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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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Selling the World’s Forests

ReportUnited States, InternationalAshley Jordan

For retailers, selling the world’s forests is risky business.

Food Waste 101

GuideUnited StatesShelia Hu
An overview of why we throw away so much food, how it impacts people and the planet, and what we can do to waste less.

Cleaner Cars, Fatter Wallets

Issue BriefUnited StatesLuke Tonachel

The current U.S. clean vehicles policy package will deliver climate, health, and economic benefits for all.

Neonics: The Toxic Truth

Fact SheetUnited States, Minnesota, Michigan, California, ColoradoAllison Johnson, Daniel Raichel, Lucas Rhoads, Lena Freij

Pesticides kill bees, pollute water, and threaten our health.

Scientists Sign-on Letter re: Blake Plateau (PDF)

Letters
This is a science sign-on letter by independent academic scientists urging the Biden administration to consider robust long-term protections for the Blake Plateau off the Southeast coast of the United States.

Blake Plateau Conservation - Organizational Letter (PDF)

Letters
In a letter to President Biden, NRDC and more than 40 other ocean conservation and environmental justice groups urged action to secure effective and durable protections for a network of important ecological areas in the federal waters on the Blake...