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Reduce food waste with your new best friend Meal Prep Mate

In a world filled with convenient fast-food wherever you go and a focus on instant gratification, it can be a serious challenge to eat healthily and keep your food waste to a minimum. For many of us, our busy lives cause us to make daily food decisions that fill our diets with highly processed foods, which are often wrapped in single-use packaging. But there is a way you can not only eat healthily, but you can reduce food waste while saving time and money, too. The answer is meal prep. In an ef...
Tags: Health, Food, Design, Features, Recipe, United States, Healthy Eating, Food Waste, Vegan, Eat & Drink, NRDC, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Meal Prep, Single-use, Meal Prep Mate, Save the Food Back

While the Bear Cam bears hibernate, the Trump admin weighs a big plan to mine their world

When the peak of summer arrives in Alaska and the radiant midnight sun hangs in the northern sky, tens of millions of salmon make their move. They race up rivers, leap over waterfalls, and clog narrow streams with their hefty, five-pound bodies. It is then that Alaska's Bristol Bay — home to the largest run of sockeye salmon on the planet — comes to life. Wolverines, foxes, lynx, and bald eagles descend upon this untrammeled realm. And the most dominant creature of the land, the brown bear,...
Tags: Science, Obama, America, Earth, Cnn, Salmon, Atlantic, Alaska, Epa, West Coast, North America, East Coast, Scott Pruitt, Pacific Northwest, Bristol Bay, Pebble Mine

Happy Holidays for many thanks to 2018 Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill, more formally known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was signed by President Trump on Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue’s birthday last week. So what does it mean? What stays the same? What changes? What’s the reaction? First, you can see what President Trump had to say at the signing ceremony on the White House website where he thanks both Republicans and Democrats on the bill. President Trump even said, “And I want to thank all of the people here, including ...
Tags: Energy, Usa, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Nano, Canada, Pennsylvania, United States, Top Stories, Heritage, House, Algae, Bill, Santa

Court orders EPA to ban pesticide that causes learning disabilities in children

After over a decade of fighting, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has finally scored a victory in securing the ban of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a court order to the EPA requiring it to ban the chemical agent, which has harmful neurodevelopmental effects. Longstanding studies have indicated that exposure to chlorpyrifos can lead to increased risk of learning disabilities such as ADHD, developmental delays, and a lower IQ. Related: Unrelea...
Tags: Health, Design, News, Pesticides, Farming, Hawaii, Environmentalism, Fda, Epa, Chemicals, Environmental Justice, Pesticide, Earthjustice, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, NRDC, Legal Battles

United Kingdom moves to ban most of its ivory trade

United Kingdom Secretary of the Environment Michael Gove has introduced a bill to Parliament that would ban the purchase, sale, possession for sale and international trade of ivory. Though the bill contains several exceptions for ivory found in museums, musical instruments and some antiques, it would be one of the most comprehensive ivory bans of any country. The United Kingdom is the largest legal ivory exporter and the bill, if passed into law, would certainly put a dent in this lucrative tra...
Tags: Design, China, Eu, Bbc, United Kingdom, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Parliament, Gove, U K, NRDC, DepositPhotos, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Stop Ivory, Alexander Rhodes

EPA ends clean air policy opposed by fossil fuel companies

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a key Clean Air Act provision. They’re reversing the “once-in always-in” policy, which requires power plants to always be classified as a major source of pollution. Under the new change, if a source “limits its potential to emit below major source thresholds,” per the EPA, it can be reclassified as an area source. What’s the impact of all this? According to a statement from Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) clean air director John ...
Tags: Texas, Design, Epa, Reuters, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, NRDC, DepositPhotos, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Trump EPA, John Walke, Walke, Environmental Protection Agency Via Reuters, Natural Resources Defense Council Images

No, electric cars (still) aren't crashing the grid. Again.

Remember all those brownouts we experienced last week because everyone plugged in their electric cars? Oh right, that didn't happen. It still isn't happening. And it's unlikely to ever happen. That's the conclusion of a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), using infrastructure investment data from California's biggest.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: California, Frugality, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC

Blue Bottle Coffee Defends Sale to Nestlé

Last week’s that Blue Bottle Coffee—the Oakland, California-based artisanal purveyor of beans and coffee culture—had been sold to Nestlé for a reported $500 million and a 68% majority stake raised a few eyebrows and a few anguished cries from hardcore fans of the brand, which is busy expanding with the opening of a store Monday in New York’s World Trade Center. Today, we're supporting @theirc for our opening at 4 World Trade Center. Stop by for freely flowing coffee and good tim...
Tags: Coffee, Instagram, Washington, Boston, Advertising, San Francisco, Unilever, M&a, Miami, Starbucks, Yemen, Kevin Systrom, James Freeman, Blue Bottle, Ev Williams, Kensington

Volition Capital leads $11.7 mln round for RTS

New York City-based Recycle Track Systems, a waste and recycling management tech company, has raised $11.7 million in funding. Volition Capital led the round. PRESS RELEASE New York – July 7, 2017 – Recycle Track Systems (RTS), a waste and recycling management technology company that provides real-time accountability and transparency for daily waste removal, including on-demand, recycling, and composting options, has closed an $11.7 million financing led by Boston-based growth equity firm Voliti...
Tags: New York, Boston, New York City, Trends, B Corp, RTS, NRDC, VC Deals, Volition Capital, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Recycle Track Systems, Volition Capital RTS, Gregory Lettieri, Adam Pasquale, RTS Co, Greg Lettieri

Dirty Dozen: Group names 12 worst states for drinking water violations

Nearly 77 million people — roughly a quarter of the U.S. population — spread across all 50 states were served by water systems reporting violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The report identified the country’s worst such states, and it includes both Ohio and Kentucky. Note: Click on the above photos to see the 12 worst states for drinking water. The offenses ranged from arsenic to nitrate contamination,… ...
Tags: Kentucky, Ohio, NRDC, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC

Your Fave Comedians Are Helping To Raise Money To Fight Trump's Policies

“I’m going to venture a guess: For the past two months, the news out of Washington has left you scowling — and maybe even growling — more than laughing,” Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) president Rhea Suh recently wrote to supporters of the environment-focused non-profit she heads. “Well, we have something that might help.”  Suh just announced the lineup of comedians who will be featured at the group’s April 25 event, “Stand Up! for the Planet: An Evening of Comedy Benefiting NRDC’s Li...
Tags: News, Washington, Los Angeles, David, New York Times, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Larry David, Pete Davidson, Trump, Todd Van Luling, Suh, NRDC, Louis Dreyfus, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Rhea Suh

Arctic Ocean In Serious Danger As Sea Ice Melts, Needs Better Protection

Rapidly melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has opened up previously inaccessible areas to industrial fishing, oil exploration, shipping and other human activities. The region is in dire need of protection, the International Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report issued Tuesday in conjunction with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and UNESCO’s World Heritage Center.
Tags: News, Unesco, Arctic Ocean, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, International Conservation of Nature IUCN

The Keystone XL pipeline would only create 35 full-time, permanent jobs

President Donald Trump seems to think the words 'create jobs' grant him the ability to forgo any fact-checking. He's said he supports the Keystone XL pipeline because it would create 28,000 jobs, but it turns out the controversial project would generate a mere 35 full-time, permanent jobs. Trump's mysterious 28,000 number doesn't originate in TransCanada's government application or the State Department's years-long study of the pipeline, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRD...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Design, Jobs, News, Environment, America, Barack Obama, Economy, Policy, Nebraska, Keystone Xl, Oil Pipeline, State Department, Keystone XL pipeline, Keystone

California To Adopt First US Energy-Saving Rules For Computers

California regulators were poised on Wednesday to adopt the nation's first mandatory energy efficiency rules for computers and monitors -- devices that account for 3 percent of home electric bills and 7 percent of commercial power costs in the state. From a report on Reuters: The state Energy Commission said that when fully implemented, the plan will save consumers $373 million a year and conserve as much electricity annually as it takes to power all San Francisco's homes. Final approval of the ...
Tags: California, Sacramento, San Francisco, Tech, Reuters, NRDC, Energy Commission, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC

Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?

NRDC's Hinerfeld: "They win lawsuits." Several years ago, I wrote "Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?" at the request of Environmental Protection Magazine, where I had a bi-monthly column and feature commitment. Based on my trip to the Robert Redford house in Santa Monica, California, and my interviews with environmental activists and strategists with offices there, "Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?" is about white-hat environmental attorneys at the Los Angeles office of the well-regarded Natural R...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Robert Redford, Pittsburgh, Southern California, Midwest, Santa Monica California, Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, J Daniel Hull, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Environmental Protection Magazine

New and Improved! RSB updates its definitive take on sustainability standards

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) celebrated the announcement at its Annual Assembly of Delegates meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam that its global members have voted to approve and publish revised Principles &Criteria. This independent, multi-stakeholder collective works to promote the sustainability of biomaterials and its user-friendly certification scheme is the most trusted of its kind because it verifies that biomaterials are ethical, sustainable and credibly-sourced. The revised Princi...
Tags: Europe, Top Stories, Green House, Hanoi Vietnam, RSB, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC

TV industry gets its own 'dieselgate' over 'leccy consumption tests

Software that detects government tests, where have we heard that before? The idiot box is smarter than it seems: a spat has broken out between America's Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Consumer Technology Association about the energy consumption of televisions.…
Tags: America, Consumer Technology Association, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC

FDA Bans 19 Chemicals Used In Antibacterial Soaps

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered "antibacterial" ingredients to be removed from consumer soaps, citing a lack of evidence that they are effective in making soap work any better and that the industry has failed to prove they're safe. The banned chemicals include triclosan, triclocarban and 17 others (PDF) typically found in hand and body soaps. Companies have until late next year to remove the ingredients from their products, the FDA said. "Companies will no longer be able to market a...
Tags: Congress, Nbc News, Tech, Companies, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC

Earth To Pebble Mine: Stay Away From Bristol Bay World Conservation Congress Registers Overwhelming International Opposition to Mega-Mine That Threatens Bristol Bay's Wild Salmon Fishery

A new chapter opened today in the battle against the proposed Pebble Mine, as the World Conservation Congress overwhelmingly adopted a motion opposing the embattled mega-mine and other large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska and urging the U.S. government to prevent the issuance of permits. With this action, an international body has for the first time formally joined longstanding opposition to the massive copper and gold project -- a project that, for years, has been th...
Tags: News, Congress, United States, Alaska, Manhattan, Pebble, North America, Grand Canyon, Huffington Post, Bristol Bay, Pebble Mine, Iucn, U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA, International Union, Dallas Safari Club, Joel Reynolds

KFC Urged To Stop Routine Use Of Antibiotics On Poultry

LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Consumer groups on Wednesday will deliver a petition from more than 350,000 people to the KFC fried chicken chain, calling on the Yum Brands Inc unit to stop the routine use of antibiotics by the companies that supply its poultry. Several fast-food restaurants, which have been under fire for selling unhealthy meals, are assuming the role of public health change agent by forcing their respective meat suppliers to adopt new practices aimed at keeping vital antibiot...
Tags: News, China, Los Angeles, United States, World Health Organization, Huffington Post, Kfc, Jade Walker, McDonald s Corp, Public Interest, Louisville Kentucky, Reuters Consumer, Center for Science, China Germany, Yum Brands Inc, Chick fil A Inc

Is Hand Sanitizer Safe?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is seeking additional data to support the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in topical consumer antiseptic rubs, including hand sanitizers, that are sold over-the-counter. The regulator's move comes more than a year after it asked for additional data to check if antiseptics used in healthcare settings were as safe and effective as they were once considered. The action is part of a larger ongoing review by the agency after...
Tags: News, Fda, Huffington Post, Bengaluru, Erin Schumaker, U S Food and Drug Administration, Procter Gamble Co, ACI, NRDC, American Cleaning Institute ACI, Shounak Dasgupta, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Ankur Banerjee

California's last nuclear power plant to be retired by 2025

By 2030, California hopes to gain 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources and a proposal signed today brings Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) closer to that goal. Together with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), labor unions, and environmental groups like Friends of the Earth, PG&E signed a historic proposal to close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, the last nuclear power plant remaining in the state, by 2025 and replace the power it generates with renewables. Diab...
Tags: Energy, UK, Design, News, California, Renewable Energy, Wind Power, Renewables, Solar Power, PG&E, Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, NDRC, Nuclear Power Plant, Diablo Canyon, Pacific Gas and Electric

Why Are Media Hosting Rudy Giuliani To Talk About The Brussels Attacks?

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has appeared numerous times on cable news to discuss the March 22 terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium. He has chastised President Obama's response, said that he would "pardon" CIA staff who conducted illegal torture methods in interrogation, and agreed with Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) call to "patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods." But Giuliani failed on 9/11 communications, cleanup and treatment of firefighters when he was mayor; the Muslim surveillance ...
Tags: Europe, New York, Isis, Obama, Washington Post, France, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Syria, Cnn, West, Hillary Clinton, United States, Nato, Ted Cruz