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Michelle Mehta, NRDC alum, Santa Monica, CA

Michelle Mehta

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California: Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Posted April 5, 2012 by Michelle Mehta in Solving Global Warming

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As the most populated and one of the most diverse states in the U.S., there is a lot at risk in California from climate change.  From the snowcapped peaks in the Sierra Nevada to the farms in the Imperial Valley...continued

California Should Require Volumetric Pricing for Sewer Service

Posted January 17, 2012 by Michelle Mehta in Living Sustainably

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Here’s something you probably don’t think about that much:  your sewer bill.  If you live in California, like me, chances are you pay a flat charge for your sewer service.  Meaning, it doesn’t matter how much or how little water...continued

Report: U.S. Cities Must Prepare for Water-related Impacts of Climate Change

Posted July 26, 2011 by Michelle Mehta in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Today marks the release of a new NRDC report called Thirsty for Answers: Preparing for the Water-related Impacts of Climate Change in American Cities. The report makes clear that some of the most profound effects of climate change are water-related,...continued

Don't get sick at the beach this Memorial Day!

Posted May 27, 2010 by Michelle Mehta in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment

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Memorial Day - the unofficial kick-off of the summer season – is almost upon us!  Many of us are planning to spend the long weekend at the beach, but as the oil disaster continues to devastate the Gulf of Mexico...continued

Put down the bottled water, turn on the tap

Posted March 22, 2010 by Michelle Mehta in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Almost a fifth of the world’s population—over a billion people—lack access to safe drinking water.   In the U.S., on the other hand, we have an enviable public water supply system that lets most of us turn on any number of...continued

Good news for a parched California

Posted March 31, 2009 by Michelle Mehta in U.S. Law and Policy

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Yesterday President Obama signed into law the historic Omnibus Public Lands Management Act, which grants permanent wilderness status to more than 2 million acres in nine states, protects 1,000 miles of river as "wild and scenic," and establishes three new...continued

San Diego--Surf, Sun...and Sewage

Posted February 3, 2009 by Michelle Mehta in Curbing Pollution

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Think of San Diego, and your mind probably conjures images of lounging on long sandy beaches and swimming, surfing, or boating in the warm ocean water.  You probably don't think of the 180 million gallons of minimally treated sewage that...continued

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