International Issues

Opposing Destructive Hydroelectric Dams in Patagonia and Promoting Sustainable Energy in Chile

Chile has unparalleled potential for renewable energy and energy efficiency, solutions that are more sustainable, less destructive, and more stable than the large hydro-electric and coal power sources that currently dominate Chile's energy industry. (Photo Credit: Bridget Besaw) Read more »

NRDC's India Initiative on Climate Change and Clean Energy

NRDC's India Initiative on Climate Change and Clean Energy

India is emerging both as an economic powerhouse and a global environmental leader. As India's economy charges ahead, the country needs to produce more energy to provide a better life for its people. (Photo Credit: Dan Bergstrom) Read more »

Tar Sands: Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel

Big Oil wants to turn Canada's boreal forests into America's gas tank, despoiling one of the world's last remaining intact ecosystems. Read more »

Bringing Safe Water to the World

Bringing Safe Water to the World

What's the world's biggest health risk? Dirty water. It kills 6,000 children every day. But environmental stewardship can help eliminate it. (Photo Credit: ) Read more »

The Rio+20 Earth Summit

The Rio+20 Earth Summit

Two decades after the first UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, we're still waiting for action to address climate change and sustainability issues. NRDC will be taking an active role at the 2012 Rio+20 Summit. Explore here and check back frequently for updates on how we can work together to address the sustainability and climate crises facing our world. Read more »

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