December 16, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Pollination, land degradation: Top priorities for assessment by new UN intergovernmental body

Meeting in Antalya, Turkey, nations from around the world agreed Saturday to fast-track science assessments of two priority environmental issues, to include recommendations for government policy changes. The fast-track assessments of land degradation a… Continue reading

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May 17, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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New era of fisheries policy needed to secure nutrition for millions

A new study argues that for fisheries policies to be effective they must take in to account not just fish stock conservation and environmental issues, but also research data on the patterns and dynamics of fish trade, markets and user consumption. Continue reading

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February 27, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Apparently nobody cares about the environment anymore

According to a recent poll, interest in environmental issues has fallen significantly. Blame the economy. Continue reading

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February 21, 2013
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Are Artists the Ultimate Recyclers?

For a group of artists, scrap metal, bits of rubber, discarded paint cans and empty water bottles are all just waiting to be transformed not only into works of art, but also statements about serious environmental issues.

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January 25, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Apple Report Reveals Environmental Misdeeds In Supply Chain

The tech giant has released their newest Supplier Responsibility Report, revealing a drive to improve while also admitting serious environmental issues in the supply chain. Continue reading

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December 10, 2012
by MoreRecycling
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Conservatives can be persuaded to care more about environmental issues when couched in terms of fending off threats to ‘purity’

When it comes to climate change, deforestation and toxic waste, the assumption has been that conservative views on these topics are intractable. But new research suggests that such viewpoints can be changed after all, when the messages about the need t… Continue reading

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May 24, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Climate ride rolls strong for clean transportation and a healthy planet

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Yesterday I had the honor of joining a 200-strong peloton on the last leg of Climate Ride’s five-day cycling journey from New York City to Washington, raising mone… Continue reading

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December 6, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Land conservation, smart growth and the environment

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Years ago, I was motivated to participate in what became the cause of smart growth, and now for many of us has evolved into the cause of sustainable communities, b… Continue reading

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August 15, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Implementing sustainable practices on key urban issues

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC  
NRDC’s work for sustainable communities at the neighborhood scale and on regional planning is designed to address multiple environmental issues simultaneously.  But, at… Continue reading

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July 7, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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‘Green cities’ in the US and Canada, kind of (conclusion: CO2, energy, waste, buildings, air, water, governance)

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC Earlier this week I reviewed the overall, land use, and transportation components of the new “Green City Index,” which rates and ranks 27 cities in the US and C… Continue reading

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April 12, 2011
by Noah Garrison
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How I Met Your Mother gets into the environment. It’s gonna be legen- wait for it…

Noah Garrison, Project Attorney, Santa Monica When your friends create a hit sitcom, you learn very quickly to be careful how much detail about your life you share with them – let slip something embarrassing and it’s likely to end up on TV…. Continue reading

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March 1, 2011
by Mark Izeman
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How the Big Apple Can Go Local

New York City is known worldwide as “The Big Apple.”
But we might have to start calling it “The Big Locally Grown Apple” if the City Council adopts important new legislation that would help bring more locally produced food into … Continue reading

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January 7, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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NRDC launches new environmental website for the New York City region

Although NRDC is now an international organization, we were born in New York City four decades ago and have always had a special connection to urban issues in and around the region.  Today, our staff for New York comprises more than twenty lawyers… Continue reading

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