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From Contract To Bestseller In 60 Days

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Boyce

In a slow-moving industry, Clean Energy Common Sense is an anomaly. Frances Beinecke went from book contract to #4 on the Amazon Non-Fiction Bestsellers list in a little over 60 days.

That Glass is Pretty Full: Why Yesterday's Wolf Ruling is (Mostly) Good News

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Yesterday, a judge gave the Obama Administration a chance to start over in protecting wolves. I hope the president seizes it.

You're Not the King of Me: Midwest Gen Runs Afoul of the Clean Air Act

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Filing a lawsuit against the folks responsible for filth-spewing, coal-burning relics in Chicago's Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods.

Did Bad Energy Policy Cause the Economic Crisis? (VIDEO)

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Blaise Zerega

David Goldstein of the Natural Resources Defense Council makes a convincing case linking jobs, inflation, and the savings rate to smart environmental practices.

Behind the NRDC's Social Media Strategy

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Kuhn

hen the Natural Resources Defense Council needs to generate attention for environmental issues, one of the people they turn to is Apollo Gonzales, the Netroots campaign manager.

NRDC Gala: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Tom Ford, And More (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Natural Resources Defense Council held a 20th anniversary gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills Saturday night. Celebrities who cam...

Court Agrees: Phthalates are Banned From Toys Effective Next Week!

Sarah Janssen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Janssen

Phthalates (pronounced thal-ates) are chemicals used in many common consumer products, including as softeners of plastic children's toys -- like a rubber ducky.

Can You Spare a Drop of Water?

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Although I live in Los Angeles, warnings of droughts seem to be a mere blip on most people's radar screens. Global warming doesn't know boundaries and California is next in line.

Al Meyerhoff and the Chemistry of Life and Death

Diane Dulken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Dulken

This environmental lawyer reminded us that the vast majority of commercial and industrial chemicals in circulation today are not tested for longterm health effects before being put on the market.

Describing the Devastation of Mountaintop Mining

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We also need to cap carbon and make coal pay its true price so that clean energy can compete with it. NRDC will be working on all of that.

Look Who's Following me... Yikes!

Julia Bovey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julia Bovey

Someday, coal-fired electricity plants will likely be able to capture and store their global warming pollution, and that's something that NRDC encourages, as long as it's done well.

California's Water Problems Weren't Caused By a Fish: We Need a 21st Century Water Policy for Fish and People

Doug Obegi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Doug Obegi

California is at a crossroads; it can either follow its old course toward drought and an insufficient drinking water supply, or it can commit to a new, smart-water solution for the 21st century.

Yes, We Can Regulate CO2!

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Environmentalists are heralding Obama's decision to review the request by California and 13 other states to establish strict limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.

Thank You Robert Redford, and I'm Sorry

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Irene Rubaum-Keller

While other celebrities sit at home counting their money, you have used your fame to make the planet better, as did your good friend Paul Newman. Thank you!

Now Let's Get to Work, Starting with the House Stimulus Package

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

For the first time ever, clean energy solutions like smart grids, weatherizing homes, and renewable power sit at the centerpiece of a national stimulus bill -- Obama's.

Utah Lands Win a Reprieve at the Dawn of a Cleaner, Greener Future

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

Destroying our natural heritage will do nothing to solve our energy challenges for the long-term, which to me, is even more reason to act.

Bush Administration to Strip Wolves of Federal Protection... Except for Wyoming

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

With a viable population of this American icon so close to being a reality, we simply cannot allow the Bush Administration to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as they slink out the door.

Day 1 of the New Congress Bodes Well for Oceans

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Like a Clean Air Act for our air, and a Clean Water Act for our water - we need a landmark bill to protect the health of our oceans.

Bush's New Marine Monuments: The Good, the Bad and Next Steps

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Chasis

Dozens of scientific studies show that fully protected marine reserves have more and bigger fish than similar habitats that are fished, which makes them highly productive.

Major Turning Point in the Fight to Save Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Despite mounting evidence that such sonar can kill and seriously injure marine mammals, the Navy refused to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Is Schwarzenegger Throwing the Baby Out With the Bathwater?

Annie Notthoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annie Notthoff

Governor Schwarzenegger has been one of the most visible champions on the world stage for the proposition that a healthy environment and strong economy go hand in hand.

John "Nuke Bailout" Bryson Must Not Be Secretary of Energy

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Long gone from Southern California Edison, John Bryson's ascent to head the Department of Energy would send a disastrous signal to those who are committed to a post fossil/nuclear future.

The Birds on the Tar Sands

Susan Cosier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Cosier

Harvesting oil sands in Alberta could impact up to 170 million birds that breed in the boreal.

Sam Stein

Environmentalists Fear Obama Will Forget Them In Economic Crisis | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is a small but growing concern within environmental circles that the current economic crisis will push back some of the "green" agenda that Bara...

Environmentalists draft bold roadmap for Obama

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A united and diverse coalition of environmental advocacy groups has sent President-elect Barack Obama its roadmap for change _ and ...