Quantcast

Latest Natural Resources Defense Council Stories

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

Even though the number of days that 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.

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

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.