NEW YORK— Each year, nearly half of the more than 5 billion pounds of seafood consumed by Americans — including tuna, swordfish, shrimp, cod and other fish — comes from foreign fisheries that have not been shown as meeting U.S. whale and dolphin protection standards.
ALBANY (June 30, 2014) — The New York Court of Appeals today upheld communities' right to use traditional local zoning laws to keep fracking out of their borders if they so choose.
ALBANY (June 17, 2014) – A deal was reached today on a final bill that, when passed, will ban the trade of ivory antiques in the state and increased penalties for traffickers, a move that can make significant progress in curbing the ongoing slaughter of African elephants for their tusks. Th
NEW YORK (April 29, 2014) – The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), BlackRock and FTSE Group, the global index provider, partnered today in launching a groundbreaking equity global index series that will exclude companies linked to exploration, ownership or extraction of carbon-based f
NEW YORK (April 24, 2014) — The Cuomo administration today took the final step in approving a major expansion of the state’s NY-Sun Initiative—a program that is successfully boosting solar power across the state—extending it through 2023 and supporting a tenfold increase in the clean energy
NEW YORK (April 8, 2014) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood maps for New York City did not identify that nearly 65 percent of the area inundated during Hurricane Sandy—home to nearly 300,000 people—was at risk from coastal flooding, according to a new analysis from the Natural
NEW YORK (May 17, 2000) – Citing environmental hazards as well as high cancer and infant mortality rates on Vieques Island, a coalition of environmental, labor and civil rights groups -- including NRDC -- say they will sue the U.S. Navy for violating U.S.
NEW YORK (May 16, 2000) - Calling them the biggest public health advances in a generation, experts from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) hailed a series of diesel fuel and exhaust-reduction proposals announced by the Environmental Protection Agency today that would reduce some categories
NEW YORK (April 18, 2000) - Film actor Leonardo DiCaprio is enlisting the help of two prominent environmental organizations to assist with the restoration and protection of the location for his current film "The Beach" in Thailand.
(New York, April 12, 2000) -- The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today hailed Governor George E.