August 30, 2013
by Karen Garrison
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Put plastic in its place

Karen Garrison, Co-Director, Oceans Program, San Francisco
We discard way more plastic than we recycle or reuse (see my OpEd in the Los Angeles Times, today: “To heal the Earth, put plastics in its place”).  Much of it … Continue reading

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April 11, 2013
by Damon Nagami
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Conservative Think Tank Questions Toll Road Agency’s Unsustainable Financial Plan

Damon Nagami, Senior Attorney, Santa Monica
For the second time in four months, the financial condition of Orange County’s Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), the public agency that has been trying for years to pave a toll roa… Continue reading

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April 20, 2012
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 4/20: Report: fuel efficiency saves billions, BP disaster concerns continue, Sacramento transit improvements, and more…

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Los Angeles Times quoted Luke Tonachel on a new NRDC report revealing consumers will save $68 billion annually once national fuel efficiency standards are fully implemented; USA Today an… Continue reading

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April 9, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Preserving a sense of place in LA’s Little Tokyo

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
  
Little Tokyo, an important historic neighborhood of roughly five large city blocks, sits in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a short walk from the city&rsqu… Continue reading

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February 21, 2012
by Reduce
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Will Mardi Gras Beads Be Recycled?

An estimated 25 million pounds of plastic beads make their way through New Orleans every Mardi Gras, according to the Los Angeles Times. And because they can’t be processed by local recyclers, they often end up as litter in nearby waterways or dumped in landfills. But several local community groups are working to collect this [...] Continue reading

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December 14, 2011
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 12/14: New Gulf oil leases, Keystone XL pipeline and other dangerous riders, fracking and more…

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David Pettit spoke with Bloomberg to discuss the federal government’s decision to sell new leases for oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico; this story was also covered by The Wall St… Continue reading

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November 1, 2011
by Reduce
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College Students Build Incredible Haunted Maze

For the last five years, a group of college students have built a haunted maze in Long Beach, Calif., and opened it up for free to community members on Halloween night. But this year, the students decided to make an eco-friendly Halloween attraction, constructing 90 percent of the 2,500-square-foot maze out of materials that would [...] Continue reading

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September 29, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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‘Urbanized’ the movie – looks promising

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
  
This new documentary about cities, planning, and architecture really looks promising.  Christopher Hawthorne writes in the Los Angeles Times:

“The… Continue reading

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September 26, 2011
by Greenlaw from NRDC China
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China Environmental News Alert

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 participa… Continue reading

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August 16, 2011
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 8/16: Fracking, water shortages, coal ash and more…

NRDC News, NRDC News Team, NRDC Offices Worldwide An Inside EPA Blog [subscription required] post noted that Frances Beinecke emphasized the importance of considering shale gas production’s potential public health impacts at a DOE public hearing&… Continue reading

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June 24, 2011
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 6/24: E-waste, fracking, Clean Water Act and more…

NRDC News, NRDC News Team, NRDC Offices Worldwide Kate Sinding was quoted in a Los Angeles Times piece about proposed legislation which would prohibit exportation of toxic e-waste to developing nations… Amy Mall spoke to the Financial Times abou… Continue reading

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May 24, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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The world’s busiest pedestrian crossing?

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC   
  
We’re in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, where some ten lanes of automobile traffic and five major crosswalks converge, reportedly accommodat… Continue reading

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May 2, 2011
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 5/2: Growing Green, bag bans, Smarter Cities and more….

NRDC News, NRDC News Team, NRDC Offices Worldwide Frances Beinecke was interviewed by Edible Manhattan, a local food magazine, about the importance of eating locally, the problem and solution to food waste, and what citizens can do to strengthen New Yo… Continue reading

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April 6, 2011
by NRDC News
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Media scan 4/6: Stronger drilling regulations, Durban climate meeting, cleaning up toxics, and more…

NRDC News, NRDC News Team, NRDC Offices Worldwide In a Times Picayune article on the environmental community’s letter to President Obama calling for stronger drilling regulations, Peter Lehner spoke about the industry wide “systemic failure… Continue reading

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February 7, 2011
by NRDC News
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Media scan 2/7: Coal fight; clean air rollbacks; perchlorate update, and more

In an Atlantic Wire blog post about recent anti-coal victories in Pennsylvania, Frances Beinecke commented that, while important, the fight against coal will continue to be an uphill battle so long as coal is cheap and abundant; the post also linked to… Continue reading

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October 1, 2010
by Annie Notthoff
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Texas: What Part of NO Don’t You Understand?

The thermometer at the National Weather Service’s Los Angeles office hit 113 degrees on Monday – and then it broke.
This record-breaking heat conforms to a larger trend. A recent State of the Climate report, compiled by more than 300 scient… Continue reading

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August 16, 2010
by NRDC News
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Health concerns persist after Gulf disaster; Hazardous waste disposal discussed; Beyond mountaintop removal story cites NRDC study; Asian carp a serious threat; NRDC shopping guide; Corp. self-testing is "conflict of interest"

Gina Solomon spoke to Time magazine about the unknown dangers to human health that could result from the Gulf oil disaster, which she discussed in an article published today in the Journal of American Medical Association online; the article was feature… Continue reading

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