April 24, 2013
by Kaid Benfield
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Before the (next) deluge: Midwestern floods remind us of sprawl’s toll

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
As I write, places like Clarksville, Missouri and Grand Rapids, Michigan are under water, having been hit by severe rains and consequent flooding over the last wee… Continue reading

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March 6, 2013
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Week of 3/1: Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, TEDx on food waste, threats from climate change, and more NRDC in the News….

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MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry spoke with Frances Beinecke on a panel discussing the Keystone XL pipeline and the growing coalition of people who are fighting to stop it… Fran… Continue reading

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March 4, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Climate change is happening now and economic costs are enormous

USA Today has a good cover story on the many ways climate change is impacting the economy, the military, the environment and human survival. Continue reading

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July 27, 2012
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NRDC in the News 7/27: Sustainable clothing industry, fuel-efficiency standards exceeding expectations, fracking dangers and more…

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Linda Greer was quoted in a Wall Street Journal piece about its partnership with Wal-Mart, Patagonia, DuPont, and the apparel industry to make clothing material more sustainable …… Continue reading

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May 9, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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US obesity rates continue to soar, in part because of automobile dependence

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
The headline in Tuesday’s USA Today was shocking: “Obesity could affect 42% of Americans by 2030.”  That is nearly triple the rate experienc… 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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February 22, 2012
by Linda Greer
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NRDC Work on Apple Computer’s Supply Chain

Linda Greer, Director, Health and Environment Program, Washington, D.C.
As Apple moves forward to address environmental problems in its supply chain, the opportunity is wide open to become a model for other companies to follow.
 As… Continue reading

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November 15, 2011
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 11/15: Gulf disaster update, Keystone XL decision, "Forces for Nature" benefit and more…

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Frances Beinecke spoke to the Oil and Gas Journal [subscription req'd] about the failure of the Federal government to enact any of the Presidential Oil Spill Commission’s recommend… Continue reading

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August 31, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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How garage & basement apartments help people, neighborhoods and the environment

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
One of the best ways to accommodate growth (as we must) without either exacerbating sprawl or disturbing the character of existing communities is by using so-calle… Continue reading

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August 29, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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10 emerging city neighborhoods

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Richard Florida, author, analyst, champion of great cities – and a fellow writer for The Atlantic – has picked 10 great city neighborhoods on the rise&… 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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July 8, 2011
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: Week of 7/2 – 7/8/2011

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC Chile
In a unanimous vote on Wednesday, Chile’s Congress banned of shark finning.  The practice, in which shark bodies are thrown back into the ocean after the fin is cut off, has been b… Continue reading

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May 26, 2011
by Max Baumhefner
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Get it Right "USA Today" – Americans Want Electric Cars

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco Two days ago, a Gallup poll was released with the following headline: “In U.S., High Gas Prices May Make Many Get Fuel-Efficient Cars.” Less than 48 hours later, a USA Today article on the … Continue reading

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March 23, 2011
by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz
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USA Today: Proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not necessary for U.S. energy security

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director International Program, Washington, D.C. USA Today published an important story about the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that would bring tar sands oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The article outlines the… Continue reading

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March 18, 2011
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: Week of 3.14-3.18.2011

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC Latin America
President Obama is preparing for his trip to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador on March 19-23, and highlighting the benefits that this trip will bring to the US economy.  (USA Today,… Continue reading

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December 14, 2010
by NRDC News
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Critical goals for Cancun; Electric cars make history in CA; Smarter transportation policy; Gulf seafood safety in question; EPA’s Lisa Jackson; Eco-friendly toilet paper; Rat poison regulations

In the Beijing Review, Jake Schmidt discussed Copenhagen, Cancun, and the fate of the Kyoto Protocol as well as China’s role in the fight against climate change… In an Associated Press piece, Roland Hwang commented on the California Plug-I… Continue reading

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November 18, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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US homes are right-sizing and greening

The median size of a new single-family home in the US was around 2300 square feet in 2007, and crept up to around 2500 by 2008.  But today the median home size has dropped to 2100 square feet, writes Cindy Perlman in USA Today. 
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September 23, 2010
by NRDC News
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Lessons learned from Gulf disaster; Disappointment with pollution lawsuit; Tar sands still polluting; Greening textiles; Recycling help

USA Today carried an Op-Ed by Peter Lehner about lessons learned from the Gulf oil spill and the need to break our dangerous addiction to oil; another Editorial on a similar topic in the Charlotte Observer also quoted Peter… In the Miami Herald,… Continue reading

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September 23, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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Walmart goes urban: be careful what we wish for?

 
Walmart plans to expand into urban markets with smaller stores that carry fresh food, writes Jayne O’Donnell in USA Today.  O’Donnell reports that the giant retailer is looking for suitable locations in city environments across… Continue reading

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