May 30, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Small dams on Chinese river harm environment more than expected, study finds

A fresh look at the environmental impacts of dams on an ecologically diverse and partially protected river in China found that small dams can pose a greater threat to ecosystems and natural landscape than large dams. The research team’s surveys of habi… Continue reading

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April 24, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Smart growth is a start. But it’s not enough.

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I want to follow up on yesterday’s article about placemaking.  Reacting to an excellent essay by Ethan Kent, I posited that that the creation and strengthenin… Continue reading

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December 15, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Official review finds environmental benefits from additional homes near Silicon Valley jobs

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
California’s Silicon Valley is notoriously jobs-rich and housing-poor.  There has been a particularly severe shortage of affordable housing, forcing wor… Continue reading

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October 18, 2011
by Brian Siu
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Liquid Coal: A Bad Bet

Brian Siu, Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.
After years of litigation, the Natural Resources Defense Council has finally brought the “Ohio River Clean Fuels” liquid coal proposal to its close. Until last week, Baard Energy p… Continue reading

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August 17, 2011
by Amy Mall
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Pennsylvania: Never ending bad news about natural gas operations

Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania is a state where the bad news about natural gas operations never seems to end. The latest?

Drilling mud has been spilled four times into Laurel Lake Creek during drilling of a natural… Continue reading

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April 14, 2011
by Bob Deans
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The BP Oil Disaster: A One-Year Assessment and Recommendations for Restoration and Reform

Bob Deans, Director of Federal Communications, Washington, DC April 20 marks a year since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded over a BP well, killing 11 workers and opening a gusher that spewed some 170 million gallons of toxic crude oil into t… Continue reading

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