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Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Look Forward To A Long Two (Or More) Years Of A GOP Congress | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.10.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -– To say Tuesday was a bad day for environmental groups would be an understatement. In his opening remarks at a National Press Club e...

Investing in our 'AgGems' for Regional Vitality

Sibella Kraus | Posted 07.20.2014 | Home
Sibella Kraus

For a fraction of the dollars moving through the virtual-tech world, the Bay Area's working landscapes could be permanently protected. And the clean air, water and foodsheds that we all rely upon could be safeguarded.

Bring Back the Monarchs!

Chip Taylor | Posted 07.16.2014 | Home
Chip Taylor

Monarch Watch is built on the idea that all of us acting together can be a powerful force for good. By planting milkweeds and other nectar rich flowers, we can throw a lifeline to monarchs and their fellow pollinators.

Smart Soil: Transforming American Agriculture One Class at a Time

John Reganold | Posted 07.15.2014 | Home
John Reganold

The Growing Green Award means that I've had an impact on building healthy food production systems. Yet, perhaps more importantly to me, it says that I've contributed to the transfer of knowledge about those systems.

From Factory Farm to Grass-fed Moneymaker

Will Harris | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home
Will Harris

We are dedicated to producing food that is as healthy to eat as it is sustainable to raise. Our farming practices are literally returning vitality back to the farm, while allowing our animals to live the way Mother Nature intended.

Good News About Your Electric Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.02.2014 | Home

No, that $35 credit on your electric bill wasn't an April Fool's joke. Starting yesterday, millions of California residents and businesses are finally...

Yes We Care! Latinos Want Action On Climate Change

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 03.25.2014 | Home
Adrianna Quintero

We care because we know it's the environmental scourge of our time. We care because it's threatening our families and our communities. And we want the country to take action now against the dangers we're already seeing from this growing threat.

What You Should Know Before You Toss Out Your Food

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 11.13.2013 | Home

SPECIAL FROM That little date stamped on food packages may not be as accurate as you think—and you could be wasting money becaus...

The Price of Polluted Runoff

Sara Aminzadeh | Posted 07.12.2013 | Home
Sara Aminzadeh

Polluted stormwater runoff, a toxic soup of metals, oils and car fluids, bacteria, viruses and other harmful materials, is the number one source of contamination to California's renowned waters.

Can People of Faith Help Save the Earth From Climate Change?

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.09.2013 | Home
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Sadly, when God presented humanity with dominion over the earth, many believe we were given control over creation to do as we please -- for the benefit of humankind above all else.

Joshua Hersh

Keystone XL Contract Reveals More Evidence Of Conflict Of Interest | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.09.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The contract assigning a third-party company to investigate the environmental impacts of the Keystone XL project adds to questions about...

Keystone Pipeline Fight Is Not Over

Renee Parsons | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home
Renee Parsons

As Bill McKibben and his environmental supporters bask in a well-deserved satisfaction of the now-infamous Keystone XL pipeline denial, a close reading of the president's statement indicates reason for concern.

Michael McAuliff

Erasing The EPA: GOP Strategy Would Roll Back Decades Of Protection | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- America's environmental protections are under a sweeping, concerted assault in Congress that could effectively roll back the federal gov...

Jordan Howard

Waxman Calls House Most Anti-Environment 'In History' | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- During the 112th Congress, the Republican House majority has taken aim at issues ranging from labor protections to women's right to choo...

Jordan Howard

Green Groups Struggle With Obama's Mixed Environmental Record | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.02.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- When Barack Obama was elected president, environmentalists believed a new age of environmental protection and conservation had come. But...

Jordan Howard

House GOP To Push Anti-Environment Provisions | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are looking to appropriations bills they plan to debate when they return from recess in September as an opportunity to...

The Dirtiest Beaches In NYC

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | Posted 09.04.2011 | New York

The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual beach water quality report yesterday and found water at a total of 134 beaches in the five b...

Report: Illinois Beach Water Among Nation's Most Contaminated

Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

Illinois beaches located along the shores of Lake Michigan are home to some of the highest contamination levels in the country, a National Resources D...

Congress Considers Drilling On The West Coast

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Susanne Rust | Posted 07.04.2011 | Los Angeles

Nearly a year after a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and created one of the largest environmental catastrophes of all time, federal lawmake...

Changing Courses: A Farmer's Call to Action

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wendy Gordon

If global climate change is a product of humans, then farmers must join with everyone else to make serious changes in how they do business. The nation's food supply hangs in the balance.

WATCH: A Tribute To The Inane Comments Of BP CEO Tony Hayward

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The NRDC has compiled a video tribute, weaving together some notoriously ridiculous statements made by BP CEO Tony Hayward with the tragic images of t...

Cynthia Stafford's $112 Million Lotto Prize And How She Uses It To Give Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Cynthia Stafford has always had a generous streak. As a child, Stafford donated her allowance money to UNICEF to help other children around the world....

EPA Vows Tougher Action On Factory Farms

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bowing to pressure from advocacy groups, the Environmental Protection Agency will step up efforts to monitor the nation's thousands of factory farms....

James Cameron Goes Green

Deborah Schoeneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Deborah Schoeneman

Last night, James Cameron took a break from the awards circuit to talk about the praise and criticism from the environmental community about Avatar.

Environmental Groups Try To Block Parts Of California's Green Building Code | Margot Roosevelt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Environmental groups are mounting a last-ditch effort to derail key elements of the state's first-in-the-nation green building code -- a major initiat...