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2012-08-09 06:23:02

'Toxic 20' States: KY, OH, PA, IN, WV, FL, MI, NC, GA, TX, TN, VA, SC, AL, MO, IL, MS, WI, MD, DE WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania are exposed to more toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants than in any other state, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). At the same time, the report found a 19 percent decrease in all air toxics emitted from power plants in 2010, the most...

Cleanest, Most Polluted Beaches Revealed
2012-06-28 09:48:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Even though the number of contamination-related closing and advisory days at beaches in the United States decreased 3% from last year, pollution levels at these summer getaway spots were still at their third highest level over the past 22 years, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) claims in a new report. The "Testing the Waters" study, which was released on Wednesday, analyzed data from 3,000 beaches nationwide and...

2012-06-25 10:21:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of a panel discussion on hydraulic fracturing regulations, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer today outlined in a letter to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) some perspectives that the organization missed in its May 2012 report, "In Fracking's Wake: New Rules are Needed to Protect Our Health and Environment from Contaminated Wastewater." Krancer will take part in...

2012-06-21 02:20:29

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy all agree: better understanding of the evolving automotive landscape can lead to informed vehicle choices that move us toward a more sustainable future. CarsOfChange.com(TM) - an all-new auto enthusiast website launched by recognized industry authority Ron Cogan - is an important resource that now fills this need....

2012-06-19 06:22:57

On Eve of Inhofe Vote to Repeal EPA Mercury Standards, "Price of Pollution Politics" Links Emissions to Lobbying Efforts by AEP, Ameren, DTE Energy, Energy Future Holdings, FirstEnergy, GenOn, PPL and Southern Company - Headquarters in GA, IL, MI, OH, PA and TX. WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As eight leading U.S. utilities spent millions of dollars lobbying and litigating to block, weaken or delay major Clean Air Act safeguards, their coal-fired power plants...

2012-06-11 06:21:28

NRDC: Countries need to do more, beginning with Rio+20 Earth Summit WASHINGTON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. production of renewable energy has increased by more than 300 percent in the past decade, but the United States still lags far behind Europe and Indonesia and is only slightly ahead of Mexico in the percentage of electricity it gets from renewable sources, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. European countries, led by Germany,...

2012-06-08 10:20:36

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the Rio+20 Earth Summit, a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report ranks the world's biggest countries on their deployment of renewable energy and shows how better policies can significantly increase renewable energy deployment in the G20 countries and worldwide. Please join NRDC experts and others on Monday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. EDT/3:30 P.M. London (BST) for a discussion on where the United States and other...

2012-06-06 06:22:45

OH, PA and IN Are Home to Region's Worst Mercury Polluters, Followed by MI, IL, WI, MN and NY; Vote in Congress to Test Support of Region's U.S. Senators for EPA Curb on Neurotoxin. CHICAGO, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just ahead of a major U.S. Senate vote on the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to clean up mercury and other toxic air pollutants, a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report shows that the 25 worst coal-fired power plants account for more than...

2012-06-06 06:22:32

Internet Giant Urged To Ban All Sales of Whale and Dolphin Products WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of whale products for sale on the Japanese website of Internet search engine company Yahoo! show how the California-based company profits from the venture, according to a new report released today. "Killing for Commerce," released by the Environmental Investigation Agency, in conjunction with Humane Society International and the Natural Resources Defense...

150,000 Heat-Related Deaths Predicted By End Of The Century
2012-05-25 05:07:18

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com As summer approaches, it becomes more and more difficult to stay cool. A study points out that staying cool is necessary to human survival. A recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) predicts that, by the end of the century, more than 150,000 Americans could die due to heat-related causes; the estimate by the NRDC only calculates 40 cities. According to the scientists at the NRDC, the average temperatures in North America will...