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July 2011, Volume 1
Testing the Waters
Testing the Waters

If you're a swimmer or just enjoy lazing on the sand, do yourself a favor and find out how clean your favorite beach is. According to NRDC’s 21st annual beachwater quality report, beach closings and advisories totaled more than 24,000 days last year. That’s the second highest number in the 20+ years that NRDC has put out this report. Check out water quality at America's 200 most popular beaches.

Testing the Waters.

Find out how to stay healthy and preserve beaches.

Smarter LivingHeat
Can't take the Heat?
You're not alone: High temperatures and rising air pollution put dangerous stress on our bodies. Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones this summer.
An American Beauty
Louisiana's marshes are a natural treasure, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. In association with NRDC, Roshini Thinakaran, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, investigates this unique ecosystem and examines what losing it means for us. Watch An American
Beauty
.

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Tell Congress not to repeal light bulb efficiency standards that save money and energy.

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Practicing Safe Sun

Choose a sunscreen that will keep you safe with fewer potentially harmful chemicals.

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Bobby McEnaney Bobby McEnaney, Land Policy Analyst
Yellowstone River Damaged by Exxon Pipeline Oil Spill -- Exxon's History in Montana Continues Its Abysmal Path

"While everyone is holding their collective breath, hoping that future developments do not worsen regarding the news that an Exxon pipeline carrying oil crude broke in the middle of the Yellowstone River outside of Billings Montana releasing thousands of gallons of crude into the river, industry's record for safeguarding oil and gas pipelines in the state of Montana -- and Exxon specifically -- is dismal."

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