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Extreme storms in Midwest have doubled in last 50 years

1014 days ago From Grand Island Independent   View Archived Article

GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA - ... Ill., and sent the Missouri River over its banks for hundreds of miles are part of a growing trend, according to a report released last week by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). ...

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Beluga Whales From Alaska Oil and Gas Drilling

1019 days ago From Center for Biological Diversity   View Archived Article

TUCSON, ARIZONA - ANCHORAGE, Alaska=97 Endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales are threatened by oil drilling and exploration, according to a lawsuit filed today by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Native Village of Chickaloon, Center for Water Advocacy and Center f ...

Larry David joins Twitter for charity, his assistant confirms

1020 days ago From Washington Post   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - By Sarah Anne Hughes Larry David (Lucy Nicholson - Reuters) Larry David is now on Twitter for a good cause. The =93Curb Your Enthusiasm=94 creator and star was lured into joining the site by the recently created project Charity Bribes, which crowdsou ...

Ameren asks for delay pollution controls at Illinois coal plants

1031 days ago From STLtoday.com   View Archived Article

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - Rebecca Stanfield of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Chicago office said Ameren's proposal isn't acceptable, and that the utility will have had eight years to make the needed investments. =93The public shouldn't have to tolera ...

Environmental groups protest plan for potential oil, gas drilling in Talladega, Conecuh national forests

1048 days ago From al.com   View Archived Article

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - By Jeremy Gray -- The Birmingham News The Southern Environmental Law Center, representing Wild South and Natural Resources Defense Council, today issued a formal protest in response to the Bureau of Land Management's plans to sale natural gas and ...

Climate Change Water Crisis

1055 days ago From Green Chip Stocks   View Archived Article

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - In the report titled =93Ready or Not: An Evaluation of State Climate and Water Preparedness Planning=94, which was conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), researchers appraised each state on its level of preparedness on handling cl ...

Report: Ohio unprepared for climate change

1060 days ago From Columbus Dispatch   View Archived Article

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Natural Resources Defense Council report, "Ready or Not: How Water-Ready is Your State?" claims Ohio is one of 12 states that have done nothing to account for climate change risks that include lower water levels in Lake Erie. ...

Oil and Gas Industry Can Increase Profits While Reducing Methane Emissions, NRDC Says

1067 days ago From International Business Times   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - By Pierre Bertrand: Subscribe to Pierre's RSS feed While the US oil and natural gas industries are reaping astronomical profits now, they could increase them even more if companies weren't so wasteful, the Natural Resources Defense Council sa ...

Environmental groups sue to stop 664MW Calico Solar

1069 days ago From Recharge   View Archived Article

OSLO, NORWAY - The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife are big-name environmental organizations whose explicit support -- or at least acceptance -- of large-scale solar developments in California in recent years have help ...

"Underwater Wilderness" Areas

1092 days ago From New Hampshire Public Radio   View Archived Article

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - =93Underwater wilderness=94 is a term sometimes used to describe so-called Marine Reserves, a type of Marine Protected Area (MPA) where offshore drilling and mining are not allowed and fishing is either heavily restricted or banned altogether. ...

Environmental Groups Demand EPA Provide Better Protection For Great Lakes

1095 days ago From Care2.com   View Archived Article

REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA - by Gina-Marie Cheeseman Environmental organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), are demanding that the EPA strengthen a permit proposal to regulate ballast water discharges, which introduce non-native species, ...

Kalamazoo's push toward cleaner water

1098 days ago From Western Herald   View Archived Article

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN - For more ways to keep water clean visit the Natural Resources Defense Council at http://www.nrdc.org/water/pollution. Posted by njstrehl on Feb 26 2012. Filed under Breaking, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. ...

Texans Unite Against the Keystone Pipeline

1101 days ago From The Nation   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - (For details and background, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) compiled an extensive document making clear how problematic the project really is.) TransCanada has used eminent domain to acquire a number of tracts, but critics of the compan ...

Alliance between natural gas industry, environmental groups fractures

1106 days ago From Washington Post   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), whose leaders McClendon wooed and who toured field operations, ultimately declined the funding he offered. Brune decided that the donations represented a political liability when he took the Sierra Club&# ...

Environmental group worries EPA beach pollution proposal not strong enough

1117 days ago From Florida Independent   View Archived Article

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA - By Virginia Chamlee | 02.07.12 | 10:01 am An EPA proposal to address pollution at US beaches is designed to protect swimmers from illnesses brought on by pathogens in recreational waters, but the Natural Resources Defense Council argues that the ...

New forest-management plan weakens wildlife protection

1123 days ago From The News Tribune   View Archived Article

TACOMA, WASHINGTON - "This plan is much less protective than the 1982 Reagan-era one on wildlife protection," said Niel Lawrence, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. "This provision is the single strongest protection for the national fo ...

Atlantic sturgeon 'endangered'

1124 days ago From Baltimore Sun   View Archived Article

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - Acting on a petition by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries service classified four populations of sturgeon from New York to Florida, including the bay's, as endangered. ...

Court: NY water pollution needs more oversight

1132 days ago From Thomson Reuters News & Insight   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The case is Natural Resources Defense Council et al. v. the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Supreme Court, Westchester County, No. 16132/10. (Reporting by Joseph Ax and Joan Gralla) ...

Global Warming and Water Shortages

1149 days ago From Health News Digest   View Archived Article

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - A recent study commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental group, and carried out by the consulting firm Tetra Tech found that one out of three counties across the contiguous US should brace for water shortag ...

Environmental groups line up star power against Northern Gateway pipeline

1152 days ago From Vancouver Sun   View Archived Article

VANCOUVER, CANADA - (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for HFPA) Fresh off its win helping delay the Keystone XL oil pipeline in the United States, the Natural Resources Defense Council is directing its star-studded cast against the $5.5-billion Northern Gateway ...

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