The United Nations Environment, alongside NRDC and Philips Lighting, announced a powerful new initiative to help emerging and developing economies establish a set of minimum energy efficiency standards and accelerate the transition to LEDs.
The plan will help emerging and developing economies save ... View More
Lead levels in Newark, NJ’s drinking water are among the highest recorded by a large U.S. water system in recent years. Until recently, officials refused to disclose where the highest levels are occurring. Newark residents have a right to know the full scope of the crisis. NRDC’s Sara Imperiale ... View More
Global populations of endangered fin whales have declined 70 percent in three generations. And yet, Iceland will go against an international whaling ban and allow the company Hvalur Hf to hunt more than 200 fin whales this summer. Tell Iceland’s president that he needs to observe international law... View More
"We cannot let Secretary Zinke add one of the oldest and most important laws for birds to his list of anti-environmental giveaways. And especially when we’re already fighting to protect birds from threats like habitat loss and climate change." - NRDC's Katie Umekubo View More
How bad is lost fishing gear for wildlife? A new report estimates that around 700,000 tons of fishing gear area abandoned in the oceans each year.
Now the good news: We can curb this. Act Now: http://on.nrdc.org/2yigXeS View More
Scott Pruitt wants to grant himself the power to censor science. He aims to do so by forcing the EPA to use only scientific studies with publicly available raw data, this would severely limit the research that his agency can draw from to make its policy decisions.
Enough is enough: It’s time to #... View More
“The federal EPA had reanalyzed the safety of [chlorpyrifos] and found the food uses were not safe and were putting in motion the process to get it out of the food supply. The administration changed and Pruitt reversed that process, and now we’re scrambling to fight to fulfill what should have b... View More
According to a new study, burning trees to produce electricity converting a coal plant to a biomass plant isn’t just bad for the planet, it’s bad for consumers too. In fact, consumers pay twice as much for electricity from cutting down trees forests as from clean energy. NRDC’s Sami Yassa expl View More