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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

Obama Administration Recognizes the Climate-Resiliency Benefits of Green Infrastructure

Posted July 16, 2014 by Ben Chou in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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As we‘ve seen play out repeatedly in communities across the U.S., the impacts of climate change are already here. Multiple wildfires are currently burning in Western states, California’s drought is only intensifying, and extreme storms have caused flooding and heavy...continued

President's Climate Resiliency Actions Include Risk-Mapping Tool

Posted July 16, 2014 by Becky Hayat in Solving Global Warming

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Today, President Obama announced a series of climate preparedness initiatives aimed at strengthening the nation’s efforts to prepare for sea level rise and more frequent extreme weather events. Among this array of initiatives is a $13.1 million mapping project, called...continued

Obama Announces New Disaster Planning Guidance That Will Make States and Communities Better Prepared for Climate Change

Posted July 16, 2014 by Becky Hammer in Solving Global Warming

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Today President Obama announced that states will soon be required to consider the projected effects of climate change when planning and preparing for natural disasters.  The requirement will be implemented in a revision to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...continued

Strategic Growth Council affirms its role as lead agency implementing cap and trade revenues for sustainable communities

Posted July 16, 2014 by Amanda Eaken in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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“We definitely know both in statute and because of agreement among the Council that the Council will retain all important authority over this program and all responsibility for the success of this program.” – Mike McCoy, Executive Director of Strategic...continued

City Energy Project Celebrates New City Advisors

Posted July 16, 2014 by Kimi Narita in Solving Global Warming

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Last week was a big week for the City Energy Project.  After months of preparation and hiring, the new City Advisors and local nonprofit staff from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Mo., Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Salt...continued

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