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Untreated sewage closed US beaches for 20,000 days

634 days ago From Arabic UPI.com   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The 23rd annual beach water quality report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council found 80 percent of the closings and advisories were issued because testing revealed bacteria levels in the water violated public health standards, confirmin ...

Beaches in Gulf Shores earn 'superstar' water quality status from national environmental group

635 days ago From al.com   View Archived Article

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - The city'=80=99s beach and the Gulf State Park Pavilion have been recognized among 13 of the top beaches in the U.S. for water quality and monitoring and notification practices in a new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council. ...

EPA faces lawsuit over beach pollution

640 days ago From Sun-Sentinel   View Archived Article

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - The Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Ocean Action and several other groups filed a formal notice of intent this week to sue the Environmental ...

Patti Smith duets with Karen O at star-studded benefit bash

662 days ago From Express.co.uk   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - Tobey Maguire, Cindy Crawford, Rachel Bilson and Emma Roberts were among the A-list guests at the Chanel event in aid of the Natural Resources Defense Council, which was held at the home of art dealer Larry Gagosian in the Holmby Hills area of the ci ...

Murkowski announces national energy proposal

782 days ago From San Francisco Chronicle   View Archived Article

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - It calls for more domestic drilling at locations that include the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, with a portion of revenue devoted to research on clean ...

NRDC’s Plan To Reduce Power Plant Emissions

835 days ago From ENN   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - In fact, like many local elected officials, he became an accomplished problem solver while serving on the Davis Joint Unified School District, the Davis City Council and, finally, as the city's mayor from 2008 to 2010. Now, a member of the Yolo C ...

California holds first-ever auction of greenhouse gas pollution credits

864 days ago From San Jose Mercury News   View Archived Article

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - "The world is watching California mark this historic milestone," said Alex Jackson, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. "The launch of the nation's first economywide carbon market emphasizes once again Californi ...

NRDC Condemns Fracking and Natural Gas “Waste”

891 days ago From Triple Pundit   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Writing in the NRDC staff blog, Peter Lehner, the Natural Resources Defense Council's executive director, says that fracking for oil in North Dakota =93is so lucrative that when natural gas bubbles up alongside the oil, most oil companies simply ...

Four Texas counties rank among nation's top ten for gasoline consumption

911 days ago From Houston Chronicle   View Archived Article

HOUSTON, TEXAS - (Graphic by Natural Resources Defense Council) Editor's note: There is a typographical error in the NRDC's chart. Harris County consumption should be 328, not 323 gallons per person. If you want to find out more about your county's oil de ...

Drilling bans to face appeal

915 days ago From Legislative Gazette   View Archived Article

ALBANY, NEW YORK - The Natural Resources Defense Council last week announced the Community Fracking Defense Project to assist local governments in the drafting of legislation to "control the extent of fracking within their borders and/or limit the harmful effects ...

Initiative aims to save natural gems

915 days ago From Poughkeepsie Journal   View Archived Article

POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK - The Natural Resources Defense Council selects special places in our hemisphere that face an imminent threat of destruction, from pristine coastlines that could become industrial ports to ancient forests that could be stripped of trees to unspoiled .. ...

Climate Report Finds Assateague Island's Future In Doubt

939 days ago From The Dispatch   View Archived Article

BERLIN, MARYLAND - The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, on Wednesday released a new report on the potential long-term effects of climate change and sea-level rise on a handful of popular national ...

7 National Seashores Threatened By Climate Change

941 days ago From Care2.com   View Archived Article

REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA - Human-accelerated climate change is already taking its toll on seven of the Atlantic Coastline's national seashores, according to a new report from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). ...

40% of US food wasted, report says

948 days ago From CNN   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ... according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council released this week. The group says more than 20 pounds of food is wasted each month for each of 311 million Americans, amounting to $1350 to $2275 a month in waste for a family of f ...

'Toxic' region must become primary focus

949 days ago From Ironton Tribune   View Archived Article

IRONTON, OHIO - We must think differently =97 our health depends on it. A recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council paints a scary picture when it comes to air quality and toxic emissions from electric-generating plants. The agency identified its Toxic ...

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Presses Forward

950 days ago From The Epoch Times   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) of the San Francisco Bay area, which has received opposition from the conservation group the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), is pressing forward with a change in direction and a grant for ecosystem ...

Pennsylvania ranks third worst in toxic air pollution from power plants, report says

951 days ago From Lehighvalleylive.com   View Archived Article

EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA - =93Toxic pollution is already being reduced as a result of EPA's health-protecting standards,=94 says John Walke, the Natural Resources Defense Council's clean air director, in a news release. =93Thanks to the agency's latest safeguards, ...

Study shows Ala. ranks 14th in US for air pollution

953 days ago From CBS42   View Archived Article

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - (WIAT) -- Alabama comes in 14th place for the worst air pollution from power plants in the country, according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. They're calling for power companies across the country to clean up their act. The ...

Environmentalists Say Carcinogen Is Rampant in California Water

954 days ago From Courthouse News Service   View Archived Article

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - In July 2011, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment "determined that a concentration of 0.02 parts per billion of hexavalent chromium in drinking water poses no significant risk to public heath," and published this ...

Virginia ranks among 20 worst states for power plant pollution

958 days ago From Luray Page Free Press   View Archived Article

STANLEY, VIRGINIA - Virginia is the 12th worst state in the nation when it comes to exposing residents to toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants, according to an analysis released today in Virginia by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The NRDC-compiled da ...

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