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State-Based Food Waste Policy Gap Analysis and Inventory Reports

ReportMaryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, ColoradoDarby Hoover, Yvette Cabrera
Food waste costs the US $408 billion each year. Producing food that we do not consume swallows up roughly 18 percent of America’s cropland and 14 percent of our fresh water, and generates about 270 million metric tons CO2 equivalent…

Complaint Challenging NEPA Review for Lease Sale 258 (PDF)

Legal filings
Complaint filed by NRDC and partner organizations challenging the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Lease Sale 258 in Cook Inlet, Alaska. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), threatening the...

What Are the Solutions to Climate Change?

GuideUnited States, InternationalJeff Turrentine
Some solutions are big and will require billions in investment. Some are small and free. All are achievable.

Joint Comments in Response to EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund RFI (PDF)

Comments
Written comments submitted by a small group of experts with deep experience in developing and advising on the green bank model; designing and implementing national and local financing programs; and building and operating financial institutions, programs, and initiatives focused on...

NRDC Experts and Events at COP27

OverviewInternational, Canada, India, United StatesManish Bapna, Amanda Maxwell, Brendan Guy, Carolina Herrera, Joe Thwaites, Shruti Shukla, Sameer Kwatra, Anthony Swift, Khalil Shahyd, Lisa Speer, Jennifer Skene, Nan Zeng, Jake Schmidt, Douglass Sims, Marissa Ramirez, Prima Madan
Analysis and events focusing on the concrete steps we need to cut global emissions in half in this decisive decade, and to adapt to the mounting climate change impacts we can no longer avoid.