Data, Reports & Resources

NRDC is a leader and trusted source in environmental policy and research. 

From reports to issue briefs, we ensure accountability through peer review led by our Science Office, which provides data and scientific analysis that help shape and guide NRDC’s policies and positions. We also offer a range of other resources, such as 101 guides and consumer-focused scorecards to increase access to knowledge about how everyone can be a catalyst for change. 

Flint Water Crisis: Everything You Need to Know

GuideFlintMelissa Denchak
After officials repeatedly dismissed claims that Flint’s water was making people sick, residents took action. Here’s how the lead contamination crisis unfolded—and what we can learn from it.

Greenhouse Effect 101

GuideUnited States, InternationalMelissa Denchak
By increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, we’re amplifying the planet’s natural greenhouse effect and turning up the dial on global warming.

La contaminación del agua: Todo lo que necesitas saber

GuideUnited States, InternationalMelissa Denchak

Nuestros ríos, embalses, lagos y mares se están ahogando en productos químicos, residuos, plásticos y otros contaminantes. A continuación te explicamos por qué y qué puedes hacer para ayudar.

Water Pollution: Everything You Need to Know

GuideUnited States, InternationalMelissa Denchak
Our rivers, reservoirs, lakes, and seas are drowning in chemicals, waste, plastic, and other pollutants. Here’s why―and what you can do to help.

Floraciones de algas nocivas de agua dulce 101

GuideUnited StatesMelissa Denchak, Melanie Sturm
Las floraciones de algas son feas, malolientes y a veces tóxicas y se están convirtiendo en un fenómeno más común en los ecosistemas de agua dulce como los ríos, lagos, estanques y embalses. Ofrecemos un resumen de cómo el exceso…

Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms 101

GuideUnited StatesMelissa Denchak, Melanie Sturm

Ugly, foul-smelling and sometimes toxic, algal blooms are becoming more common in freshwater ecosystems like rivers, lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Here’s a look at how excess algae can impact the environment—and human health.