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Quality of Mississippi prison water at center of dispute

September 10, 2021 |

Southern Poverty Law Center and the Natural Resources Defense Council said state agencies must take swift action to correct the problems. ... Bamzai said Southern Poverty Law Center and the Natural Resources ...

EarthTalk / Fishing reforms needed for stock to rebound

February 19, 2013

The nonprofit group Natural Resources Defense Council reports that many of the most popular fish, such as cod, snapper and tuna, are dangerously depleted yet continue to be overfished. ... MASS FISHERY AID 2 ...

Earthtalk / Long way to go toward safer food

May 8, 2014

"Nearly every person in America has some BPA in his or her body," reports the Natural Resources Defense Council, a leading green group.

EarthTalk / Thank natural gas, not hybrids, for carbon-emissions decline

January 2, 2014

The reason so much natural gas is around is the rise of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), a technique whereby drillers inject water and chemicals into underground shale rock deposits to free up otherwise ...

EarthTalk / Sonar testing called threat to sea creatures

November 27, 2013

In 2007, a U.S. appeals court sided with the Natural Resources Defense Council, which had contended that Navy testing violated the National Environmental Policy Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered ...

Fed chair fight amps up debate over bank's role in climate war

September 15, 2021 |

"Times have changed," said Dougherty, who's now senior green finance manager at the Natural Resources Defense Council. ... They could ask lenders to stress-test their capital for potential natural disasters such ...

EarthTalk / Child asthma linked to highway pollution

January 8, 2013

"These findings confirm our understanding that air pollution not only makes things worse for people with asthma but can actually cause asthma to develop in healthy children," said Diane Bailey, of the Natural ...

Whitmer proposes spending $200M to replace lead water pipes

September 8, 2021 |

., according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. ... Edward Pickney, president of the Benton Harbor Community Water Council, said he and environmental groups on Thursday will ask the Environmental ...

EarthTalk / Polluters often end up in poor, uninformed places

June 19, 2014

"Frequently, these facilities end up in the places that put up the least resistance, either because residents are unaware of the projects planned for their area, or because they don't have the money, ...

EarthTalk / Pro sports going green

November 1, 2012

The Natural Resources Defense Council, a leading environmental non-profit, has worked with several sports teams and leagues to green their operations, and has bundled a collection of case studies into a recently ...

Commentary: EarthTalk by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss - Conserving water doesn't have to cost a fortune

September 2, 2021 |

The non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that as much as 20% of the water used in our homes goes down the washing machine's drain.

EarthTalk / Harm from 'dirty fuels' more than just pollution

February 27, 2014

"Because tar sands (have) more sulfur, nitrogen and metals in (them) than conventional oil, upgrading and refining (them) causes a lot more air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions," reported the ...

EarthTalk /. Assessing Endangered Species Act

August 14, 2012

Louisa Wilcox of the Natural Resources Defense Council is grateful to the ESA for the continued existence of grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

EarthTalk / 'Disease clusters' difficult to prove

February 28, 2012

The Natural Resources Defense Council defines a disease cluster as "an unusually large number of people sickened by a disease in a certain place and time."

EarthTalk / Rolling toward 55 mpg standard

February 23, 2012

"The standards are going to lead to large investments and a rebirth of the U.S. auto industry (as) global leaders in innovation," said Roland Hwang, director of the Transportation program at the Natural ...

EarthTalk / Greenhouse gases threaten seas

February 14, 2012

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, a leading green group, coral reefs around the world may face an even greater risk than shellfish because they require very high levels of carbonate to build their skeletons.

EarthTalk / C02 curbs running out of gas?

January 24, 2012

Perhaps more important, RGGI "serves as a powerful model for what a comprehensive national energy policy should do" says the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental group.

EPA to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay, blocking major gold mine

September 9, 2021 |

Natural Resources Defense Council senior attorney Joel Reynolds called the EPA's announcement "a big step" but added federal legislation would provide more-lasting safeguards.

EarthTalk / Recycling a big success but could be bigger

December 4, 2012

Nonetheless, the practice is already considered a huge success given that it keeps about a third of the solid waste we generate out of our quickly filling landfills and saves natural resources while generating ...

EarthTalk / Spending millions to kill wildlife

November 27, 2012

"Working directly with commercial operators and state and local governments, Wildlife Services uses a combination of lethal control methods, like trapping, aerial gunning, poisoning, and denning (killing young ...

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