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Priority Issues

Curbing Global Warming

Climate change is the single biggest environmental and humanitarian crisis of our time. We must act now to spur the adoption of cleaner energy sources at home and abroad. Read More

Creating the Clean Energy Future

America's dependence on fossil fuels threatens our national security and is a major contributor to global warming and toxic air pollution. By investing in renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind and biomass, we can help solve the energy and climate crises. Read More

Reviving the World's Oceans

The world's oceans are on the brink of ecological collapse. We can restore marine vitality by ending overfishing, creating marine protected areas and improving the way we govern our oceans. Read More

Defending Endangered Wildlife and Wild Places

The destruction of our last remaining wildlands means the loss of vast troves of biological diversity, critical regulators of global climate, and irreplaceable sanctuaries. Read More

Protecting Our Health By Preventing Pollution

We must reduce or eliminate the dangerous chemicals in the products we buy, the food we eat and the air we breathe. Read More

Ensuring Safe and Sufficient Water

As we enter the 21st century, swelling demand and changing climate patterns are draining rivers and aquifers as pollution threatens the quality of what remains. Read More

Fostering Sustainable Communities

The choices we make for where and how we live have enormous impacts on our well-being, economy, and natural environment. NRDC develops and advocates sustainable solutions for our communities. Read More

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