Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C.
I presented public comments at a recent National Academies meeting, where committees will review government assessments of the cancer risks of two common industrial chemicals – styrene a… Continue reading →
People living in Arctic areas can be more sensitive to pollutants due to their genetics. This is unfortunate since the northernmost areas of Europe are receiving more harmful chemicals. Scientists believe climate change may be a culprit as air and wate… Continue reading →
90 percent of used refrigerators are recycled for their metal, but the insulation and chemicals inside them often wind up in landfills. One processing plant has found a way around that. ARCA Advanced Processing in Philadelphia runs a massive refrigerator “shredder” known as the URT System that has the capability to break down a standard [...] Continue reading →
For years, gas dusters have been marketed under the name “compressed air,” when in actuality, the keyboard-cleaning canisters are packed with environmentally harmful chemicals that, if inhaled, can cause brain damaging effects. Plus, when finished, empty gas canisters often wind up in landfills. John Scherer, CEO and founder of the O2 Hurricane, thinks he’s found [...] Continue reading →
Greenlaw from NRDC China, NRDC China Program, Beijing
NRDC has been working in China for over fifteen years on such issues as energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy technologies, environmental governance and public participati… Continue reading →
The end of summer and beginning of the school year often means purchasing new computers. Whether it’s for a student in college for the first time or the family computer simply needs an upgrade to keep up with the demands of homework, there are some easy ways to buy a computer that meets your needs, [...] Continue reading →
Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City On Monday, I had the chance to hear Maria Rodale, author of Organic Manifesto and CEO of publishing powerhouse Rodale Inc. talk about organic farming. Over lunch with staff in New York, Maria made t… Continue reading →
The holidays are a festival of food, so what better time of year to celebrate the heroes that are filling our plates with fresh, healthy, sustainable food every day?
Across the country, farmers, producers and food pioneers are transforming the way we t… Continue reading →
Last week in Changshu, China, my NRDC colleagues and I visited the New Kasum and Golden Morning textile printing and dying companies. The men who own these companies started them from nothing; now the two companies produce 8 million garments every… Continue reading →
The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, introduced on July 21, has heightened the buzz recently about federal chemical policy reform. The Act would amend the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938, which supporters claim includes loopholes in chemical safety assessment. There’s been a lot in the news about purportedly harmful chemicals, like parabens, phthalates [...] Continue reading →
There seems to be some skepticism these days on the issue of green jobs.
And it is true that this topic, one of the hottest in environmental circles, is also one of the most elusive.
For one thing, there is some confusion as to what exactly constitutes… Continue reading →