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Tennessee lands on NRDC 'most toxic' list

2452 days ago From Bizjournals.com    View Archived Article

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - Tennessee has been named to yet another list, and although the latest ranking isn't determined by Forbes , many residents may be wishing that it was: according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Tennessee ranks 15th among the top 20 states ...

Pollution, climate change to bring rise in ocean, alter coast, study says

2454 days ago From Sun-Sentinel   View Archived Article

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - South Florida can't afford to ignore growing dangers from pollution-fueled climate change, according to new findings from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Rising seas, more flooding from storm surge and saltwater seeping in and fouling drin ...

New Orleans is one of a dozen cities at risk from global warming, environmental group says

2458 days ago From NOLA.com   View Archived Article

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - View full sizeSusan Poag,The Times-PicayuneNew Orleans' survival depends on use of the sediment resources of the Mississippi River, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. This sediment pipeline near the Plaquemines Parish levee in Ir ...

Top 'Toxic 20': States With Most Air Pollution From Power Plants

2461 days ago From Christian Post   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - A study by the Natural Resources Defense Council determined that coal- and oil-fired power plants produce almost half the toxic air pollution in the United States. The facilities that generate our electricity are also our biggest sources of air ...

TN ranks high in toxic pollution from power plants

2463 days ago From WBIR-TV   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - ... By Elizabeth Bewley | Tennessean Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Tennessee's power plants emit more pounds of toxic pollutants than plants in most other states, according to a report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council ...

High Bacteria Levels Reported at Evanston Beaches

2478 days ago From Evanston Review   View Archived Article

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - By Patch Staff | Email the author | 2:20pm A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that Evanston beaches reported high bacteria levels in 2010, including high E.coli counts. The Evanston Review reported that water samples are taken ...

Environmental report: Area water is polluted

2481 days ago From Daily News   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - By Katie Terhune Results of a Natural Resources Defense Council report on beach water quality in Texas were released and discussed Wednesday by Environment Texas, a citizen-based environmental advocacy program. Pollution-related advisory days for ...

Environmental group rates SC beaches 9th

2482 days ago From Live 5 News   View Archived Article

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA - The Natural Resources Defense Council issued its report Wednesday, saying Horry County beaches had the biggest problems. Myrtle Beach spokesman Mark Kruea told the Sun News of Myrtle Beach that the report doesn't recognize all of the improvements ...

Weather helps N.J. beaches to No. 2 ranking

2482 days ago From newjerseynewsroom.com   View Archived Article

TRENTON, NEW JERSEY - Cynthia Zipf of Clean Ocean Action from Sandy Hook said we were number two because it didn't rain much. According to the Courier Post, only two percent of ...

Mixed news for Keys beach-water quality

2482 days ago From KeysNet   View Archived Article

MARATHON, FLORIDA - By LARRY KAHN The Natural Resources Defense Council on Wednesday released its annual survey of beach-water quality and public notification of health advisories against swimming or complete closures, and it's a mixed bag for the Florida Keys for 2 ...

Tybee gets good grades for beach water quality

2483 days ago From Savannah Morning News   View Archived Article

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA - The Natural Resources Defense Council lists Georgia beaches as the eighth cleanest nationwide in its annual beach water quality report. Two Tybee beaches received four of a possible five stars. Tybee Island council member Paul Wolff wasn't surpri ...

Beach Closings Rise As Pollution Grows, National Resources Defense Council Reports

2483 days ago From Peter Greenberg.com Travel News (blog)   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Just in time for the largest beach weekend of the year, the Natural Resources Defense Council's annual report indicates that beach pollution is a growing problem for our public health. Per the NRDC report, 2010 had the second-highest level of bea ...

Dirty Beaches in NYC: Which Ones Need a Bath?

2484 days ago From Patch.com   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual beach water quality report yesterday and found water at a total of 134 beaches in the five boroughs and its surrounding areas had bacteria levels that exceeded state health standards. ...

Judge rules polar bears still 'threatened'

2484 days ago From Los Angeles Times   View Archived Article

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled that the US Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to ... Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace filed a petition arguing ...

Report: NC ranks 7th in beach quality water

2485 days ago From WECT-TV6   View Archived Article

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA - SOUTHEASTERN, NC (WECT) =97 The Natural Resources Defense Council released its 21 st annual beach report Wednesday. During a conference call with officials from the NRDC, 2010 statistics were released about North Carolina's beaches. ...

California Widens Clean-Fuel Zone for Ships

2488 days ago From New York Times (blog)   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The move to expand the clean-fuel zone off California's coast was supported by air quality management districts in the state as well as environmental groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and Friends of the Earth. ...

Great Lakes face increasing pressure for water from world, own backyard

2493 days ago From WBEZ   View Archived Article

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - An upcoming Natural Resources Defense Council report finds some states already missed deadlines for water efficiency and conservation goals. Several environmentalists worried that could put the compact at risk, as water scarcity increases. ...

Three Gorges tarnishes new hydropower?

2493 days ago From UPI.com   View Archived Article

BEIJING, CHINA - "The dam operators lack experience in managing the water flow," said Yang Fuqiang, a senior adviser on climate and energy at the Natural Resources Defense Council, The New York Times reports. "They waited for too long until the drought ...

Environmental groups sue over Shell offshore plan

2505 days ago From Houston Chronicle   View Archived Article

HOUSTON, TEXAS - The legal complaints were filed in the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals =97 one by the Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity and the Natural Resources Defense Council and the other by Earthjustice, the Gulf Restoration ...

Administration, farmers hold talks on river restoration

2506 days ago From Kansas City Star   View Archived Article

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - "We are concerned that if the result of the case is less water going down the river channel, that would threaten the restoration," Natural Resources Defense Council attorney Jennifer Sorenson said Wednesday. The negotiations remain sealed t ...

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