Like every protracted campaign, the battle to defeat the blight of petcoke on Chicago's Southeast Side has had good and bad days. Especially for the neighborhood where the petcoke is dumped.
If the issue is too important to ignore around the world, it is too important to ignore here in America. Perhaps today's constituent email signals that Senator Kirk will better represent the needs of Illinoisans, the Great Lakes and the rest of the world moving forward.
Throughout his time in Congress, he has cast himself as a defender of the Great Lakes. But a decisive vote to prevent the EPA from enforcing efforts to cut carbon pollution puts Senator Kirk in the camp of folks trying to kill the most essential tool to safeguard the Lakes over the long-term.
For a brief moment yesterday, Times Square stood still. Even the world's most famous cluster of dazzling super signs, towering over Broadway, could not compete with the simple message that on this day, we all stand for elephants.
The long-neglected Watts neighborhood in South Los Angeles is moving forward with an exciting new revitalization partnership that envisions a transformed "Main Street," transit-oriented development, and state-of-the-art "green streets," among other features.
War of the Whales persuasively conveys not only the power of determined individuals and organizations in the face of one of the world's most powerful institutions, but the potential -- yet unachieved -- for that institution to evolve if its leadership is willing to allow it.
Building energy use policies begin to address this critical knowledge gap. Atlanta's new ordinance, for example, combines several powerful tools that together can provide unparalleled insight into these valuable assets.
Under President Obama's Clean Power Plan, we can cut power-plant carbon pollution 26 percent by 2020 and 30 percent by 2030, when compared with 2005 levels. We can do even better than that, but what matters most is that we get started now.
Hundreds of people are expected to show up at the state capitol in Springfield tomorrow for Earth Day rallies promoting clean energy. Judging from the results of polling NRDC conducted in Illinois, they are hardly alone. Our polling points to widespread enthusiasm for increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency here. The key takeaways are pretty exciting.
Health experts are warning that the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production is leading to antibiotic resistance and serious public health risks.
At 5 am as many as 500 cars and trucks are lined up outside the gates of the fairgrounds in Fresno, CA. Many of the people in the line even camped out here overnight to get something that might not normally be that thrilling... a tailpipe emissions test.
Michigan has long seen the value of renewables and energy efficiency to attract investment and buoy its economy -- something that continues to pay dividends.. But those positive lessons are being unlearned in Lansing where an odd effort is afoot in the statehouse to repel that sort of growth.
Good on the City of Chicago. They are sticking to their guns on the petcoke issue as witnessed by the decision to deny a request from the petcoke pilers at KCBX to delay covering their mounds of petroleum waste on the Southeast Side.
Sure, the area is far different from the natural beauty of Yosemite or Yellowstone, but the Antiquities Act has long brought historic sites into the National Park Service's holdings where they can spur contemplation and critical thinking about the American experience.
Californians are proud to have a bear adorn their state flag, but by helping stop the illegal trade in ivory through the enactment of this ban, the Golden State would be supporting a global effort to save another symbol of strength and determination.
The company holding massive mounds of petcoke at the edge of homes, schools and parks on the Southeast Side of Chicago has been looking for a little help from the city -- seeking looser enforcement of the laws put in place after neighbors in the area revolted over clouds of dust.