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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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...

2024 California Voter Support for Offshore Wind - Survey (PDF)

Polling
This assessment of findings from a survey of 629 California voters shows support for offshore wind energy generation. The results show that Californians broadly support the state’s 100% renewable energy goals – more specifically, they favor expanding offshore wind.

Sea Level Rise 101

GuideUnited States, InternationalCaroline Craig, Brian Palmer

The causes and effects of this undeniable consequence of climate change—and how communities can respond.

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.

Liquefied Natural Gas 101

GuideUnited States, InternationalBrian Palmer
What is it? Why is it? And what does it mean for the climate?

Incorporating Climate Impacts into NRDC-NEMS - Report (PDF)

Report
The National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) is an energy-economic model of U.S. energy markets that is accepted as a standard for evaluating the effects of energy policy. NRDC's assessment for enhancing NEMS to better reflect climate change begins with identifying...

Stories from the Frontlines of Global LNG Build-Out at COP28

OverviewInternational, United StatesMima Holt, Jamie Lee

NRDC invited key local partners from developing regions and grassroots leaders together to underscore the significant climate, health, and equity impacts of LNG infrastructure expansion. 

Comment Letter for Office of Management and Budget on FIO Data Call

Comments
In a letter to the Office of Management and Budget, NRDC is urging the the approval of the Federal Insurance Office's Proposed Data Call to procure data from US-based insurance companies in order to understand the protection gaps that currently...

Climate Adaptation 101

GuideUnited StatesSimone Scully, Jenny Shalant
As the effects of climate change intensify, the need to prepare communities, minimize harm, and plan for future impacts has never been clearer.