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode This blog was originally published at the Cost of Carbon Pollution project here. In time for Passover, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest state-of-climate-change report, predicting a...continued

Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theorists Threaten Cities' Sustainability Efforts

Posted April 22, 2014 by Jacob Scherr in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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I can remember when “Agenda 21” was at the top of NRDC’s international agenda.  In the run-up to the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992, we were actively involved in the final negotiations of Agenda 21 – a 351-page totally-voluntary...continued

IPCC Report Reactions: Act Now, Agree Later

Posted April 22, 2014 by Chelsea Phipps in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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A recent report by the world’s leading scientists has concluded that immediate action is needed globally if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. But with a global agreement on climate change not expected until 2015, we...continued

Bill that would avoid 7 million tons CO2 emissions and save Californians $2.5 billion annually clears first hurdle in California state assembly

Posted April 22, 2014 by Pierre Delforge in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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California Assembly Bill 2529 (AB 2529) authored by Assembly Member Das Williams and sponsored by NRDC cleared the Assembly Utilities and Commerce committee in Sacramento on Monday, April 21. The bill proposes to set a statewide goal to reduce the energy...continued

Already Rapidly Spreading Across New York State - Solar to get Ten-Fold Boost

Posted April 22, 2014 by Kit Kennedy in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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New York is a big state—almost 55,000 square miles of city, river, pasture, suburb, mountaintop, forest and coast. Yet, in the past few years solar power has been spreading like wildfire from one corner to the next. Throughout the state—on...continued

Saving Mother Earth from Climate Change

Posted April 21, 2014 by Adrianna Quintero in Solving Global Warming

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As we approach Earth Day and our celebration of Madre Tierra (Mother Earth), most of us can't help but be concerned about her health and the impacts that climate change is having on her and our own lives. The Earth is...continued

Students to WashU: Cut Ties With Peabody

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

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The climate is changing, and with each and every passing day, more communities are experiencing the devastation of fossil fuel extraction. What’s it going to take to get us on track to a more sustainable future? Limits on carbon emissions, for...continued

Pebble Mine: Delivering Congratulations, Not Petitions, to Rio Tinto

Posted April 21, 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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Compared to our meetings in 2011, 2012, and 2013, this year’s meeting in London with Rio Tinto’s leadership about the proposed Pebble Mine had a very different feel.   Earlier in the week, after four years of discussions with NRDC and...continued

This is What Global Warming Looks Like - 2013 Edition

Posted April 20, 2014 by Dan Lashof in Solving Global Warming

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After a long drought of media coverage about climate change, an ambitious series on Showtime, “Years of Living Dangerously,” is off to a tremendous start. I urge you to watch all nine hours focusing, as the creators say, on the...continued

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