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NRDC has worked to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.
We combine the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and advocates with the power of more than three million members and online activists to confront our planet's most pressing problems.
A Summer of No Sanctuary
Climate change has some paying a price they can't afford, for a crisis they didn’t cause.
Demand Climate Action
Let's build a brighter, healthier, more just future together.
Jackson Water Crisis Highlights Race, Disinvestment & Poor Oversight
Jackson, Mississippi’s water crisis highlights three widespread problems. The new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law could help, but must be implemented right by states and EPA.
Global Climate and Biodiversity Priorities to Close 2022
World leaders are gathering to kick off the 77th United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week, where stakeholders of all types raise awareness of the need to fight global warming.
What You Need to Know About Sackett v. EPA
The upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case is nothing less than a judgment on the Clean Water Act itself.
U.S. International Leadership Still Needed after Climate Bill
The Inflation Reduction Act has proven that the United States has the potential to lead on climate. But further actions are needed if the country is to deliver the global transformations necessary to tackle the climate crisis.
The Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling, Explained
What the West Virginia v. EPA decision means for the agency, climate action, and the future of federal protections.
NRDC’s Top 5 Actions to Safeguard Our Ocean
Despite such incalculable value (or maybe because of it), our ocean is at risk.
It's Time to Recover Wolves Nationally
A judge has ruled that the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service once again violated the Endangered Species Act when removing protections from wolves nationally.
Building a Better Future
We focus on fundamental issues in order to protect the natural systems on which all life depends.
To protect future generations, we work to cut carbon pollution and expand clean energy.
NRDC works with local partners to help create strong, just, and resilient communities.
Expanding clean energy protects our health, air, climate, and last wild places.
Choosing what we eat has a huge impact on our health and our environment.
NRDC strives to rid our food, air, water, and household products from toxic chemicals.
NRDC works to protect our world's oceans from pollution and exploitation.
Clean water sustains our communities, economies, ecosystems, and health.
Unspoiled wilderness protects our watersheds, cleans air, and shelters diverse species.
A Legacy of Impact
NRDC has helped pass our nation's bedrock environmental laws, ensured those laws are enforced, and held polluters accountable. We’ve got 50 years of wins to show for it.
Whether in California or Chicago, India or Canada, we help protect communities around the world using decades of legal, scientific, and policy expertise.
Reflections of a Chicago Community Organizer: Water Justice and the Need to Act Now
During a trip to a water conference, an environmental justice activist considers what it takes to support his community without letting go of the importance of healing.
American Cities Climate Challenge: A Look Back at Transportation
The Climate Challenge demonstrated just how much progress cities can make when they dedicate time and attention to deliver on their climate and equity commitments in partnership with non-governmental stakeholders.
Midwest Heat Waves May Cook Crops—and Fry Harvests
Climate change–induced temperature extremes could wilt corn and soybean yields, potentially causing ripples to food supplies across the world.
Cincinnati Signs the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
The city recently joined the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) to reduce food waste and create a more sustainable food system.
Colorado Proposes Shift from Highway Expansion to Transit
In what would be a win for climate, equity, and all Coloradans, the Colorado Department of Transportation has proposed canceling two highway widening projects in the Denver region and reallocating resources to transit.
Addressing Benton Harbor’s Lead Water Crisis Took a Village—and Years
As in Flint, Michigan, severe lead contamination in Benton Harbor illustrates the obstacles environmental justice communities face, and why the fight for stronger federal protections continues.
NRDC in Action
Mount Vernon: Where Environmental Injustice Became a Sewage Nightmare
For decades, residents of this majority-Black suburb of New York City have been dealing with a noxious infrastructure crisis with little recourse. Finally, they’re getting some relief.
Groups Urge EPA to Finalize Protections for Bristol Bay
More than 120 local, state, national, and international organizations sent EPA a letter urging the agency to protect the indigenous communities and world-class fishery of Alaska’s Bristol Bay.