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Considering Health and Energy Efficiency Together: A Pilot

Expert BlogLos Angeles, CaliforniaOlivia Walker, Dr. Veena Singla
As California continues to ramp up its efforts to support building retrofits targeting energy efficiency, decarbonization, and electrification, other housing issues regarding health and safety have also become more apparent. While existing and emerging energy retrofit programs present an opportunity…

Why Do Water Bills Vary So Wildly?

Expert BlogUnited States, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, New HampshireLarry Levine

A new study holds lessons for water affordability 

Now Is the Time to Go All In on California Water Reuse

Expert BlogUnited States, CaliforniaDr. Mark Gold
The state now has the country’s most robust, comprehensive water reuse regulations—and it must commit to investing in water reuse facilities for a more climate-resilient future.

Colorado Climate Progress: 2023 Year in Review

Expert BlogColoradoAlana Miller

This past year saw continued climate action, with important policies that will reduce carbon emissions and air pollution while improving quality of life.

California Misses Opportunity to Protect Kids from Lead in Water

Expert BlogCaliforniaAngela Guyadeen, Corinne Bell
California Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent veto of AB 249 means the state will not take action to protect kids from lead in their drinking water while attending school. Timing of veto is troubling given alarming data that one in four…

Farm-to-Glass Supports Organic Farming

Expert BlogWashington, D.C., Ohio, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Michigan, Maine, CaliforniaAllison Johnson

Cheers! NRDC and our partners toasted a good cause on Capitol Hill: growing organic!

CA’s Transformative Food & Farm Campaign Will Continue in 2024

Expert BlogCaliforniaArohi Sharma, Lena Brook
The California Legislature adjourned in September, officially turning the Food & Farm Resilience Coalition's climate bond campaign into a two-year effort. The bill proposes $3.65 billion for infrastructure that would reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions while bringing healthier food options…

America’s Failing Drinking Water System

ExplainerUnited States, Buffalo, Houston, Puerto Rico, California, FlintNicole Greenfield

First, Flint, Michigan; then, Jackson, Mississippi. Communities around the country wonder if their water quality problems will lead to the next national crisis.