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2011-08-03 09:08:00

AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV, analyzed in NRDC web tool WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change is expected to lead to increased threats of Dengue Fever and worsen drought, floods, and air pollution along with myriad health problems, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. A new web tool unveiled by NRDC lets users read just how badly their state might be impacted by climate change. On the site, www.nrdc.org/climatemaps,...

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2011-07-21 14:10:00

Two leading American environmental groups said on Wednesday that Ohio tops the list for the top 20 U.S. states with toxic emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. According to the report by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Physicians for Social Responsibility, electricity generation and chemical processing were the top culprits for dangerous emissions.  Ohio topped the list of 20 states most affected by toxic air pollution, followed by Pennsylvania and Florida. ...

2011-07-20 10:00:00

Worst States OH, PA, FL, KY, MD, IN, MI, WV, GA, NC, SC, AL, TX, VA, TN, MO, IL, WI, NH, IA WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida live in states with the most toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The study used publicly-available data in the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The analysis, entitled "Toxic Power:...

2011-07-13 12:30:00

Five Major Parks In or Near Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin Highlighted; Significant and Growing Impact on Beaches, Wildlife, Tourism Revenue and Jobs Detailed. CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five major Great Lakes national parks are already feeling the impact of climate change in the forms of rising temperatures, decreased winter ice, eroding shorelines, spreading disease, and a crowding out of key wildlife and plant life, according to a major new...

2011-06-30 11:44:00

STAMFORD, Conn., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- America's energy consumption is a 24/7 addiction. Be it the lights in our home, charging our iPods, or running our computers, people are continuously using energy even when not actually using the technology. Awareness of "phantom energy drains" is growing. However, recent information shows there is an enormous energy hog in many homes sucking energy and raising costs completely undetected. "The Natural Resources Defense Council just...

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2011-06-30 05:05:00

The number of U.S. beach closings and health advisories reached 24,091 in 2010, the second-highest level in 21 years, according to an annual beach water report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The survey of water quality and public notifications, entitled "Testing the Waters", confirms that our nation's beaches continue to suffer from bacterial pollution that puts swimmers at risk, the non-profit group said. Using data gathered at more than 3,200 U.S....

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2011-06-27 11:49:28

A new study from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds that your set-top boxes are the single largest electricity guzzler in American homes, with some home entertainment systems devouring more power than a refrigerator and even some central AC systems. According to NRDC figures, there are more than 160 million set-top boxes currently in use across the country, and that number is steadily rising. In 2010, these units ate up nearly 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, or 168...

2011-04-26 13:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a leading developer of environmentally responsible biopesticides based in Davis, California, was recognized today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) as a recipient of a prestigious 2011 Growing Green Award. Named 2011 Business Leader winner, Marrone has launched three successful companies that develop bio-based alternatives. Her current, rapidly growing company,...

2011-04-14 13:02:00

"Go60MPG" Sets Record Straight As Both New York Auto Show and DC EDTA Conference Near NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auto fuel efficiency is going up and high-MPG auto sales are surging today, but a handful of persistent myths continue to cloud the understanding of some policymakers and members of the general public, according to Go60MPG, a joint effort of Environment America, the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Safe Climate...

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2011-03-29 05:55:00

A new report released Monday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) documents 42 "disease clusters" in 13 states, each of which includes incidences of numerous types of cancer, birth defects or other chronic diseases. The study, conducted by the NRDC and the National Disease Clusters Alliance, incorporated research by governments and peer-reviewed academic studies.  The authors are calling for renewed federal support to help confirm these clusters, and to determine their...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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