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Gulf Oil Disaster Demonstrates Need for Clean Energy Sources and Policies

May 10, 2010

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climatelegislation, energyandclimate2009, gulfspill, health, marinemammals, oil, oilspill, publichealth

A MarketWatch article quoted and linked to a letter  Frances Beinecke sent to President Obama last week to urge him to take action in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill… In the Washington Post, David Doniger explained how...

Gulf Disaster Requires Full Investigation; Cape Wind, Clean Power Today; White House Dinner Goes Green, Clean Trucks Program Update

April 30, 2010

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BP, capewind, cleanenergy, cleantrucks, gulfspill, oil, renewableenergy

In an ABC News article Bob Deans called for a “full, comprehensive, independent investigation” into the recent oil spill disaster off the coast of Louisiana… In a Boston Herald article about the approval of the Cape Wind energy project, Frances...

Asian Carp Fight Continues, Sigourney Weaver on Oceans Advocacy, ThisIsOurMoment Celebrity Advocates

April 27, 2010

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carp, china, climate, earthday, energyandclimate2009, invasivespecies, oceanacidification, oceans, thisisourmoment

In light of the US Supreme Court decision not to engage on a dispute amongst Great Lakes states over Asian carp in Chicago waterways, Henry Henderson noted in an Associated Press story that the fight against invasive species will continue;...

Protecting the Great Lakes, Ocean Acidification Warnings on Capitol Hill, Plastics Recycling, NY Passes E-Waste Bill and Blocks Natural Gas Drilling, Atrazine's Threats, Biofuels in Comprehensive Climate Bill

April 26, 2010

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acidtest, asiancarp, atrazine, biofuels, biomass, carp, climate, climatelegislation, earthday, energyandclimate2009, ewaste, naturalgasdrilling, naturalgasny, oceanacidification

In a PBS documentary called “Fragile Waterways” Thom Cmar stressed the need to “close the door to invasive species” in the Great Lakes… Thom also spoke to AM900 radio about the Asian carp crisis [Listen Here]…  Sigourney Weaver spoke to...

Helping Viewers Go Green and Understand Ocean Acidification on Earth Day, Coal Plants Killing Fish in Lake Erie, Polluters Reporting their Emissions, and AB32

April 23, 2010

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AB32, acidtest, climatelegislation, coal, coalfiredpowerplants, earthday, energyefficiency, energysavings, oceanacidification, oceans, simplesteps

In honor of Earth Day, Good Morning America ran a segment on ocean acidification using footage from NRDC’s Acid Test; the show’s website also ran two articles, here and here, on ocean acidification, including hyperlinks to NRDC in both … The Today...

NRDC Celebrates 40th Earth Day, NRDC's 40th Year, Biggest Environmental WIns for the Planet, Warnings about Ocean Acidification

April 22, 2010

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cleanairact, cleanenergy, cleanwateract, climatelegislation, comprehensiveclimatelegislation, earthday, globalwarming, oceanacidification

NRDC was out in full force for the fortieth anniversary celebration of Earth Day. Frances Beinecke explained to CNN.com that over the past 40 years, a strong desire to protect the environment has grown among the American public… Frances also...

NRDC in TV's Green Coverage, Protesting Transit Fare Hikes in L.A., Flaws to Port of L.A. Challenges, Overwhelming Support for Clean Energy

April 21, 2010

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climatebill, climatelegislation, energyandclimate2009, energyefficiency, portoflosangeles, portspollution, renewables, transit

Dale Bryk appeared on the Today Show this morning for a special environmentally-themed “Who Knew?” segment which involved a sustainability and energy-saving trivia game with Kathie Lee and Hoda… The Los Angeles Times reported that members of the Bus Riders...

Partnership to Reduce LA Port Pollution, "Acid Test" Narrator Named Oceans Champion, Spreading the Word about Energy Efficiency, and Truth about Incinerators

April 20, 2010

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acidtest, climatelegislation, energyandclimate2009, incinerators, oceanacidification, oceans, oceanshealth, portoflosangeles, portspollution

Melissa Lin Perrella spoke with CNN  about the collaboration between NRDC and the LA Ports to reduce pollution and improve health conditions for surrounding communities… David Pettit highlighted the challenges facing independent truck drivers at the Port of LA in...

Advocating for Comprehensive Climate and Energy Legislation, Health Benefits to New Toxics Control Legislation, Trouble with Tar Sands, Greening of Baseball

April 16, 2010

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baseball, chemicals, climate, climatelegislation, energyandclimate2009, globalwarming, MLB, tarsands, toxics, TSCA

A Greenwire article picked up by the New York Times reported that NRDC President Frances Beinecke met with President Obama’s Chief of Staff to discuss climate legislation… Frances’ involvement in that meeting was also mentioned in a Washington Post Post...

Accolates for Sustainable Food, Utilities to Promote Energy Efficiency in NM, Whale Meat Trade, Greening the Supply Chain, Plastics Recycling, Tar Sands Damages

April 15, 2010

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energyefficiency, energyefficiencystandards, farming, food, growinggreenawards, plastics, recycling, tarsands, whalemeat

Tonic ran a blog by Frances Beinecke announcing the winners of NRDC’s 2010 Growing Green Awards, which honor leaders in sustainable food and farming… Tom Singer spoke with the Associated Press about new standards in New Mexico that encourage electric...

Problems with Nuclear Power, Reactions to Nuclear Summit in Washington, Food Labeling Shorcomings, New Fuel Economy Standards, Climate Legislation for National Security, Greening MLB

April 14, 2010

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climatelegislation, energyandclimate2009, food, fueleffiencystandards, globalwarming, MLB, nuclearpower, nuclearwaste

In a CNET.com piece, Frances Beinecke emphasized that nuclear power is not economically competitive and thus will never be able to replace coal as America’s main source of power generation… In Politico, Tom Cochran praised decisions by the Ukraine, China...

Frances Beinecke Reflects on Earth Day, Suing to Block Beaufort Sea Oil Drilling, Urging Clean Trucks in California Ports, Recycling in New York, Energy Efficient TVs, Thoughts on Ethanol

April 13, 2010

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Biofuel, biofuels, cleantrucks, earthday, energyefficiency, energyefficiencystandards, ethanol, oildrilling, recycling

Frances Beinecke shared her reflections on the first Earth Day with USA Today’s Green House blog… In an article on the EPA’s recent approval of offshore drilling, The Wall Street Journal also took a quick look at NRDC’s pending lawsuit...

Triclosan's Dangers, Military's Toxic Waste, International Climate Efforts, Uranium Warnings, Gray Whale Population Concerns, Redford and Louis-Dreyfus Support NRDC

April 12, 2010

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graywhales, military, nuclear, salmon, toxic, triclosan, uranium

Sarah Janssen explained why stronger chemical regulations are needed for the common antibacterial soap ingredient triclosan in an LIVE interview with CNN American Morning… Mae Wu also spoke about the topic on ABC 7 (DC) [Watch Here]… In a FRONT PAGE...

Concerns about Triclosan, Stockpiles of Nuclear Weapons, and Incentives for Recycling

April 9, 2010

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chemicals, nuclear, nuclearweapons, publichealth, recycling, toxics, triclosan

In a Reuters article about the FDA announcement that the safety of the chemical triclosan (commonly found in antibacterial soaps) needs to be reevaluated, Sarah Janssen commented that the public deserves to know that this chemical may be dangerous; the...

Glaciers Disappear from Glacier National Park, Triclosan Health Concerns, Protecting Great Lakes from Asian Carp, Praise for EPA for Banning Fumigants Near Homes

April 8, 2010

Posted by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

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antibacterial, asiancarp, chemicals, climate, climatechange, glaciernationalpark, glaciers, greatlakes, triclosan

The Associated Press highlighted a new study by NRDC and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, showing that the rapid melting of glaciers in Glacier National Park threatens wildlife, forests and jobs in Montana; dozens of national and local outlets carried...

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