Posts Tagged ‘ NRDC ’

A Singular Day for Clean Air: Safeguards for 45,000 Lives Are Debated in Courts: NRDC

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

When it comes to reducing the outdoor air pollution that triggers asthma, the state of Connecticut has done many things right: it requires tailpipe emissions checks for vehicles, has installed pollution controls on power plants, and is considering raising the amount of clean, renewable power in its energy mix. Yet the asthma rate for children

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States Are Responding to Climate Change Threats

Jun 10th, 2013 | By

In recent years, record-breaking heat, massive flooding, widespread drought, and unprecedented storms have wreaked havoc on communities across the U.S. There were 11 extreme weather events that each caused over $1 billion in damage in 2012 and 14 such events in 2011.

FEMA Must Require States to Plan for Climate Change’s Water-Related Impacts

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

The NRDC, together with the National Wildlife Federation, have filed a petition with the federal government that, if granted, will improve the way states plan for the water-related impacts of climate change – saving money, property, and lives in the process. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

Report ranks Connecticut low in beach quality

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

With temperatures expected to hit the 80s and 90s over the next few days, many people will likely head to the beach to cool off.

But an NRDC report showed that might be a risky proposition because the water quality at the state’s beaches is among the nation’s worst. Of Connecticut’s beaches, areas with the worst water quality included Short Beach in Stratford.

Power Plant Mercury Emissions Poisoning the Great Lakes

Jun 13th, 2012 | By

This week the NRDC released a report, Poisoning the Great Lakes: Mercury Emissions from Coal Fired Power Plants in the Great Lakes Region, which highlights the impacts of mercury emissions from Great Lakes power plants on the people, fish, birds, and wildlife of our region.

2 groups sue DEP over N.J. pullout from regional environmental initiative

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

Two environmental groups sued the state’s Department of Environmental Protection today (Weds. June 6) over New Jersey’s pullout from a regional “cap-and-trade” program last year.

The Rio+20 Earth Summit | NRDC

Feb 21st, 2012 | By

Speeding up the transition to a sustainable future at the Rio+20 Earth Summit In June 2012, more than 150 presidents and prime ministers and thousands of other top leaders are expected to come to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The gathering will mark the 20th anniversary of the first

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Baby boys and their balls; Pepsi grows a pair; Patagonia tells customers: buy less

Sep 20th, 2011 | By

Baby boys and their balls, Pepsi grows a pair, Patagonia tells customers: buy less | OnEarth It’s a delicate subject: undescended testicles are now among the most common birth defects in the U.S. Chemicals in plastics and personal care products appear to be the culprit. Read more>> The soda and snack food giant is setting out

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Ohio, PA and Fla Lead List of ‘Toxic 20’ States; CT in top 40

Jul 21st, 2011 | By

Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida live in states with the most toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The study used publicly-available data in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The analysis, entitled “Toxic Power: How Power Plants Contaminate Our Air and States” was jointly released today by NRDC and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR).

Connecticut ranks fourth for greening transportation: Report

Dec 14th, 2010 | By

Almost all U.S. states have transportation policies that either fail to curb carbon emission rates or actually increase them, says a 50-state analysis.

Pro Sports Leagues Go Renewable; Jets Training Facility Solarized

Sep 28th, 2010 | By

MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL all call for teams to encourage solar power to help combat climate change.

37 U.S. States See Record-Setting Nighttime Temps Summer 2010

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

A new analysis from the NRDC shows that at nearly one of four weather stations in the contiguous United States the average nighttime low temperatures for June, July and August 2010 were hotter than at any time since 1895.

“Welcome to what might be termed ‘the dark side of climate change,'” said Dan Lashof, director, Climate Center, Natural Resources Defense Council.