Latest Natural Resources Defense Council Stories

2011-01-27 12:30:00

Attacks on Clean Air Act Updates Would Increase Air Pollution and Health Risks - Including Asthma - for Millions of American Children, Adults WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 24 million Americans with asthma, including over 7 million children, are at increased risk of adverse health consequences if 123 U.S. House members in 35 states are successful in preventing the US EPA from updating the Clean Air Act, according to data compiled by the Natural Resources...

2011-01-18 12:55:00

Brown Would Derail Health Benefits From EPA Action to End Unlimited Dumping of Carbon Pollution WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statewide radio campaign starting today, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Environment Massachusetts call on U.S. Sen. Scott Brown to abandon his efforts to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from updating public health protections, warning that his actions threaten the health of hundreds of thousands of...

2011-01-12 06:05:00

A US commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Tuesday that an overhaul of industry practices and tougher safety measures are needed to avoid a repeat of the worst oil disaster in US history. "The central lesson to be drawn from the catastrophe is that no less than an overhauling of both current industry practices and government oversight is now required," the presidential panel said in a report released after a six-month probe. The April 2010 explosion of the BP-leased...

2010-12-15 06:25:17

A new international deal on global warming was reached in Cancun on December 11, easing the minds of environmentalists worried that another summit would end with no agreement, but casting a shadow over the issue is the political shift in the United States where legislative climate efforts stalled in 2010. President Barack Obama's administration played an active role in bringing the climate deal together, which pledged deep cuts in carbon emissions blamed for climate change and set up a new...

2010-11-26 13:00:00

The Obama administration is setting aside more than 187,000 square miles (120 million acres) along the northern coast of Alaska designating it as a "critical habitat" for polar bears as a result of a partial settlement in an ongoing lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Greenpeace against the Department of Interior. The total, which includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaskan coast, is about 13,000 square miles less than in a...

2010-11-17 10:00:00

210 Regional, State and Local Groups Sign on; American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics Among Signers of New National Ad. WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition of 210 public health, advocacy and faith-based groups is endorsing pending EPA pollution limits that would save 12,000 lives and prevent tens of thousands of asthma attacks and heart attacks each year. The groups announced their support...

2010-11-10 12:59:00

At Risk: 2 Million Annual Park Visitors Spending $160 Million and Supporting 3,000 Maine Jobs; A Glimpse of a Future With 'No Thunder' from Thunder Hole and Atlantic City Temperatures AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life in Acadia National Park and the Maine communities that depend on it for economic activity are in for some major and unpleasant changes if steps are not taken to rein in climate change, according to a detailed new report issued today by the Rocky...

2010-10-26 11:00:00

California's National Parks, Economy Face Climate-Change Threats SAN FRANCISCO and DENVER, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human-caused climate disruption could make Yosemite National Park hotter this century than Sacramento has been, according to a new report from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The report includes new local climate projections for ten national parks in California. With what the California Climate...

2010-09-22 08:00:00

Walmart, H&M Launch Efforts to Implement NRDC's 'Clean by Design' Pollution-Reducing Practices at Select Mills NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Working with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Walmart and H&M, two of the world's largest clothing retailers, have committed to working with their Chinese textile suppliers to reduce water, energy, and chemical use in their supply chains. Walmart announced its work with NRDC's Clean by Design project at the 2010 Annual...

2010-09-21 13:08:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Jon Coifman, one of the environmental/clean technology industry's most experienced communication strategists, has joined The PR Consulting Group (PRCG) as Managing Director. Coifman, who developed successful communications programs for a broad range of corporate, non-profit and government partners, becomes Managing Director for Environment & Clean Technology at PRCG. Coifman joins PRCG from Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, one of the largest independent...

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