News & Commentary

Meet the activists and NRDC staff propelling change, read our expert analysis, and learn about the latest challenges and solutions to advancing a healthier, more sustainable, and equitable world.

Latest News

Stay on top of the latest research, policy updates, publication releases, and environmental news. 

Explainer

Get a breakdown of complex climate, public health, nature, and equity topics to inform your activism.

Dispatch

Read about activists tackling climate justice and other environmental causes in their communities and beyond.

Perspectives

Discover intersectional viewpoints from activists and artists on the environmental issues of the moment.

NRDC in Action

Find out how NRDC protects people and the planet by learning about some of our key fights.

Expert Blogs

Hear from our policy advocates, scientists, and litigators about the challenges and solutions for building a healthier and more just world.

Viewing 1 - 20 of 7260

10 Things I Hate About You (House Majority Farm Bill)

Expert BlogUnited StatesRebecca Riley

From undermining historic climate funding to compromising food security and weakening species protections, NRDC’s analysis lays out the worst of the worst that this Farm Bill has to offer.

Weaker Building Codes in North Carolina's Future.

Expert BlogNorth CarolinaRob Moore
North Carolina already has some of the weakest building codes in the nation when it comes to protecting people from hazards and disasters, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Division of Building Sciences. But the state’s legislature is determined…

Senate Farm Bill Proposal's Key Crop Insurance Provisions

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Lara Bryant
The House and Senate Agriculture Committees recently released separate proposals for the five-year reauthorization of the Farm Bill, which expires in September of 2024. Federal crop insurance is funded through the Farm Bill, which presents an opportunity to strengthen this…

CTC Lets Flawed Yolo 80 Project Cut the Line

Expert BlogCalifornia, SacramentoCarter Rubin

CTC's $105M highway widening grant shows it has lost the plot when it comes to following Governor Newsom’s and the Legislature’s stated climate directives.

Mountain Valley Ruptures, Yet Claims It's Gas Ready

Expert BlogVirginia, West Virginia, North CarolinaGillian Giannetti, Amy Mall

On May 1, Mountain Valley suffered a major rupture during safety testing. But it still wants to start flowing gas next week.

Accurate Flood Maps are Essential for Climate Adaptation

Expert BlogUnited StatesRob Moore
FEMA received three recommendations from an advisory panel that would greatly improve the reliability of its flood maps and put an end to the practice of fill and build – if the recommendations are implemented.

Unveiling Big Oil's Campaign of Lies

Expert BlogUnited States, Washington, D.C.Zanagee Artis

An explosive hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget has unveiled more details of Big Oil’s campaign to block climate action.

Colorado Legislative Roundup: 2024

Expert BlogColoradoAlana Miller

This legislative session, Colorado once again solidified its place as a climate leader by taking on new and innovative approaches to reduce emissions and protect the environment.

Bill Passes to Power Up Colorado

Expert BlogColoradoMax Baumhefner, Alana Miller

Senate Bill 218 passes to ensure Colorado’s utilities meet growing customer demand for electric cars, trucks, homes, and appliances.