February 19, 2014
by David Lennett
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Mercury Thermostats in Rhode Island

David Lennett, Senior Attorney, Washington, D.C. and Beijing
Last month, I wrote about a report estimating the number of mercury thermostats still in use in Illinois, and the number becoming waste annually, emphasizing the need to safel… Continue reading

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November 7, 2011
by Reduce
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Calif. Files Suit Over Biodegradable Plastic Bottles

  Balance and AquaMantra, both makers of bottled water, tout their plastic water bottles as 100 percent biodegradable and recyclable, but the State of California is taking issue with these assertions. Late last month, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a lawsuit against the two bottled water companies and their bottle supplier, ENSO Plastics, charging [...] Continue reading

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July 8, 2011
by Leila Monroe
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Shark Protection is Going Global

Leila Monroe, Staff Attorney, Oceans Program, San Francisco Governments around the world are taking action to protect sharks.  This is because sharks are often worth more alive than dead.  Sharks are valuable because they keep ecosystems… Continue reading

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January 31, 2011
by Barry Nelson
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Groundwater Management – Another Elephant in the Living Room

It seems that everywhere you look today, you find another elephant in California’s water policy living room.  The impacts of climate change?  That’s an elephant.  So are the Delta’s collapsing ecosystem and the earthqua… Continue reading

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October 4, 2010
by Kate Poole
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Recipe For A Solid Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Where men build on false grounds, the more they build, the greater is the ruin.   -Hobbes, Leviathan
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) has received much attention lately.  This is a good thing.  We need a comprehensive, long-te… Continue reading

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