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The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth - its people,
its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Short answer: Yes. Even a seemingly slight average temperature rise is enough to cause a dramatic transformation of our planet.
How do we define and measure biodiversity—and just why is it so important?
Our rivers, reservoirs, lakes, and seas are drowning in chemicals, waste, plastic, and other pollutants. Here’s why―and what you can do to help.
How a single pipeline project became the epicenter of an enormous environmental, public health, and civil rights battle.
The U.N. report warns that dire impacts from climate change will arrive sooner than many expected. Here’s why we need to follow the report’s advice, and why every ton of emissions reductions can make a difference.
How it works, how safe it is, and, ultimately, how its costs outweigh its benefits.
What is it? Why is it? And what does it mean for the climate?
NRDC interviewed more than 100 farmers and ranchers who are building healthy soil and growing climate-resilient communities across the country. This guide incorporates much of what we learned.
An overview of gas, pollution, and climate change.
The lowdown on the earth’s central environmental threat.
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