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Putting Climate into the Infrastructure Law

Expert BlogUnited StatesDeron Lovaas
Transportation investments from the bipartisan infrastructure bill could be either a boon for sustainable mobility choices, or a boon for harmful carbon emissions, researchers at Georgetown University said in a new report.

Solving Supply Chain Issues Must Center Health and Workers

Expert BlogUnited StatesHeather Kryczka, Patricio Portillo

Now more than ever, governments must lean into labor laws that protect workers and environmental standards that accelerate the transition to zero-emission freight movement, all to help untangle supply chains and mitigate pollution.

NRDC Experts and Events at COP26

OverviewUnited States, International, Canada, IndiaManish Bapna, Sarah Dougherty, Brendan Guy, Carolina Herrera, Sameer Kwatra, Jennifer Skene, Lisa Speer, Anthony Swift, Charlotte Steiner, Jake Schmidt, Douglass Sims
NRDC joins the United Nations global climate talks to hold global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, drive commitments to green finance, and promote nature-based solutions.

Food Work & COVID: Farmworker Solutions for an Unjust System

Expert BlogUnited StatesMarisa Guerrero, Sara Imperiale, Margaret Brown, Sahana Rao

Farmworkers have long dealt with unsafe working and living conditions, low wages and lack of job security, disparate levels of food insecurity, and vulnerable immigration statuses—a dangerous combination of systemic injustices underpinned by racism in the food system. But as…

Communities to Coal Plants: Clean Up Your Mess Before You Go!

DispatchTennesseeAustyn Gaffney
Distrust in the TVA runs deep in eastern Tennessee, and as the utility shutters two power plants—Bull Run and Kingston—local activists fear it will close up shop without safely containing its leaky pits of toxic sludge and ash.

A Ray of Hope to Bridge the Climate Divide

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra, Charlotte Steiner

The most vulnerable people, including millions in India already battling a deadly COVID-19 pandemic, face the worst impacts of climate change. Climate disasters like the cyclone last month, coming on heels of the year-long pandemic, have exacerbated and laid bare…

Nevada Aims to Plug Vehicles into Renewable Energy

Expert BlogNevadaMax Baumhefner, Dylan Sullivan

Nevada's legislature has passed a bill that would help the state drive on cleaner, cheaper electricity. If signed into law, the policy would speed the approval of transmission lines needed to move low-cost, renewable electricity across the region and would…