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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Offshore Drilling 101

GuideAlaska, West, Louisiana, Georgia, North CarolinaShelia Hu
A look into how drilling for oil and gas in the oceans works—and why it’s time to make it history.

Reduce Mercury Pollution

OverviewUnited States, China, InternationalMarilyn Kunce, Susan Egan Keane, David Lennett
NRDC is working with global coalitions and innovative programs to reduce the use and trade of mercury and slash emissions of the toxic metal into our air and water.

Reduce China’s Coal and Oil Use

Issue BriefChinaAlvin Lin, Barbara Finamore
NRDC is helping the country reduce its fossil fuel consumption, boost energy efficiency, and accelerate the shift to clean, renewable energy.

Supporting China’s Green Transformation

OverviewChinaAlvin Lin, JingJing Qian

NRDC is working with local and international partners to help reduce pollution, increase energy efficiency and clean energy, and strengthen environmental governance. 

Energy-Burdened Communities Tool

MapLos Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, New Orleans, Birmingham, Atlanta, Memphis, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City (Kansas), Chicago, Milwaukee, Flint, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Richmond (Virginia), Greensboro

Energy burden has disproportionately impacted low-income communities of color for decades. NRDC is actively working to bring justice to these communities through this mapping tool.

States Benefit from Clean Energy and Environmental Programs

Fact SheetUnited States, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania
Trump’s budget would slash many of the most important clean energy and environmental programs to the detriment of all.

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Issue BriefUnited States, International, Brazil, Canada, China, India, MexicoHan Chen
While the Paris Agreement does not “solve” climate change, it is a critical inflection point that brings us much closer to a safer climate trajectory and creates an ambitious path forward for decades to come.

Global Solutions to Global Warming

Issue paperUnited States, ChinaJake Schmidt, Barbara Finamore, JingJing Qian, Alvin Lin
Recommendations for leaders and policymakers in the United States and China

The Prevention and Control of Shipping and Port Emissions in China

ReportChinaBarbara Finamore
China is home to seven of the world's ten busiest container ports. About 26 percent of the world's containers pass through the top ten Chinese ports every year. Every ship and truck brings pollution along with its cargo, and China…