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2012-05-23 10:22:09

NRDC's "Killer Summer Heat" Report Estimates Heat Death in Top 40 Cities WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 150,000 additional Americans could die by the end of this century due to excessive heat caused by climate change, according to a detailed analysis of peer-reviewed scientific data by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The "Killer Summer Heat" report, released today, projects heat-related death toll through the end of the 21st century in the most...

Heavy Rains, Extreme Flooding Doubled In Midwest Over 50 Years
2012-05-17 09:58:35

The Midwest has experienced an increase in extreme rainfall and severe flooding over the last half century and authorities need to take steps now to minimize the impact of these events, two environmental groups said in a report released Wednesday. The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in their report -- Doubled Trouble: More Midwestern Extreme Storms -- said severe storms that led to devastating and costly flooding in many Midwestern...

2012-05-16 06:22:45

Report Details Major Storm/Flooding Trends in 8 States: IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, OH and WI; Midwest Illustrates Growing Concerns About Climate Link Between Big Storms and Flooding. CHICAGO, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The kind of deluges that in recent years washed out Cedar Rapids, IA, forced the Army Corps of Engineers to intentionally blow up levees to save Cairo, IL, and sent the Missouri River over its banks for hundreds of miles are part of a growing trend,...

2012-04-19 10:20:17

In the news release, NRDC Report: Drivers To Save $68 Billion By 2030 Under 54.5 MPG Standard, issued 19-Apr-2012 by Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the seventh paragraph, first sentence, should read "The NRDC analysis also found there are 57 fuel-efficient models available in showrooms today, rising from 27 models in 2009." rather than "The NRDC analysis also found there are 47 fuel-efficient models available in...

2012-04-19 06:22:04

NRDC Ranks Top 20 States for Most Consumer Benefits: TX, CA, FL, NY, NC, GA, VA, PA, TN, AZ, IL, OH, WA, MD, MI, NJ, AL, KY, MO, MN WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drivers will save $68 billion in fuel costs when the Obama administration's 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard is fully implemented in 2030, according to a report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Drivers in Texas, California and Florida will save the most in 2030 according to...

2012-04-05 10:20:47

First-of-its-kind state-by-state analysis examines climate preparedness levels in all 50 states, revealing nation's best and worst; CA, CO, FL, MD, MI, MN, NV, NH, NM, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA & WI highlighted WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only nine states have taken comprehensive steps to address their vulnerabilities to the water-related impacts of climate change, while 29 states are unprepared for growing water threats to their economies and public health,...

2012-04-03 06:22:20

SAN FRANCISCO, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers can now share and compare their energy use with friends around the nation on Facebook with a new social energy application. The app, created by Opower in partnership with Facebook and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), provides insight into individual energy use while fostering friendly competition. To get started, PG&E customers can visit social.opower.com or search for the...

FDA Opts Not To Ban BPA In Food Packaging
2012-04-01 06:17:58

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that they would not ban the use of a controversial chemical used in food packaging, various media outlets have reported. According to Bloomberg's Jack Kaskey, the FDA rejected a request from environmental advocates seeking the agency to prohibit the use of bisphenol A, also known as BPA, in cans and other forms of packaging. In their ruling, the FDA determined that opponents of BPA, which has been used in epoxy linings for the...

2012-03-29 22:21:18

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to respond by March 31 to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to ban the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from food-contact materials. Shatter-resistant polycarbonate plastic and durable epoxy resins, both made from BPA, are approved by the FDA and commonly used in reusable containers and food packaging. "We have and will continue to rely on the experts at FDA to...

2011-12-08 12:08:00

Interactive Online Map Shows Potential Long-Term Climate Impact in Every State; Prompts Calls for Action NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2011, there were at least 2,941 monthly weather records broken in communities throughout the U.S., as detailed in a new interactive extreme weather mapping tool and year-end review released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The powerful web-based tool allows Americans to draw the connections between climate change...