NRDC

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Reaffirms Industry Recovery

Wednesday's region-wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 251 generated $178,069,406 in high bids for 144 tracts covering 801,288 acres in federal waters of …

Oil & Gas Industry

EPA Should Abandon Rulemaking to Distort, Undervalue Benefits of Health Safeguards and Pollution Limits

NEWS RELEASE<p>(Washington, D.C. – August 14, 2018) EDF and a group of environmental, conservation, and social justice organizations yesterday submitted …

Pesticides

Expiration dates are a sham. Here's the best way to tell if a food has gone bad.

The best way to tell whether a food is still good to eat isn't necessarily by looking at the sell-by date printed on the package.<p>Expiration dates are based on rough estimates. They can tell you when a carton of eggs or a raw steak will most likely reach the limit for its best quality, but that's …

Business

Court orders EPA to ban pesticide that causes learning disabilities in children

After over a decade of fighting, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has finally scored a victory in securing the ban of the pesticide …

Pesticides

Court orders seafood import ban to save vaquita

<b>Responding to a lawsuit filed by conservation groups, the U.S. Court of International Trade has ordered the U.S. Government to ban seafood imports</b> …

Sailing

Environmentalists’ Plan To Solve California’s Wildfire Problem — Ban Fossil Fuels

10:49 AM 08/10/2018<p>Environmentalists are using the wildfires raging across northern California to push the governor and state lawmakers to ban oil …

Conservative View

Trophy-hunting foes sue to shut down Trump wildlife board

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Animal advocacy groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to shut down U.S. President Donald Trump's board advising on federal rules for importing big game, saying it is stacked with trophy hunters and politically connected donors and cannot serve the public interest.<p>The lawsuit said …

Wildlife

A Judge Just Ruled the Trump Administration Has Failed in Protecting the World’s Rarest Marine Mammal

In a win for environmentalists Thursday, the United States Court of International Trade ruled that the federal government failed its “statutory duty” …

Liberal View

In attempt to save the rarest marine mammal, court orders ban on Mexican seafood imports

To protect one of the most endangered species in the world, an international trade court judge ordered the Trump administration Thursday to ban all …

Extinction

Court: Ban seafood caught with nets that harm tiny porpoises

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered the U.S. government to ban imports of seafood caught by Mexican fisheries that use a net blamed for killing off the vaquita, the world's smallest and most-endangered porpoise.<p>Judge Gary Katzmann, of The U.S. Court of International Trade, on Thursday granted a …

Extinction

Clean Energy Advocates Oppose Nevada Ballot Question 3

<b>Las Vegas, NV --</b> Today, four clean energy groups, Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, and …

Energy Efficiency

Court Orders Seafood Import Ban to Save Mexico's Vaquita Porpoise

For Immediate Release, July 26, 2018<p>Contacts:<p>Kari Birdseye, Natural Resources Defense Council, (415) 875-8243, kbirdseye@nrdc.org<br>Sarah Uhlemann, …

Marine Mammals

Flood insurance is underwater. Will Congress reform it?

Steve Chapman’s recent column about flood insurance highlighted an important truth: All Americans, regardless of where they live, end up paying for flood and hurricane disasters.<p>For too long, the National Flood Insurance Program has been financially underwater. Since fall of 2017, Congress has …

Flood Insurance

More Than 17,500 Square Miles Protected for Hawaii's False Killer Whales

Monday the National Marine Fisheries Service designated 17,500 square miles of ocean as protected critical habitat for Hawaii's false killer whales, …

Endangered Species

Trump Administration's Latest Proposal Targets America's Endangered Species

The automatic protection policy of threatened and endangered plants and animals is in danger of being overturned by the Trump administration, …

Trump Administration

Wheeler lives up to his Big Coal reputation by rolling back the EPA's coal ash rules

Whelp, we gave him a shot. But for his first major decision as acting administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler opted …

EPA

Lawmakers Suggest Lawsuit-Happy Environmentalists Help China, Hurt National Security

Environmental advocacy groups that take the Defense Department to court appear to operate as foreign agents working to help China and undermine the …

Conservative View

ACEEE: Rural households pay 40% more on energy than urban counterparts

Report authors emphasize the need for utilities and governments to extend incentive programs to more residents and ensure that more households can …

Energy Efficiency

California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early

California greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels, meeting an early target years ahead of schedule and putting the state well on its way …

Judge: Wildlife groups can join ivory ban lawsuit defense

A federal judge has ruled that wildlife protection and conservation groups can join New York state's effort to uphold its ivory ban being challenged …

Business

EPA sued for refusing to ban pesticide linked to autism

Environmentalists are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for reversing its position on a pesticide the Obama administration had recommended banning because of its links to autism and childhood brain defects.<p>On Wednesday, the Pesticide Action Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council …

Pesticides

Getting lead out of Newark's tap water? That'll take $60M, and 8 years

NJ Advance Media obtained a list of all the taps sampled by Newark between Jan. 2017 through May 2018 from the state Department of Environmental …

New Jersey

Republicans try a new tactic against environmental groups: McCarthyism

<b>To the editor:</b> I picked up Monday morning’s paper, and the first thing I noticed was the print headline “A red scare among green groups.”<p>The article reports that Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is suggesting that the Natural Resources Defense Council, a fine organization fighting for the public interest, …

Santa Monica

The Universe in Verse 2018 Live Stream

<i>The Universe in Verse</i> is brought to you by <i>Brain Pickings</i>, Pioneer Works, and The Academy of American Poets as a celebration of the common ground between science and art, and a protest against the silencing and defunding of both. We are donating all ticketing proceeds to the Natural Resources …

Universe

Relax. Sustainable Fashion Is Easier Than You Think

Nobody can seem to agree on how to dress sustainably.<p>Some people advocate for organic cotton and Fair Trade fashion, while others criticize how …

Fashion

At the EPA, great power comes with great responsibility...along with a side order of Chick-fil-A?

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Tushy Founder Wants Americans to Give Up Toilet Paper

<i>By Christian Smith</i><p>Serial entrepreneur Miki Agrawal wants America to give up toilet paper in favor of a bracing splash of water. Her latest venture, …

Sexual Harassment

Why opponents are blasting compromise on Duke Energy's $7.8B grid plan

Interest groups say the proposed three-year, $2.5-billion pilot program for Duke Energy's N.C. grid modernization program would be unlawful and …

NRDC

California makes huge investment in 'widespread transportation electrification'

Even as the U.S. turns away from clean energy, California continues to charge ahead. Empowering the largest investment in the U.S. by the electric …

Electric Vehicles

Lowe’s Says It Will Ditch Dangerous Solvents

Lowe's