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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...

2011-02-24 15:40:00

NRC's Assumptions About the Impacts of Waste Disposal are Obsolete - An Environmental Impact Statement is Needed to Comply With Federal Law, Groups Say WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than a week after three states went to court to dispute the safety issues of storing nuclear waste on site at reactor sites, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) faces two major new legal challenges to the agency's 2010 findings that used nuclear reactor fuel and high-level...

2011-02-23 14:06:00

Survey Conducted in (OH-8th) Congressional District Tracks With National Survey Findings; Clear Local Message: Let the Environmental Protection Agency Do Its Job of Protecting Public Health and the Environment. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A clear majority of registered voters in the Ohio 8th Congressional District oppose the support provided last week by Rep. John Boehner to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from updating clean air safeguards needed...

2011-02-10 12:22:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of TX-29 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by Texas' Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-five percent of Rep. Gene Green's constituents in the Texas 29th Congressional District oppose a controversial bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants, a new poll...

2011-02-10 12:23:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of CO-4 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by Colorado's Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-one percent of Rep. Cory Gardner's constituents in the Colorado 4th Congressional District oppose a controversial bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants, a new poll...

2011-02-10 12:21:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of CA-45 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by California's Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty-six percent of Rep. Mary Bono Mack's constituents in the California 45th Congressional District oppose a controversial new bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other...

2011-02-10 12:11:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of TX-20 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by Texas' Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy percent of Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez's constituents in the Texas 20th Congressional District oppose a controversial bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants, a new...

2011-02-10 12:09:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of PA-14 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by Pennsylvania's Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy-three percent of Rep. Mike Doyle's constituents in the Pennsylvania 14th Congressional District oppose a controversial new bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other...

2011-02-10 12:08:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of NJ-7 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by New Jersey's Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy-two percent of Rep. Leonard Lance's constituents in the New Jersey 7th Congressional District oppose a controversial bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants, a...

2011-02-10 12:01:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of NH-2 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by New Hampshire's Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-four percent of Rep. Charlie Bass' constituents in the New Hampshire 2nd Congressional District oppose a controversial bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.