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NRDC and the International Trade in Wildlife (PDF)

The diversity of plant and animal species across our global commons is deeply connected to the health and sustainability of communities and wildlife around the world. Maintaining a broad variety of wildlife provides enormous ecological, cultural, economic, and aesthetic value...

Background on 2:1 Lawsuit (PDF)

Answers to questions about lawsuit filed by NRDC and partners on February 8, 2017 challenging President Trump's January 30 executive order.

Environmental Threat List (PDF)

A list containing many of the programs, policies, and initiatives under threat by the Trump administration. Updated February 27, 2017.

Clean by Design 2018 Mill Overview (PDF)

Clean by Design (CBD) is a green supply chain efficiency program which calls upon multinational apparel retailers and fashion brands reduce the environmental impacts of their factories abroad.

Flyer Urging Trader Joe's To Be A Fearless Leader (PDF)

Flyer urging Trader Joe's to lead the way for all responsible grocers by selling only meat raised without antibiotics, and help stop the spread of deadly, antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ in humans.

Halogenated Fire Retardants (HFRs) in Healthcare - Slideshow (PDF)

This slideshow, by Sarah Janssen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council, examines the use of halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) in health care along with the potential routes of exposure to the chemicals and the associated health risks...

Litigation at NRDC - Brochure (PDF)

NRDC opened its doors in 1970 as America’s first litigation-focused nonprofit dedicated to making dirty industries clean up their pollution. Since then, our attorneys have led the battle to protect America’s air, land, water, and wildlife.

Proposed Tar Sands Transport Routes - Map (PDF)

Issue paper
Tar sands oil is one of the most carbon-intensive fuels in the world, and its production is especially destructive to the local environment in Northern Alberta, Canada. In 2015, President Obama rejected TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which...