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NBA Launches Green Week

The National Basketball Association this week launched NBA Green Week — a comprehensive week of action taken by the league to promote environmental stewardship. The NBA is the only major professional sports league in the world to dedicate an entire week to educating tens of millions of fans about the importance of protecting the planet. A […]

April 8th

Voluntary Fracking Reporting? Bloomberg: Chemicals Not Reported, Half of All Wells "Obscured"

  In a little-noticed Aug 2012 report, Bloomberg News reported that gas and oil energy companies failed to comply with their own voluntary plan to disclose chemicals in their operations — and, further, failed to report on the very existence of half of their wells. The report analyzed the efficacy of “FracFocus.org” — a voluntary […]

September 19th

Caribbean Coral Reefs "On the Verge of Collapse"

Update: Depressed by this news. Check out: “A Transformation From Environmental Grief to Environmental Action,” which will be on Google+ on Wednesday, 3/12/2004 at 11:00 am PST. The gist: environmental news can be depressing. How do you maintain your resolve to fight for a better environmental future? A new report issued by the International Union for Conservation of […]

September 13th

Fracking and the Natural Gas "Boom" — No National Standards, Secrecy, and Carcinogens

  The President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Francis Beinecke, recently visited areas in western Pennsylvania where ‘fracking’ operations are occurring, and spoke with local residents about the impacts of these projects in their communities. My cousin — a medical professional without any affiliation with environmental organizations like Ms. Beinecke’s — also spent […]

September 7th

While Romney Mocks Sea-Level Rise, City Planners across the Country Take Action

  At the Republican national convention last week, Mitt Romney mocked efforts to address climate change, specifically deriding President Obama for seeking to address rising ocean levels.  Here’s what he said: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans…(pause to allow for laughter) and to heal the planet.  My promise … is […]

September 7th

Facebook + NRDC + Opower + 16 Utilities = Cool Energy Conservation Social Gaming App

  Facebook, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Opower, and (to start) 16 US utility companies, have teamed up to make saving energy (and tons of money with that) easier and more fun than ever. Check out the post below from sister site CleanTechnica and the social gaming app to learn more! And start saving […]

April 5th

Keystone XL & Jobs

  One of the big arguments for the Keystone XL pipeline, which will now be approved no earlier than 2013, if at all, is that it will create a lot of U.S. jobs. Well, to put the matter bluntly, that is horse s***. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recently compiled a handful of points […]

November 14th

Canada's 'Spirit Bears' Threatened by Proposed Oil Pipeline

The battle of domestic energy production verses the protection of natural resources and wildlife “treasures” has many fronts. With attention largely focused on the environmental and climate change impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline, passing almost under the radar is another proposed pipeline — the Northern Gateway pipeline (proposed by energy giant Enbridge*) — that […]

November 3rd

U.S. Declares Iceland in Violation of Global Whaling Ban, May Impose Sanctions

On July 20, 2011, U.S. Dept. of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke formally declared the nation of Iceland to be in defiance of the International Whaling Commission’s global ban on commercial whaling. The declaration was met with over-whelming approval by numerous NGOs and conservation groups the world over. As a result of the commerce secretary’s declaration, President Obama now has 60 days to decide whether to impose economic penalties and/or trade sanctions against Iceland. Such sanctions are authorized under legislation known as the ‘Pelly Amendment’.

July 23rd

13 More Green Stories of the Week: China's Amazing Bike Sharing System & Bad Environment; Fracking, Fracking, & Fracking; Climate Change Deniers Unravelled…

Other than the 50+ stories we covered in the past week, here are 15 more green stories I thought were worth a share:

June 4th

How Bad Ideas Keep Rebounding Into Public Discourse: The Rebound Effect and Its Refutation

I covered the rebound effect here on Planetsave a couple times a couple months ago. The common argument of rebound effect enthusiasts is that energy efficiency actually increases energy use. Sound hard to believe? Yeah, that’s because it’s not true. Anyway, NRDC’s David Goldstein, Sierra Martinez, and Robin Roy delved into this topic in more depth recently and I’m reposting a great article by David Goldstein on their new report below.

Environmental, Global Warming, and Animal News

Some of the top climate change and environmental stories of the last day or so: Climate Science Graph of the Day: Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Changes Good info and graphs on the page above, but thought I’d share the 3 videos from the post here for you to check out just in case you don’t feel […]

February 10th

Huge Win for Southern U.S. Forests (& the World)

90 million acres of Southern hardwood forests, along with 600,000 acres in 11 endangered forests and special areas in the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Eco-Region, recently got a big boost in protection. Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific (GP) has announced that “it will no longer purchase trees from endangered forests and special areas, or from new pine plantations established at […]

December 27th

Good Christmas Present for Present & Future Generations: EPA to Cut Global Warming Pollution from Power Plants

This is clearly one of the best Christmas presents future generations could have asked for. The EPA announced, yesterday, a two-year plan to come up with clean air standards for power plants and oil refineries that will considerably cut global warming pollution. Here’s more from our sister site Cleantechnica: With the defeat of the Democrats’ […]

December 24th

Let's Ask the New York Times to Run this NRDC Ad to Save Alaska's Wildlife Eden. Help Spread Awareness with Us!

Native Alaskans need our help for Earth Day. Help save Bristol Bay in Alaska and it’s wildlife. [social_buttons] Natural Resources Defense Council is trying to create visibility around the issue of saving Alaska’s Wildlife Eden from becoming a landfill. Few Americans are aware of the UK’s bargain to dump toxic waste in Bristol Bay, what […]

April 6th