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WASHINGTON (November 27, 2015) – Leaders from more than 150 nations around the world are gathering next week in Paris for crucial negotiations, hoping to reach a new international agreement addressing the global environmental challenge of our time, climate change.
WASHINGTON (November 25, 2015) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed course and yesterday asked a federal court to remove Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo from the market. NRDC sued EPA last year to challenge the agency’s approval of Enlist Duo, and EPA is now abandoning its defense of that decision in court.
NEW YORK (November 24, 2015) – Five Northeastern states and the District of Columbia announced a commitment today to look at options to jointly reduce carbon emissions from their transportation sectors, including market-based possibilities building upon the success of the highly successful Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
WASHINGTON (November 22, 2015) – The provincial government of Alberta, Canada, today announced that it will limit, over time, emissions from the tar sands crude oil sector, which produces one of the dirtiest and most carbon-intensive energy sources in the world.
NEW YORK (November 20, 2015) – Energy efficiency upgrades to the steam heating systems found in the vast majority of New York City apartments could save building owners $147 million in annual energy costs and maintenance savings, help the city meet its goals for cutting carbon emissions, and improve apartment living for millions of New Yorkers.
WASHINGTON (November 20, 2015) – With a crucial climate summit beginning soon in Paris, Robert Redford has released a video kicking off a citizen petition drive calling on world leaders to “take bold action” to avoid the damaging impacts of climate change.
CHICAGO (November 19, 2015) – As harvest season ends and farmers in the United States ready themselves for winter, one small change could make a huge difference in their soil’s health and the health of our climate-impacted world: planting cover crops.
A report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds cover crops can suck tons of carbon pollution from the air, significantly cut crop losses and prevent the loss of a trillion gallons of water. In fact, planting cover crops on half the corn and soybean acres in the top 10 agricultural states (California, Iowa, Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Indiana) could sequester more than 19 million metric tons of carbon annually – the equivalent of taking more than 4 million cars off the road.
BOZEMAN, MT (November 19, 2015) -- Following is a statement from Matt Skoglund, Director of the Northern Rockies Office at the Natural Resources Defense Council, in response to the proposal made under the Interagency Bison Management Plan to kill? roughly 1,000 wild bison through both hunting bison and also trapping bison for shipment to slaughter:
Washington, D.C. (November 18, 2015)– The Yellowstone grizzly bear population suffers from increasingly fragmented and disconnected habitats, according to a new report released today by the Endangered Species Coalition, which highlights ten rare or endangered species that lack safe, navigable corridors to connect them to important habitat or other populations.
CHICAGO (November 17, 2015) – Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) today voted against a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule to cut dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.