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2010-09-16 10:00:00

Special Risk Seen to Elderly, Low-Income Population from Reduced Overnight Cooling; Nighttime Temperatures More Sensitive to Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Records Set in AL, AZ, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, and WI. WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many Americans focused on this summer's daytime record-setting temperatures, there is growing concern about the largely...

2010-09-07 08:20:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Green home builder Blu Homes, Inc., today announced that John H. Adams, co-founder of Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Duke of Bedford Andrew Russell have joined its board of directors. "I am honored to have John Adams and Andrew Russell join the Blu team," said Bill Haney, Blu Homes CEO. "The leadership they have shown over the past 30 years, their deep understanding of the environmental and real estate communities and their business...

2010-09-01 12:30:00

Thousands of Jobs and Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Tourism Dollars Seen As At Risk; Unchecked Climate Change Would Mean Major Changes for Jamestown, Chincoteague and Shenandoah RICHMOND, Va. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than $200 million in spending and 4,000 Virginia jobs supported by the six million visitors each year to Jamestown, Chincoteague and Shenandoah National Park are at risk if climate change remains on its current path, according to a major new...

2010-09-01 08:00:00

Virginia's Special Places Face Rising Waters, More Severe Weather, Higher Temperatures RICHMOND, Va. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the sea-level site of historic Jamestown - which Time magazine describes as "where it all began" for the English settlement of North America - to the heights of the iconic Shenandoah National Park, Virginia's economy faces a major impact if climate change is left unchecked in the coming years, according to a major new report from Rocky...

2010-07-20 12:30:00

Greatest Risks Seen in 14 States: AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, ID, KS, MS, MT, NE, NV, NM, OK and TX; How Big a Threat to Food Supply? At-Risk Counties Are Home to Over $100 Billion in Crops. WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1,100 U.S. counties-- more than one-third of all counties in the lower 48 states -- now face higher risks of water shortages by mid-century as the result of global warming and more than 400 of these counties will be at extremely high risk for water...

2010-06-04 05:18:00

GARNETT, Kan., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas Corn Growers Association Executive Director Jere White applauds the recent article by Robert James Bidinotto that opposes spurious attacks on atrazine and highlights why consumers and farmers alike benefit from this herbicide. White states: "On behalf of the Kansas Corn Growers Association, I applaud Mr. Bidinotto on telling the story and history of the fear-mongering spread by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). "Mr. Bidinotto...

2010-05-26 12:30:00

Sites in AL, FL, LA, MS and TX Highlighted - "Special Places" in Grave Jeopardy Today; Potential Impacts Underscore the Steep Cost of America's Addiction to Oil. WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Padre Island National Seashore in Texas to the Everglades National Park in Florida, the 15 national parks, wildlife refuges and state parks in Gulf states most threatened by the ongoing BP oil blowout are identified in a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)...

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2010-04-08 06:25:00

Glacier National Park could lose its namesake ice formations by the end of the decade, an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) told reporters on Wednesday. In an interview with Matthew Brown of the Associated Press (AP), Dan Fagre noted that the Montana portion has lost two glaciers thanks to global climate change. This brings the number of named glaciers at the park to 25, and due to the increased temperatures in the area, he says, "When we're measuring glacier margins, by the...

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2010-04-04 07:55:00

Canadian environmentalists are asking for stricter conservation measures as the controversial grizzly bear hunt began over the Easter weekend. A group of scientists at two environmental organizations said the kill rate in past seasons exceeded provincial limits and will endanger the animals. "The number of grizzlies being killed in British Columbia is excessive," Faisal Moola of the David Suzuki Foundation said in a statement. "The government's own data show that humans are killing more...

2010-03-17 10:10:00

New Analysis Shows States Most Dependent Upon Oil for Transportation Would Be Hardest Hit by Price Shocks 10 most vulnerable states: Mississippi, Montana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, Maine, Georgia and Idaho; 10 least vulnerable states: Florida, Washington, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Colorado, New Hampshire, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many energy experts are predicting that gas prices will...


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  • To talk saucily.
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