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Position Statement on Solar Radiation Management (PDF)

Solar Radiation Management (SRM) is a controversial concept intended to address the symptoms of climate disruption (but not the causes). SRM would involve injecting particles in the stratosphere to prevent a small fraction of sunlight from reaching the earth’s surface...

NRDC/EEI Joint Statement to State Utility Regulators (PDF)

A joint statement by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Edison Electric Institute, including recommendations to advance clean energy, presented to the winter meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14, 2018.

Joint NGO 30x30 Oceans Statement (PDF)

Joint statement made to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity governments, calling for support and financial commitments to protect and conserve 30% of the global ocean.

Losing Ground: Severe Repetitive Flooding in the United States

MapUnited StatesAnna Weber
There are many ways that repeatedly flooded homes can be made safer from flooding, but the federal government’s efforts are not keeping pace with increasing flood risk. The result is a steadily growing number of properties that flood over and…

Petition to Revoke All Tolerances for Neonic Insecticides on Food (PDF)

NRDC submitted this petition to demand that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revoke tolerances for neonicotinoid insecticides (“neonics”) on food, which would eliminate major sources of public exposure to these neurotoxic chemicals. NRDC presents research showing that current levels of...

Gulf of Maine Lobster Fishery MSC Notice of Objection (PDF)

NRDC, Animal Welfare Institute, and Defenders of Wildlife objected to a determination that the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery should be recertified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainability standard, on the grounds that the fishery threatens the critically endangered...

Millions Served by Water Systems Detecting Lead

MapUnited StatesKristi Pullen Fedinick
An analysis by NRDC of the most recent EPA data shows that between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2020, 186 million people in the United States—a staggering 56 percent of the U.S. population—drank water from drinking water systems detecting…