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- The deadly race to tap one of the most valuable commodities of the 21st century: sand
- Study says climate change is messing with the ocean's circulation. That's not good.
- Why you're more likely to recycle paper if it's flat than if it's crumpled up
- How ancient sea creatures licked their way onto land (and other neat science)
The U.S. Senate is expected to pull an all-nighter on Thursday, potentially voting on more than four dozen budget-related measures by dawn before blowing out of town for a two-week spring break. It's what Beltway types call a "Vote-a-rama." Under...Read More
When food is wasted--not just leftovers on plates, but edible food from farms, in grocery stores, and kitchens--it gets dumped into landfills, where it becomes a source of air pollution, water pollution, and even global warming pollution. A few nights...Read More
- President Obama announces his plan to protect Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
- New York bans fracking after NRDC and its partners make the case for public health
- Meet America’s newest national monument: California’s San Gabriel Mountains
- NRDC and its allies win a court battle to protect wolves in Wyoming
China is home to seven of the world's ten busiest container ports. About 26 percent of all containers across the globe pass through the top 10 Chinese ports every year. Every ship and truck brings pollution along with its cargo, and China is paying a high price for pollution from shipping. In 2010 the country saw an estimated 1.2 million premature deaths caused by ambient air pollution. Since Chinese port cities are among the most densely populated with the busiest ports on the planet, air pollution from ships and port activities likely contributes to much higher public health risks than are found in other port regions.