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 www.nrdc.org and follow NRDC on Twitter @NRDC. This video explains NRDC's work on health and environmental issues in 2012: http://www.nrdc.org/about/victories.asp
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Will California Standards Plug Your Computer's Energy Drain? (Op-Ed)
regrets, sadness, looking back
March 23rd, 2015
Taken together, monitors and personal computers draw electricity equivalent to the energy from three dozen power plants — but that energy sink may soon get plugged.
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Coral Thrive Off U.S. Atlantic Coast, But Threatened (Op-Ed)
Paragorgia coral, corals
December 9th, 2014
Mysterious Atlantic coast ocean oases host newfound marine life, and vibrant and diverse corals, but these environments are under threat.
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Honest Food Labels Can Help Save Monarchs (Op-Ed)
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October 31st, 2014
Monarch butterflies are disappearing, in large part due to milkweed loss tied to the rise in genetically modified crops, but voters in Oregon and Colorado have a chance to counter that trend on Nov. 4.
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Spending Thousands on Killing Wolves, But At What Cost
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In most situations, lethal control makes little sense — financial or otherwise.
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How Your Refrigerator Will Help Power the Future (Op-Ed)
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December 8th, 2014
That yellow label on your air conditioner is part of a successful, decades-long effort to trim U.S. energy consumption.
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China Won't Breathe Easy Until Port Pollution Solved (Op-Ed)
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China is taking initial steps to control emissions from ports and shipping — an important new flank in that nation's war on pollution.
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Will U.S.-India Summit Bring Historic Climate Action? (Op-Ed)
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India and the United States are poised to push historic climate changes, but will they?
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It's Time for Universities to Stand Up to Fossil Fuel (Op-Ed)
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Fossil fuel shares are no longer the "safe bet" they once were.
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U.S. Energy Use Plummets, Even as Population Grows (Op-Ed)
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Due to changes in energy policy, U.S. energy consumption peaked in 2007, and continues to drop.
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