Expert Voices: Natural Resources Defense Council

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.4 million members and online activists. Since 1970, its lawyers, scientists and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health and the environment, working with businesses, elected leaders and community groups on a wide range of issues. NRDC’s priorities include: Curbing Global Warming and Creating the Clean Energy Future; Reviving the World's Oceans; Defending Endangered Wildlife and Wild Places; Protecting Our Health by Preventing Pollution; Ensuring Safe and Sufficient Water; and Fostering Sustainable Communities. NRDC has offices in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Chicago; Livingston, Montana and Beijing. Various experts at the NRDC contribute to LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. For more information visit and follow NRDC on Twitter @NRDC. This video explains NRDC's work on health and environmental issues in 2012:
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