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The Pinto Abalone Deserves Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

The Pinto Abalone Deserves Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

Posted by Brad Sewell, July 30, 2014

Rampant historical overfishing -- combined with poaching and continued legal harvesting, climate change, and ocean acidification -- has pushed pinto abalone to the brink of extinction. Listing the pinto abalone as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act will enable better enforcement of harvest bans, increased habitat protection, and other conservation measures that are essential to save this West Coast treasure from extinction. Read more

Guide to Recycling Green Teams at Sports Venues

Guide to Recycling Green Teams at Sports Venues

Posted by Allen Hershkowitz, Darby Hoover, Alice Henly, and James Hands, July 21, 2014

Over the past few years, great progress has been made in advancing recycling and composting at sports venues throughout North America. Overall, the recycling rate throughout professional sports has grown appreciably since NRDC launched the first environmental partnerships with professional sports leagues and teams almost 10 years ago. NRDC has helped leagues, teams, and sports venues develop Recycling Green Teams that have diverted hundreds of thousands of plastic and aluminum containers away from landfills and incinerators to be recycled. Read more

The Exploding Threat of Crude by Rail in California

It Could Happen Here: The Exploding Threat of Crude by Rail in California

Posted by Diane Bailey, June 18, 2014

In the rush to transport land-locked unconventional new crude oil sources, old rail lines running through communities across America are now rattling with thousands of cars filled with crude oil. Neither the cars nor the railroads were built for this purpose. Worse, federal regulators have few safeguards in place to protect communities and the environment from accidents, spills and explosions resulting from the race to move millions of barrels of crude by rail. Read more

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