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- "The only people with reason to oppose the rule are polluters who threaten our clean water." —#WOTUS
- As glaciers melt, long-lost artifacts (and bodies) are emerging from the ice
- Climate change or natural variation? Understanding this ocean phenomenon will help us figure it out.
- Why do we still clean up oil spills with shovels and buckets?
Today our country took one of its biggest steps ever to protect clean water with a new standard that restores safeguards to nearly two million miles of headwaters and streams and tens of millions of acres of wetlands. Building on...Read More
President Obama recently updated federal flood protection standards. These are the criteria government agencies use when building their own facilities, as well as when they decide whether to finance large public projects, such as train or bus terminals, electric transfer...Read More
- Federal judge rules the government must do more to protect marine mammals from sonar
- 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
The West Coast could soon become a destination for huge volumes of tar sands crude oil -- one of the world's dirtiest fuels -- setting back efforts to combat climate change and exposing communities to significant new health and environmental risks. Call it a tar sands invasion.