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. 

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Tapping the Power of Wetlands to Secure a Thriving Planet

Issue BriefUnited StatesKate Poole
Even though wetlands cover only about 5 percent of the land in the coterminous United States, they support nearly half of all species federally listed as threatened or endangered, harbor more than 30 percent of plant species, and provide essential…

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.

Biodiversity 101

GuideInternational, United StatesCourtney Lindwall

How do we define and measure biodiversity—and just why is it so important?

Dirty Water Rule Case Documents

Legal filingsUnited States
These are some of the documents associated with District of Massachusetts: Conservation Law Foundation et al. v. EPA et al.—our case against the Dirty Water Rule.

Water Webinars 2020: Sharing Experiences Across the Americas

OverviewChile, Mexico, United States, CaliforniaAmanda Maxwell, Ed Osann, Tracy Quinn, Corinne Bell, Becky Hammer, Claire O'Connor, Joan Leary Matthews
NRDC and local partners are organizing a series of webinars about ensuring that more people and ecosystems are able to access clean water.

Industrial Agriculture 101

GuideUnited StatesNRDC

Giant farms—whether growing crops or animals—often rely heavily on chemicals and produce waste that pollutes the water and air. As a result, the system we’ve designed to feed the planet also takes a serious toll on its health.

Guide to Building Healthy Soil

Issue BriefNorth Dakota, Montana, Idaho, United StatesArohi Sharma
As farmers prepare for the future, they cannot overlook the importance of soil health.

Clean Water Rule Case Documents

Legal filingsUnited States
Browse some of the documents associated with our efforts to protect the Clean Water Rule.

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…