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President Obama: Lead America to Clean Energy Now

As far back as Richard Nixon, every American president has called for energy reform and action to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. And for 40 years, not a single one followed through to create real change. President Obama has expressed his public commitment to passing strong climate and energy reform in 2010. But, with the legislative […]

July 20th

EDF Launches New Campaign: Tell Congress “I Am Not a Guinea Pig”

We’re all guinea pigs whether we know it or not. Everyday, American families use an array of products that contain synthetic chemicals, some of them toxic: children’s toys, carpeting, cookware, cosmetics and countless other household items. Even the water you drink or your favorite fish may contain toxic chemicals. But our nation’s decades-old toxic chemical […]

June 24th

Environmental Defense Fund: Good Advice for Seafood Lovers

Today’s guest blogger is EDF scientist Tim Fitzgerald. [social_buttons] Ever stare at the seafood counter and wonder where all that fish comes from? Maybe not, but I do, and a new article in Martha Stewart’s Body+Soul magazine wades through some other issues that might be on your mind – overfishing, fish farming, omega-3s and mercury. […]

July 16th

Greener Bottled Water? Really?

Still have bottled water as a regular item on the grocery list? Or just pick up the occasional bottle when you’re out? It’s so convenient… As you probably know, that convenience comes at an environmental and social price: documentaries such as FLOW and Thirst, organizations such as the Sierra Club and Environmental Defense Fund, and […]

Environmental Defense Fund: Show Us Your Carbon Cap

Today’s post is by Sam Parry, EDF’s Director of Online Membership and Activism. Hats say a lot. They can show what we do for a living, what teams we root for, even what part of the country we live in. Today, your hat can make another statement: Express your support of a cap on carbon pollution […]

April 8th

Environmental Defense Fund: New Sushi Selector – What’s Good, What’s Not

Now sushi lovers can make informed seafood choices that please the palate and safeguard the oceans. Environmental Defense Fund’s new Sushi Selector lists choices by Japanese and English names, and ranks them according to whether fish are caught or farmed in an environmentally responsible way and if their contaminant levels pose a health risk. For sushi aficionados, that means […]

October 23rd