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The Clean Air Act has protected Americans and the air we breathe from harmful pollution for 40 years. Some members of Congress are now attempting to weaken and dismantle this time-tested safeguard of public health. Read more >

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A Call for Environmental Justice: A Call for "Zero"
posted by Melissa Lin Perrella, 5/27/15
Melissa Lin Perrella, Staff Attorney, Southern California Air Project, Santa Monica: ...
Organic Matter Can Improve Your Soil's Water Holding Capacity
posted by Lara Bryant, 5/27/15
Lara Bryant, Soil Health Fellow, Washington, D.C.: Okay, soil nerds. I've seen this ...
A Victory for Clean Water
posted by Karen Hobbs, 5/27/15
Karen Hobbs, Senior Policy Analyst, Chicago: Clean water and the Clean Water Act won ...
Americans Need the Clean Water Rule to Keep Our Drinking Water Safe
posted by Rhea Suh, 5/27/15
Rhea Suh, President, New York City: Today our country took one of its biggest steps ...
A Standard for Consumer Satisfaction with Utilities from ISO, Which Believes Standards Help Make the Free Market Economy Work
posted by David Goldstein, 5/27/15
David Goldstein, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco: Are you satisfied with ...
How Californians Pay For Electricity Is Going To Change, But Will It Be Better Or Worse?
posted by Sheryl Carter, 5/27/15
Sheryl Carter, Co-Director, Energy Program, San Francisco: The agency that oversees ...
As Devastating Heat Wave Bears Down, Indian City Offers Life-Saving Plan
posted by Anjali Jaiswal, 5/27/15
Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco: Authored by Dr. Dileep Mavalankar, ...
EIA Report Confirms Clean Power Plan Is Affordable And Effective, but Overstates the Cost of the Best Compliance Options -- Efficiency and Renewables Can do More at Lower Costs
posted by Starla Yeh, 5/27/15
Starla Yeh, Senior Policy Analyst, Climate and Clean Air Program, New York: The Department ...
Welcoming Electric Cars to the Central Valley
posted by Max Baumhefner, 5/26/15
Max Baumhefner, Attorney, Clean Vehicles & Fuels, San Francisco: On May 27, 2015 a ...
China Power Sector Reform Plans Aim To Boost Energy Efficiency and Renewables
posted by Barbara Finamore, 5/26/15
Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Beijing: [Tangshanpeng Wind Farm/Land ...

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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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El cambio climático empeora la salud de los que sufren de asma y alergias respiratorias
posted by Juan Declet-Barreto, 5/20/15
Los estudios científicos nos han demostrado que nuestro clima cambiante pudiera aumentar la formación ...
Lo que comemos afecta el planeta
posted by Peter Lehner, 5/5/15
La práctica de no comer carne de res en lunes en EE.UU. tuvo comienzos durante la 1era Guerra Mundial ...
pLAn de Sostenibilidad del Alcalde Garcetti crea oportunidad para mejorar la transportacion en Los Angeles
posted by Fernando Cazares, 4/20/15
De vez en vez, los habitantes de Los Angeles podemos reflexionar sobre la ruta que lleva la ciudad y ...
9 Consejos para Celebrar el Día de la Tierra
posted by Noah Horowitz, 4/17/15
No es necesario que compres un automóvil hibrido o que instales paneles solares para lograr beneficios ...

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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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