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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…

Our Forests Aren't Fuel

OverviewInternational, United States, Virginia, North Carolina, East
When companies cut down and burn trees to make electricity, the result is increased climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions, devastated ecosystems, and displaced wildlife.

Food Scrap Recycling Landscape Assessment Guide

Our assessment offers guidelines for cities to identify current capacity, key stakeholder feedback on the needs, opportunities, and barriers related to expanding food scrap recycling.

Día de la Tierra: ¿Qué tan "verdes" son los países de América Latina?

Expert BlogCarolina Herrera
Costa Rica, known worldwide for its environmental stewardship, is the region’s greenest nation. Surprisingly, some nations that have experienced political turmoil recently, such as Venezuela and Bolivia, are near the top of the list globally when it comes to protection…

New WHO Guideline Offers Hope in Curbing Antibiotics

Expert BlogDavid Wallinga, MD
In the battle to keep antibiotics working, the World Health Organization (WHO) came out with new recommendations today for farmers and the food industry: Stop using our most precious antibiotics routinely for promoting growth and preventing disease in healthy animals.

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.