Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    "Meat Without Drugs" Campaigners Descend Upon Nob Hill Trader Joe's

    You'll get more than two-buck chuck and a few jars of artichoke hearts if you head to Trader Joe's on Nob Hill tomorrow morning around 10 a.m. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has teamed up with local advocates and the anti-animal-antibiotic mascot Joe the Pig to hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Why Are Bottled Water Companies Going After African American and Latino Consumers?

    TLC's Chilli is now hawking Dasani. (Side note: Chilli looks amazing.)‚ÄčA decade or two ago, bottled water was associated with the WASPiest of the white -- alpha-dog fitness geeks, neurotic soccer moms, people too good for what comes out of the tap. Now, according to a new Mother Jones article, bot ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2010

    Dead Sea

    An unpublished study shows the surprisingly lethal effects of the Cosco Busan oil spill. Why are government scientists helping the ship's owner keep it a secret?

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Welcome to San Francisco Ken -- Here's a Lawsuit. Interior Secretary Slapped With Suit During His Brief City Visit

    Mission accomplished!The other day we noted how the Center for Biological Diversity was off to answer the David Letterman-worthy query: Can a man in a bear suit hand an environmental petition to the Secretary of the Interior? It turns out he can: The group sent out an e-mail claiming its 52,000-stro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    PG&E Steals SF Activists' Thunder -- Make That Sunlight -- With New Solar Power Plan

    David BlaikieMore attractive than ever.San Francisco-based utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced yesterday that it will be undertaking a $1.5 billion project to produce more solar energy for its customers throughout the state. The initiative, which includes plans to build new solar-power ... More >>

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    A Question of Risk

    Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms

  • News

    January 2, 2002

    Traveling Companions

    Gray whales are leading tourists, conservationists, and business operators on a rocky voyage toward economic and environmental salvation

  • News

    December 12, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Tale of the Whale; Night Crawler: A Cure for the Common Cold

  • Calendar

    December 12, 2001

    Hold On a Minute!

    Ecologists are still trying to spin their phony save the whale campaign

  • News

    November 28, 2001

    The Unlikely Environmentalists

    International environmentalists claim they stopped a Mexican salt plant that endangered the gray whale. Actually, though, the Mexican government canceled the plant for reasons of its own.

  • News

    November 21, 2001

    The New Economy

    The road to Punta Abreojos is paved with hollow intentions

  • News

    November 21, 2001

    Crying Whale

    Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.

  • News

    April 25, 2001

    Russian Roulette

    The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is serving as cover for massive oil drilling that could wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.

  • News

    May 27, 1998

    Building a Better Bomb

    While condemning India for its nuclear testing, the U.S. government quietly funnels billions to research programs aimed at creating an ever-more-virulent nuclear arsenal

  • News

    September 3, 1997

    The Sky's the Limit

    How buying and selling pollutants could help clean up the Bay Area's air

  • News

    January 10, 1996

    Off-Base (Part II)

    The most vituperative battle ever fought over the Presidio pits a handful of activists (and a certain weekly newspaper) against a local coalition of environmentalists, business, and the majority of elected officials. Is the congressional compromise to es

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