Natural Resources Defense Council

March 2, 2013--Sequester cuts hit clean air, water, energy, national parks (Environmental News Service)

Air and water quality, national parks and surrounding communities, and clean energy development will be hard hit by across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget that took effect today. President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders came out of a White House meeting this morning without resolution to the budget impasse, known in Washington as the sequester.


January 9, 2013--U.S. Supreme Court hands L.A. County a victory in water lawsuit (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County got a reprieve in an ongoing dispute over who is responsible for pollution from storm water when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ruling won by environmentalists. However, the court's 9-0 decision Tuesday did not deal with the larger question of how to regulate storm water and urban runoff flowing into the region's waterways.


June 15, 2012--New study: Smart roofs could transform California energy and water use (Environmental News Network)

Installing green roofs and cool roofs in southern California could save consumers more than $211 million in energy bills and reduce emissions equivalent to removing 91,000 cars from the road each year, according to a new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law.


April 6, 2012--States' readiness ranked in face of water threats (Wall Street Journal)

New Mexico, Arizona and more than two dozen other states could face increased threats to water supplies if they don't do more to plan for rising temperatures and changes in rain and snowfall patterns, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council.


April 4, 2012--The state of our water (QSR Magazine)

Agricultural water shortages are most often caused by drought, but they can also be caused by demographic shifts, political disruption, or even pollution of water resources. The latter happens more frequently in countries without water pollution laws. No matter the cause, water shortages created by any of these factors can affect the price, quality, and reliability of food.


October 19, 2010--Nevada: Lake Mead dips to a Low (New York Times)

The water level in Lake Mead, the massive reservoir that fills the taps of millions of people across the Southwest, has reached a record low, the federal Bureau of Reclamation says.


July 29, 2010--Montrose County at high risk of water shortages (Montrose Daily Post)

A study released July 20 projects that Montrose, Delta, Mesa and Montezuma counties, like one third of all U.S. counties, face high to extreme risks of water shortages due to climate change by 2050. Tetra Tech Corp., an environmental consultant, wrote the study for the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

July 21, 2010--Climate change threatens agricultural water (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado is one of 14 states at risk of having enough water to sustain agricultural needs, according to a study released Tuesday.  In particular, Pueblo County, the Lower Arkansas Valley and Eastern Plains are among the areas to be hardest hit if temperatures increase and water supply dwindles, as predicted by 16 varying climate models.


July 21, 2010--Risk of water scarcity increasing for 1,100 U.S. counties (Environmental News Service)

One out of three U.S. counties is facing a greater risk of water shortages by mid-century due to global warming, finds a new report by Tetra Tech for the Natural Resources Defense Council. For 412 of these counties the risk of water shortages will be "extremely high," according to the report, a 14-fold increase from previous estimates.


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