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Valero's Promise to Benicia: We'll only have an environmental disaster once every 111 years.
posted by Diane Bailey, 9/18/14
Diane Bailey, Senior Scientist, San Francisco: Actually, that’s kind of worrisome, ...
Neonicotinoid pesticides - bad for bees, and may be bad for people too
posted by Jennifer Sass, 9/17/14
Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C.: While public attention has recently ...
California Legislative Session Ends with Big Wins for Our Health and Environment
posted by Victoria Rome, 9/17/14
Victoria Rome, California Legislative Director, San Francisco and Sacramento: As the ...
Faulty Gas Wells Contaminated Drinking Water in Pennsylvania and Texas
posted by Briana Mordick, 9/17/14
Briana Mordick, Staff Scientist, San Francisco: A new scientific study concluded that ...
More scientific evidence of risks to wildlife from oil and gas development
posted by Amy Mall, 9/17/14
Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.: I've blogged before about the risks ...
Three things we need to stop the downward spiral with antibiotics
posted by Mae Wu, 9/17/14
Mae Wu, Program Attorney, Washington, DC: At dinner the other night, my four-year old ...
Get Happy: Good News about Solar
posted by Nathanael Greene, 9/17/14
Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, New York City: There’s ...
UN Climate Summit Will Be a Time of Reckoning
posted by Frances Beinecke, 9/17/14
Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City: Next week President Obama will ...
Report: Customers in 13 Mid-Atlantic States & DC Could Miss Out on $1.3 Billion in Electric Bill Savings
posted by Allison Clements, 9/17/14
Allison Clements, Senior Attorney, Project for Sustainable FERC Energy Policy, New York: ...
The future of fires: what's missing from the SCC?
posted by Laurie Johnson, 9/16/14
Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, DC:  This ...

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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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Manos a la obra con un plan fuerte para proteger a los floridanos de la contaminación de carbono
posted by Pamela Rivera, 8/20/14
A lo largo de nuestra campaña para animar al gobernador de la Florida, Rick Scott, para desarrollar ...
Los estadounidenses expresan apoyo por normas para combatir el cambio climático
posted by Frances Beinecke, 8/18/14
La Agencia de Protección Ambiental llevó a cabo audiencias públicas exitosas en ...
California y México trabajarán juntos por mejores regulaciones ambientales
posted by Leticia Pineda, 8/1/14
Este lunes en el marco de la visita del Gobernador de California Jerry Brown a México, se ...
Regulaciones para vehículos ligeros en México
posted by Leticia Pineda, 7/23/14
Tuvimos oportunidad de reflexionar acerca de los retos y oportunidades en torno a la armonización ...

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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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