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Is the Water at Your Beach Safe for Swimming?

Did you know that every year, more than 10 trillion gallons of untreated storm water are swept through sewage pipes into America's waterways and onto our beaches, making many thousands of people sick? Before you swim, check out NRDC's annual report and see if your favorite beach makes the grade. Search here.

David Doniger Supreme Court Backs Carbon Pollution Controls -- Again
David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled three times now that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority under the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon pollution and protect Americans' health. Read more.

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Bring a Swift End to Old-Growth Logging in America's Rainforest!

The U.S. Forest Service is taking too long to phase out old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest.

Tell the agency to protect the forest's ancient trees before they are lost forever.

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Postcards from the Fire's Edge
Welcome to Wildfire Season 2014. These photographs capture what life is like on a planet that's feeling the burn.

NRDC Victory

Viva Patagonia!

After an eight-year campaign by NRDC and its partners, Chile has rejected the destructive HidroAysen dam project, helping open the door for a new, clean energy future for the country and its people. Read more about this victory and five lessons it offers for how to save the planet's most beautiful places.

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