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Bob Deans
Bob Deans spent 30 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other publications and is a former president of the White House Correspondents' Association. Currently NRDC's associate director of communications, his most recent book is Reckless: The Political Assault on the American Environment.
Stories by Bob Deans
August 28, 2013
Fifty years after his stirring speech, pollution and its link to poverty are among the factors holding back the achievement of Dr. King's dream.
May 22, 2013
Gutting the National Environmental Policy Act will remove the public's voice from the critical dialogue on the environment.
February 21, 2013
President Obama's promise to take action against climate change in his second term couldn't have come at a more pivotal moment.
November 30, 2012
Presidential campaigns can seem to take more than they give, taxing our patience, insulting our intelligence, and generally setting us all on edge through what can sometimes feel like a ceaseless deluge of attacks, denials, obfuscation, and deceit.
August 22, 2012
Four centuries ago, the first Europeans to settle on this continent arrived in wooden ships, guided by the stars and driven by the wind. They were resilient people who put their fears behind them and their faith in the future.
August 6, 2012
Rod Berning remembers the thunderstorms. From the time he was a boy, they gathered dark and powerful in the afternoon, a summertime staple almost as regular as the sunset, and quenched the west Kansas fields his family has... read more >
July 28, 2012
Here in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, it's high season for nature's bounty.While corn fields could use a bit more rain, dairy farmers are laying in a bumper crop of hay. Meadows and fields have run riot with... read more >
July 10, 2012
It’s never been this hot in the United States. Really. We just finished the hottest year on record. For the contiguous United States, the 12 months between July 2011 and the end of June marked the hottest year since record... read more >
June 21, 2012
From the top of the world come troubling new reports this week over the widening impact of climate change. Vast reaches of Arctic sea ice are gone for good, along with huge glacial caps in Greenland. "It is a stunning... read more >
June 1, 2012
The country has entered the summer driving season with gasoline prices gliding surprisingly downward. By late May, Americans were paying an average of $3.71 per gallon for regular, down from this year's $3.94 peak on April 2... read more >
May 1, 2012
With an annual energy bill that tops $19.4 billion, the Defense Department is the largest oil and electricity consumer in the United States.
February 22, 2012
Democrats aren't the only ones alarmed by the GOP's anti-environment blitz in the House.
November 30, 2011
What would be the best way to kill or stall federal regulations that protect public health and the environment, but that rankle industry lobbyists and their political allies? The following, taken from the current... read more >
November 23, 2011
Newly-appointed Commerce Secretary John Bryson is committed to defending public health and a clean environment.