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2013-10-24 16:22:10

Among the states ranked, those worst-hit in 2011 are: TX, IL, FL, MO, GA, LA, MI, AL, OK, and IA; major impacts also seen in AR, MS, KS, TN, CO, NM, NE, IN, SC, and MN; climate change will fan future wildfire activity WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wildfires will get worse with climate change, not only endangering those near the blazes, but also threatening the health of millions of Americans from wildfire smoke that can drift hundreds of miles, according to a new...

2013-10-23 12:23:28

Worst-Hit States will be ranked: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NM, OK, SC, TN, TX; Climate Change Will Add to Drought, Temperatures that Increase Wildfire Activity WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wildfires will worsen in the future with climate change, harming not only the states in which they take place, but also a much wider part of the United States due to the spread of wildfire smoke that can travel up to hundreds of miles, according to...

2013-10-21 12:22:14

NRDC: "Ultimate goal is help every school that wants solar power to get it"; Opening up fundraising process to the public: Backers can "vote" for local school to be in pilot. WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its kind melding of education, energy and environmentalism, the Natural Resources Defense Council has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support a new initiative to help schools purchase and install rooftop solar systems that can provide clean,...

2013-10-17 12:24:18

Message for future budget battles: Americans want EPA cleaning up air, water, toxic sites and power plant carbon pollution in national, Hispanic, IA, ME, MI, NC polling; Boehner in Ohio, Benishek in MI, Lance and LoBiondo in NJ, and Barletta in PA out of step with constituents WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the 16 days House Republicans held the federal government hostage to their radical agenda, they put our environment and health at risk, and most Americans...

2013-07-18 12:22:24

First Poll on President Obama's Entire Climate Action Strategy Reveals Robust Bipartisan Support for Common-Sense Plan WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help battle climate change, 65 percent of Americans endorse setting limits on dangerous carbon pollution from the nation's power plants, according to new national poll conducted for the Natural Resources Defense Council. The poll finds that even 49 percent of Republicans favor the U.S....

2013-07-02 16:20:56

State-specific findings co-released with labor, business groups show job creation and lower bills in FL, IL, MI, MT, NH, NC, OH, OR, PA and VA WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation can significantly cut carbon pollution from power plants, the centerpiece of President Obama's climate action plan, while adding thousands of new jobs and saving families money on their electric bills, according to a new analysis released by the Natural Resources Defense...

2013-06-11 12:23:06

In TV and online ads actor, conservationist, NRDC trustee says, "I just hope the president has the courage of his convictions." WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new multimedia campaign, Robert Redford is challenging President Obama to act now on climate change by reining in carbon pollution from the nation's biggest source, coal-fired power plants. "Four months ago, President Obama spoke of our obligation to combat climate change, saying failure to do so...

2013-05-14 16:20:11

Taxpayers Outspend Private Insurers 3:1 on Climate Disruption Costs WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. taxpayers paid nearly $100 billion responding to damages caused by last year's extreme weather events associated with climate change, about $1,100 per taxpayer, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council released today. By paying nearly $100 billion, taxpayers--through the federal government--spent more on climate change cleanup than on...

2013-02-19 12:25:03

Poll Shows Latinos Overwhelmingly Support Obama Call For Action on Industrial Carbon Pollution WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About three out of four Latinos believe that climate change is a serious problem and a substantial majority support President Obama using his authority to reduce its main cause: dangerous carbon pollution, according to a national poll of 1,218 registered voters conducted after last week's State of the Union speech for the Natural Resources...

2013-02-13 12:23:08

Environmental, Small Business and Farm Leaders Welcome President Obama's Vow to Reduce Threat WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-five percent of Americans think that climate change is a serious problem and a substantial majority support President's Obama using his authority to reduce its main cause, dangerous carbon pollution, according to a national poll of 1,218 registered voters conducted immediately after last night's State of the Union speech for the Natural...