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Jul 16, 2014, 06:00 ET

EDF Partners with Google Earth Outreach to Map Natural Gas Leaks Under U.S. City Streets

Environmental Defense Fund today unveiled interactive online maps showing natural gas leaks beneath the streets of Boston, Indianapolis and New...

Mar 03, 2014, 08:32 ET

Cost-Effective Methane Emissions Reductions from U.S. Oil and Gas

 An independent analysis conducted by ICF International (ICF) has determined that the onshore segment of the U.S. oil and gas sector can...

Feb 20, 2014, 13:40 ET

Con Edison to Take New Measures to Protect Against the Effects of Climate Change

 In an historic decision that will serve as a nationwide model, the New York State Public Service Commission today unanimously approved an...

Jan 28, 2014, 16:13 ET

Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow Joins First Lady at State of the Union Address

The White House announced today Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellow Tyrone Davis will join First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight's...

Oct 17, 2013, 11:29 ET

Environmental Defense Fund Launches Toolkit to Help Fishermen and Managers

Manuals, Guides and Reports to Design Sustainable and Profitable Fisheries, Including Those with Limited Data Environmental Defense Fund...

Oct 02, 2013, 09:00 ET

Environmental Defense Fund, Market Leaders Team Up to Drive a New Era in Energy Management

US Army, City of Boston, Darden Restaurants and more tap EDF Climate Corps to untangle data and tackle financing challenges...

Sep 16, 2013, 15:15 ET

First Academic Study Released in EDF's Groundbreaking Methane Emissions Series

Unprecedented data collection effort to better understand the climate impacts of natural gas  The first of sixteen methane emissions...

May 21, 2013, 09:31 ET

Over 100 Leading Organizations Tap EDF Climate Corps to Catalyze Energy Savings

Today, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) kicks off its sixth and largest season of EDF Climate Corps, an innovative fellowship program that...

Jan 29, 2013, 17:57 ET

Restoration Council Starts Critical Conversation with "Path Forward"

Draft plan clearly commits at least 30 percent of RESTORE funds to Gulf ecosystems Today, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council...

Jan 23, 2013, 09:50 ET

Environmental Defense Fund Project Receives California's 'Highest Environmental Honor'

 Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) was awarded with the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for its sustainable fishing loan...

Jan 03, 2013, 15:53 ET

Gulf Restoration Groups Praise Historic Settlement for Oil Spill

Transocean penalties a step forward for unprecedented restoration efforts  Gulf restoration and economic development groups lauded the...

Dec 11, 2012, 09:00 ET

Environmental Defense Fund Launches New ESG Management Tool for Private Equity

In response to growing interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues among leading private equity firms and institutional...

Oct 16, 2012, 09:00 ET

In Lean Times, Top Business and Public Sector Organizations are Using Grad Student Talent to Uncover High-Value Energy Savings

EDF Fellows Find Cost-Saving Opportunities Worth $1 Million on Average; Nearly 200 Satisfied Hosts Include Companies, Cities, Schools and...

Oct 09, 2012, 09:00 ET

Oak Hill Capital Partners and Environmental Defense Fund Demonstrate Financial Benefits of Integrated Environmental Strategies

 Oak Hill Capital Partners (Oak Hill Capital), a leading private equity firm, and the non-profit group Environmental Defense Fund...

Sep 27, 2012, 14:00 ET

New Study in Science Sheds Light on Status of World's Fisheries

Catch Shares and Other Solutions Can Revitalize Fisheries  The magazine Science has published a study that provides new insights into...

Sep 11, 2012, 14:22 ET

Ninth Circuit Upholds West Coast Groundfish Catch Share Program

Decision Affirms that the Program Complies with Federal Magnuson-Stevens Act On September 10th, a federal appeals court unanimously...

Aug 24, 2012, 09:00 ET

Environmental Defense Fund Announces Key Grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies

$6 Million Award to Reduce Impacts Related to Natural Gas Operations  Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced today that it has been...

Jul 03, 2012, 20:05 ET

EPA Action Protects Health and Tourism in Arizona

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is praising a new proposal that would help clear the air and protect public health in Arizona and across the...

Jul 02, 2012, 13:57 ET

Conservation and Wildlife Advocates Throw Support Behind CA Flood Board's Plan

California conservation and wildlife organizations announced today that the Central Valley Flood Protection Board has adopted the Central Valley...

Jun 21, 2012, 15:38 ET

2012 Farm Bill Passes U.S. Senate

Bill Has Significant Impact on the Management of America's Working Lands and Natural Resources The U.S. Senate passed the 2012 Farm Bill...