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Disturbing Videos Show How Fracking Affects Everyday People in California

Disturbing Videos Show How Fracking Affects Everyday People in California

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) just released three new thought-provoking videos that show how oil and gas development affects residents of California. The slideshow videos illustrate some of

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10% of U.S. Beaches Are Too Polluted for Swimming: How Does Your Favorite Rate?

10% of U.S. Beaches Are Too Polluted for Swimming: How Does Your Favorite Rate?

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) just released its 24th annual Beach Report, "Testing the Waters 2014," which identifies the most polluted beaches in the U.S. Shockingly, 10 percent of the

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Americans Waste $4 Billion on Outdated Dryers

Americans Waste $4 Billion on Outdated Dryers

While some appliances have moved into the future, the humble dryer has been stuck in the past. As refrigerators, washing machines and other things have evolved and become much more energy efficient, the

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Supreme Court Supports the EPA’s Power to Control Carbon Emissions

Supreme Court Supports the EPA’s Power to Control Carbon Emissions

Several U.S. Supreme Court justices just confirmed that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sufficient power to regulate carbon emissions. A case brought by 13 states and several power companies

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Buy Green Electronics During Holiday Sales

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Buy Green Electronics During Holiday Sales

The Natural Resources Defense Council is helping turn Black Friday green with its annual guide to shopping for environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient electronics. In a blog post on the NRDC

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Studio Gang’s Mega Efficient NRDC Office Retrofit Achieves LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge Certification

Studio Gang’s Mega Efficient NRDC Office Retrofit Achieves LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge Certification

Located in the Civic Opera House building, the open floorplan was key to the design because it allowed for a minimal amount of building materials and maixmum energy efficiency. An open layout office

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‘Waste Cooking’ is a Reality TV Show That Makes Delicious Dishes From Discarded Food

‘Waste Cooking’ is a Reality TV Show That Makes Delicious Dishes From Discarded Food

As a species, we waste an amazing amount of food. According to Natural Resources Defense Council, people chuck an incredible 40% of all food we produce. Dumpster divers have long sought to live off of the

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Beluga Whales Endangered by Fossil Fuel Extraction in Alaska

Beluga Whales Endangered by Fossil Fuel Extraction in Alaska

The beluga whale, also known as the "Canary of the Sea," could become as much of a harbinger of danger as its feathered namesake. The pure white whales of Cook Inlet, Alaska are at a great risk of

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National Resources Defense Council Study Finds 40% of the World’s Food Goes Uneaten

National Resources Defense Council Study Finds 40% of the World’s Food Goes Uneaten

It's not exactly breaking news that we humans waste a lot of our food, but a new study by the National Resources Defense Council puts a striking figure on the actual statistics, suggesting that we waste a

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NRDC Report Exposes the Millions Spent By Utility Companies Fighting EPA Clean Air Regulations

NRDC Report Exposes the Millions Spent By Utility Companies Fighting EPA Clean Air Regulations

Coal Plant Emitting Pollution Photo from Shutterstock As part of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency has implemented rules that has forced coal and gas companies to either close down

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Shocking Report Suggests Yahoo! is Profiting From the Slaughter Of Whales and Dolphins

Shocking Report Suggests Yahoo! is Profiting From the Slaughter Of Whales and Dolphins

In what could be a devastating expose for online search giant Yahoo!, a report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)(in conjunction with Humane Society International and the Natural Resources

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NRDC Report Says US Heat-Related Deaths To Triple Due To Climate Change

NRDC Report Says US Heat-Related Deaths To Triple Due To Climate Change

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports that by the end of the century, heat-related deaths in the United States are expected to triple as a result of climate change. As summer approaches,

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Researchers Successfully Extract Natural Gas from Methane Crystals Deep in the Arctic

Researchers Successfully Extract Natural Gas from Methane Crystals Deep in the Arctic

Alaskan Glacier Photo from Shutterstock The US Department of Energy, with backing from the oil industry, has successfully tested a new method to extract untapped natural gas from frozen crystals of

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New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

Rising water levels. Stronger storms. Water shortages. Climate change will affect the United States in a variety of ways, but water is the resource that it's guaranteed to impact the most. In states

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Judge Orders FDA To Regulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Judge Orders FDA To Regulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Since the 1970s, the Food and Drug Administration has known that widespread use of large quantities of antibiotics on healthy livestock contributes to the ongoing health problem of antibiotic-resistant

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NRDC Slams New Apple Campus Design as Car-Dependent Suburban Sprawl

NRDC Slams New Apple Campus Design as Car-Dependent Suburban Sprawl

While many of the conversations regarding Apple today will center around the launch of the iPad 3, the Natural Resources Defense Council has taken to its blog to attack the computer giant over its

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Invasive Species Threat Inspires Jeanne Gang to Reimagine Chicago’s South Side

Invasive Species Threat Inspires Jeanne Gang to Reimagine Chicago’s South Side

When an environmental problem arises and the Army Corps of Engineers fails to act, leave it to an architect to pick up the reins. The Great Lakes, a vital source of fresh water, are threatened by Asian

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House Rejects BULB, a Misguided Attempt to End Lighting Efficiency Standards

House Rejects BULB, a Misguided Attempt to End Lighting Efficiency Standards

Environmentalists across the nation can breathe a sign of relief. On Tuesday evening, the House of Representatives rejected the Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act, a bill designed to repeal light bulb

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Electronics Recycling 101: The Problem With E-Waste

Electronics Recycling 101: The Problem With E-Waste

America's love affair with consumer electronics will likely rage on for years to come. With a constant stream of iPads, e-readers and smart phones hitting the market, it's hard not to get sucked into

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