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25 Coal-fired Power Plants Responsible for Half the Great Lakes Region's Mercury Pollution

2207 days ago From Kansas City infoZine   View Archived Article

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - Chicago, IL - infoZine - Just ahead of a major US Senate vote on the Environmental Protection Administration's authority to clean up mercury and other toxic air pollutants, a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report shows that the 25 worst ...

Environmental websites to go dark to protest Canadian bill on pipeline

2211 days ago From Waterloo Record   View Archived Article

KITCHENER, CANADA - Other groups in Canada that plan to darken their home pages include Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, Oxfam Canada and the Pembina Institute. About 13000 people will darken Facebook pages or participate in social media, organizers said last week. ...

NOAA to consider classifying herring species as 'threatened'

2211 days ago From Gloucester Daily Times   View Archived Article

GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS - The protection was requested last August by the Natural Resources Defense Council. If the government concludes that river herring warrants protection =97 "threatened" has a lesser threshold than a finding that an animal is "endangered& ...

Can Environmentalists Learn To Love a Texas Coal Plant?

2214 days ago From Yale Environment 360   View Archived Article

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT - Miller and her allies, including the Environmental Defense Fund and the Natural Resources Defense Council, stopped the coal plants, and in 2007 TXU was sold to two private-equity firms that promised to steer the company onto a greener path. ...

Uranium mine challenge approved by NRC

2224 days ago From Wyoming Business Report   View Archived Article

CHEYENNE, WYOMING - The challenge will allow the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Powder River Basin Resource Council (PRBRC) to pursue in court the possibility of groundwater contamination during in-situ leach (ISL) mining for uranium at Strata's pr ...

Extreme storms in Midwest have doubled in last 50 years

2225 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

2230 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

2231 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

2242 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

2259 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

2266 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

2270 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

2278 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

2280 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

2303 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

2306 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

2309 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

2312 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

2316 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

2328 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 ...

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