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The many benefits of street trees and urban greenery (excerpted from People Habitat)
posted by Kaid Benfield, 4/23/14
Kaid Benfield, Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, Washington, DC:   We humans ...
A Creative New Approach to Saving Energy: Having Small and Medium-Sized Cities Compete
posted by David Goldstein, 4/23/14
David Goldstein, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco: Over the years, NRDC has ...
Cowboy Indian Alliance Sets Up Camp in DC, Says No Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
posted by Elizabeth Shope, 4/23/14
Elizabeth Shope, Advocate, Washington, D.C.: Today, the Cowboy Indian Alliance set ...
The social cost of carbon: playing catch up to the IPCC
posted by Laurie Johnson, 4/23/14
Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, DC: Photo: ...
Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theorists Threaten Cities' Sustainability Efforts
posted by Jacob Scherr, 4/22/14
Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC: I can remember ...
IPCC Report Reactions: Act Now, Agree Later
posted by Chelsea Phipps, 4/22/14
Chelsea Phipps, NRDC Action Fund and Global Strategy & Advocacy Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.: ...
Bill that would avoid 7 million tons CO2 emissions and save Californians $2.5 billion annually clears first hurdle in California state assembly
posted by Pierre Delforge, 4/22/14
Pierre Delforge, Director, High Tech Sector Energy Efficiency, San Francisco: California ...
"The Earth is what we all have in common." -Wendell Berry
posted by Paulina Muratore, 4/22/14
Paulina Muratore, Program Assistant, New York City: Last week, NRDC hosted a table ...
Already Rapidly Spreading Across New York State - Solar to get Ten-Fold Boost
posted by Kit Kennedy, 4/22/14
Kit Kennedy, Counsel, Air and Energy Program, New York: New York is a big ...
Use This Earth Day to Urge Leaders to Take Biggest Step Possible on Climate Change
posted by Frances Beinecke, 4/22/14
Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City: I plan to spend this Earth Day ...

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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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Crisis climática: EE. UU. debe poner manos a la obra
posted by Adrianna Quintero, 4/21/14
El nuevo informe publicado el 31 de marzo de 2014 por el Grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre ...
Infografía: Consejos para ahorrar energía
posted by Evelyn Arevalo, 4/17/14
El Día de la Tierra (22 de abril) nos da una oportunidad para hacer hincapié sobre nuestro ...
Salvemos a las mariposas monarcas
posted by Fernando Cazares, 4/16/14
No hay experiencia más enternecedora que estar rodeado de mariposas.  Es una de esas cosas ...
Líderes Latinos pueden dirigir inversiones más rentables para enfrentar crisis de agua en California
posted by Linda Escalante, 3/29/14
A pesar de las tormentas que empaparon a California hace un mes, agencias federales han determinado ...

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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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