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21/04/2011
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Faces from the Gulf Coast: one year on

Watch a documentary with these photos and audio interviews: “Stories From the Gulf: Living With the Oil Disaster,” produced by NRDC with opening narration by Robert Redford, premieres on Discovery’s Planet Green on Saturday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. ET. Here’s the trailer: Continue reading

23/03/2009
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Abolish the White House Lawn

What we need is for the President to take the lead—to stride out onto the South Lawn, drive the sharp edge of his spade into that unnaturally plush sod and toss the first chunk of White House lawn onto the compost pile. To do so would constitute an act of environmental shock therapy.

The President’s choice of a replacement for the White House lawn gives him an unprecedented opportunity to reinvent the American front yard—and, in the process, promote a saner approach to the environment. Continue reading

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