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Community Clean Mobility Programs Under ACC II

Fact SheetUnited States, New JerseyYeh-Tang Huang, Kathy Harris

Best practices for designing community-based clean mobility programs under the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, in New Jersey and beyond

Jackson Water Crisis

Fact SheetMississippi, JacksonSarah Tallman, Kimberly Leefatt
The drinking water system in Jackson, Mississippi, has suffered from serious safety and reliability problems for decades. Despite recent attention from federal officials, including a lawsuit filed against the city of Jackson in late 2022, the water system’s problems have…

The EPA’s Power Plant Carbon Rules Can Be Built to Last

Issue BriefUnited StatesLissa Lynch, David Doniger

The EPA has a firm legal basis for strong power sector standards that will accelerate the sector’s ongoing reduction of carbon pollution and help meet the urgent threat of climate change

Race to 100% Clean

OverviewUnited StatesSophia Ptacek, Amanda Levin
U.S. states, municipalities, utilities, and corporations have made significant progress toward a fossil-free future by advancing energy efficiency and clean energy. In fact, 1 in 3 people in the United States now live in a state or city transitioning to…

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.

Ocean Acidification Hot Spots

OverviewUnited States, International
Ocean acidification, in which atmospheric carbon dioxide dissolves in seawater and creates an acid, poses a serious threat to the web of life underwater.

Encourage Climate-Resilient Communities

OverviewInternational, United StatesDr. Vijay Limaye, Dr. Kim Knowlton
Not everyone realizes that the events fueled by climate change are causing health problems, so we connect the dots and encourage governments to take action.

Revolution Now

OverviewUnited States
Clean, low-cost energy is transforming the U.S. economy.

Losing Ground: Flood Data Visualization Tool

MapUnited States
The federal government’s efforts to reduce repeated flooding are not keeping pace with current risk—let alone the increasing risk posed by sea level rise, increased severe weather, and other climate change impacts.

Climate Change Threatens Health

OverviewUnited States, InternationalDr. Kim Knowlton
Climate change is one of the most serious public health threats facing the nation, but few people are aware of how it can affect them. Children, the elderly, and communities living in poverty are among the most vulnerable.

Stop Overfishing and Restore Fisheries

OverviewUnited StatesMolly Masterton, Sarah Chasis, Brad Sewell, Dr. Lisa Suatoni
NRDC works to end overfishing, rebuild depleted fisheries, and promote the long-term sustainability of fisheries through firm catch limits based on scientific evidence.

Climate Change and Health: Extreme Heat

MapUnited StatesDr. Kim Knowlton
Climate change threatens our health by warming the planet, exposing us to a range of heat-related illnesses. About two-thirds of Americans—nearly 210 million—live in areas with a greater-than-expected number of dangerous extreme heat days, new NRDC analysis finds.