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Daley's Legacy: Re-Thinking the American City

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

There will be no shortage of references to green roofs and bike lanes that stretch to the moon as Daley's departure comes ever-nearer. But frankly, that shortchanges his legacy.

Saving Money by Saving Wildlife

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Cutting Wildlife Services' budget for the lethal control of carnivores is a win-win proposition for wildlife and the federal budget.

Republican Budget to Wolves: Drop Dead

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

The Republican controlled House Rules Committee released a continuing resolution to fund the federal government: wolves will lose all of their Endangered Species Act protection in Idaho, Montana, and parts of Washington, Oregon, and Utah.

Nonprofit Groups To Bird-Dog Spill Report Proposals

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Coastal advocates like much, though not all, of what they've read in the national, oil-spill commission report released this month, and instead of stashing the document in a desk drawer, they plan to stay engaged and speak up about its ideas.

Down on Upton: Michigan Energy News Undercuts Rep's Rap

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Henry Henderson

Representative Upton should look at what is actually happening in his state and see that clean energy investments are creating jobs, renewing the economy, and helping his constituents.

Time for Nuclear Savings Bonds?

Robert Alvarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Alvarez

Wonder why America can't seem to keep up with nations like Germany and China on advanced energy policy? Perhaps it's because the Energy Department spends ten times more on nuclear weapons than energy conservation.

Deadline Extended! Nominate a Sustainable Food Hero by Dec. 12 for NRDC's Growing Green Awards

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

The NRDC's Growing Green Awards recognize extraordinary contributions to the field of sustainable food by food producers, entrepreneurs, and young food advocates who are shaping the future of food in our country.

"Rapid Response" to an Ancient Issue (VIDEO)

Kate Otto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Otto

Reversing climate change sounds, to me, a lot like trying to overcome HIV/AIDS: at the heart of the struggle, we are trying to change the behavior of individuals who feel untouched by the issue.

Putting It All on the Line for the Environment

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.TheGreenGrok.com.John and Patricia Adams, the founders of NRDC, came to Duke this week. In the late 1960s, the American environme...

'Stories From The Gulf': Residents Share Their Struggles After The Oil Spill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CORRECTION: Bridge The Gulf was incorrectly called Bridge The Gap in this post. StoryCorps, an organization known for highlighting the unique stories...

Six Months, Five Shrimp and One Nasty Mess: Health and Seafood Safety Concerns From BP Spill Still Linger in Gulf Today

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

As we hear from fishermen that reopened areas are showing signs of oil, NRDC and Gulf Coast groups request documents and ask for explanations from the government. But most information is still not available, and the reopenings continue.

The Most Powerful NGO You've Probably Never Heard of

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Stepping away from the old-style NGO approach to companies, the CDP and its leaders are both optimistic and relentlessly pro-business.

Ed Chen Attacks the Messenger

John Fialka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Fialka

Republicans and the fossil fuel industry are doing their level best to give the phrase "cap and trade" politically toxic connotations. Ed Chen, of the Natural Resources Defense Council, attacked the messenger.

The Precautionary Principle

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Every Republican running for the U.S. Senate in November believes either that human activity is not the driving force behind global warming or that the planet isn't even heating up, according to a recent survey.

Michigan Oil Spill and World's Dirtiest Oil: Why Lie?

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Our region is the epicenter of refining for what has been called "the world's dirtiest oil." And you get a glimpse at how ugly the stuff is from the pipeline mess in Michigan.

Gas Drilling, Politics, and Irony

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Reinbach

Right now, the natural gas business shows every sign of being in a late-stage bubble, and as everybody now knows, when bubbles inevitably pop, they take a lot of companies with them.

Lessons from Dimock, PA: Calling for a Moratorium on Natural Gas Drilling in New York

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

Do we take the dirty-energy money and run and screw the consequences? Or do we build something more sustainable that doesn't hurt the people around us? Which do you choose?

MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" Cast Joins Gulf Coast Recovery Efforts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The cast of MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" has partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the nation's largest environme...

High Stakes for Climate and Clean Energy in California

Lowell Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lowell Feld

Prop 23 threatens a landmark law to limit the greenhouse gas pollution that is already harming California and to promote a host of related clean energy policies that would benefit the state.

All That Glitters Is Green: First-Ever Christie's Green Auction

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Christie's celebrity-studded green auction was a great concept, taking what has traditionally been a bastion of the elite and putting their vast resources to work for a good green cause.

"Game Changing" Carp Capture Spurs Leadership

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Sen. Dick Durbin spoke in Chicago on Friday afternoon to address the ongoing Asian carp issue, stating that the capture of a live Asian Carp beyond all locks and barriers to Lake Michigan is a "wake up alarm."

Water: The Lifeblood in the Body of a Biodynamic Winery

Mike Benziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Benziger

When we started farming Benziger's vineyard in 1980, we did it with machines and pesticides. But when we later switched to Biodynamic, the results were miraculous: the birds and the bees returned. We let nature back in.

Spreading Fresh Thoughts About Food and Farming in New York

Fred Kirschenmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fred Kirschenmann

Every day, the incredible staff at Stone Barns helps people rediscover an enjoyment of community-based food production, from farm to classroom to table.

From Conventional Walnut Farming to Growing (and Processing) Green

Russ Lester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Russ Lester

I was born and raised in the Valley of the Hearts Delight, or as most people now refer to it, the Silicon Valley. After college, I decided to follow in my father's footsteps and farm.

America Loses a Groundbreaking Environmentalist

Henry Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Henry Miller

Frank Hatch led an extraordinary life of civic engagement, public service, and commitment: to the environment, to other societal needs, and to the communities of which he was a part.