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NRDC's Initial Take on EPA's New Ideas that Could Strengthen or Weaken the Clean Power Plan's Carbon Pollution Limits
posted by David Doniger, 10/31/14
David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.: This summer ...
A New Flank in China's War on Pollution? Controlling Emissions from Ports and Shipping
posted by Barbara Finamore, 10/28/14
Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Beijing: As President Obama and ...
Report Shows Minimal Energy Development Potential in Prime Greater Sage Grouse Habitat in the West
posted by Amanda Jahshan, 10/28/14
Amanda Jahshan, Wildlife Energy Conservation Fellow, Bozeman, MT:   A new report ...
Tar Sands Train to Ruin: How tar sands producer Southern Pacific Resources is going broke on shipping tar sands by rail
posted by Anthony Swift, 10/28/14
Anthony Swift, Attorney, International Program, Washington, DC: This blog was co-written ...
Proven Pathways to Clean up China's Ports, a Major Source of China's Air Pollution Problem
posted by David Pettit, 10/28/14
David Pettit, Director, Southern California Air Program, Santa Monica, CA: For twelve ...
New Study Reveals Computer Insomnia, and Higher Energy Costs and Pollution than Previously Estimated
posted by Pierre Delforge, 10/27/14
Pierre Delforge, Director, High Tech Sector Energy Efficiency, San Francisco: A new ...
Fact, Not Fiction: Floridians Support Action on Carbon Pollution
posted by Pamela Rivera, 10/27/14
Pamela Rivera, Latino Engagement Associate / Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.: On ...
Make Your Voices Heard: Vote in the 2014 Elections
posted by Frances Beinecke, 10/27/14
Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City: Now is the time of year Americans ...
Virginia's Utility Regulatory Staff: Wielding a Nuclear Ax When Toothpicks Would Do
posted by Walton Shepherd, 10/27/14
Walton Shepherd, Staff Attorney, Washington, D.C.: With Virginia already 80 percent ...
New guide from ASLA highlights urban green, literally, in Portland
posted by Kaid Benfield, 10/27/14
Kaid Benfield, Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, Washington, DC:   As many ...

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Congrats to the Big Winners of Our Latest Photo Contest!
posted by Gail Henry, 7/11/13
By Gail Henry We're happy to announce the Summer 2013 winners ...
Solar Warrior
posted by Mark Andrew Boyer, 7/11/13
By Mark Andrew Boyer On a sunny but blustery morning on the Pine ...
A Shift in the Wind: Mourning the Arizona Wildfire Hotshots
posted by Michael Kodas, 7/2/13
By Michael Kodas “We are the land of the free because of the brave,” ...

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La carga de la exploración: ¿Quién pagará el precio de la fracturación hidráulica en California?
posted by Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, 10/23/14
Las comunidades de minorías en California frecuentemente sufren mucho más que otras: desde ...
Jóvenes en la Florida toman acción
posted by Pamela Rivera, 10/22/14
Este agosto varios científicos importantes se reunieron con el gobernador Rick Scott para ...
Gobernador ratificó prohibición de bolsas de plástico liderada por legisladores Latinos
posted by Linda Escalante, 9/30/14
Después de varios intentos por aprobar una ley estatal que prohíba el uso de las bolsas ...
Presidentes de Latino América suman sus voces a la cumbre del clima
posted by Amanda Maxwell, 9/29/14
Este blog se publicó en inglés en Switchboard el 23 de septiembre. Los líderes ...

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Two Zijin Senior Staff Fined 1.15 Million RMB and Other Recent China Environmental Law, Public Participation, and Climate Change News
posted by Greenlaw, 1/14/11
紫金矿业两高管被罚115万以及其他最近的中国环境法、公众参与及气候变化的新闻 Two Zijin senior staff fined 1.15 million RMB, Zijin to donate ...
NRDC Beijing Office-DSM Staff Engineer – Job Opening
posted by JingJing Qian, 1/12/11
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking a full-time staff engineer for the Demand Side ...
The Warriors of Qiugang – A New Documentary on the Struggle to Save China’s Environment
posted by Alex Wang, 1/10/11
A great deal has been written about the struggles to resolve China’s overwhelming environmental problems, ...
Progress and Retreat for Environmental Transparency in China: Announcing the 2009-10 Pollution Information Transparency Index (PITI) Results
posted by Alex Wang, 1/4/11
Environmental transparency in China showed both progress and retreat over the past year, and many ...

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