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The Indian State of Telangana's Cool Roofs Policy - Factsheet (PDF)

Fact Sheet
This factsheet provides an overview on the Indian state of Telangana's groundbreaking Cool Roof Policy that was launched in 2023. This government policy helps people cope with indoor extreme heat risks, lower household energy burdens from air conditioning, and reduce...

Offshore Drilling: Putting the Nation’s Coastline at Risk

Fact SheetUnited States, East, WestJacob Eisenberg, Alexandra Adams
We must protect our coasts and push for clean, renewable and efficient energy that will protect our lifegiving oceans, the communities that rely on them, and our climate by helping us transition off oil.

Offshore Oil Revenue: A Bad Deal for Virginia

Fact SheetUnited States, VirginiaJacob Eisenberg
Offshore oil and gas drilling is an inherently dirty, dangerous business that can cause oil spills along with air and water pollution—all of which would threaten the $2.7 billion generated annually in the state by industries that rely on clean…

Transforming Local Policies to Achieve Environmental Justice

Fact SheetUnited StatesMeleah Geertsma
Across the country, low income communities and communities of color experience disproportionate burdens from environmental hazards, unhealthy land uses, historical traumas, and other sociodemographic stressors. However, community advocates and their allies are fighting back by transforming zoning and local land-use…

A Holistic Approach to Reducing Food Waste

Fact SheetUnited StatesElizabeth Balkan
Through public awareness campaigns, partnerships with local cities, and federal advocacy, NRDC leads the way when it comes to reducing food waste.

The EPA Should Strengthen Its Radiation Protection Standards

Fact SheetUnited StatesDr. Bemnet Alemayehu
The risks from man-made radiation-producing devices have heightened awareness that radioactive materials have to be evaluated and managed to protect the public from the harmful effects of radiation.

Protect Our Children: The EPA Must Finalize the Ban of Chlorpyrifos

Fact SheetUnited StatesMiriam Rotkin-Ellman, Dr. Jennifer Sass, Mae Wu, Dr. Veena Singla
Widespread use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in agriculture threatens farming communities, contaminates drinking water, and leaves toxic residues on fruits and vegetables. To protect families, the EPA must move forward and finalize its proposed ban.

Tackling Food Waste, Nashville-Style

Fact SheetUnited States, Tennessee, Nashville
In 2015, NRDC launched the Nashville Food Waste Initiative (NFWI) to develop high-impact policies, strategies, and practical tools to address food waste at the city level.

Climate-Healthy Menus

Fact SheetUnited StatesSasha Stashwick, Sujatha Bergen, Valerie Baron
More plants and less red meat for healthier people and planet.