We, the colonized of Puerto Rico, declare our inalienable rights to self-determination and survival.

September 30, 2020

The scientific community is starting to confront internal biases that support social stratification, hinder international cooperation, and—sometimes—impair research.

August 27, 2020

Not wanting to buy into the exploitations of racial capitalism, I find freedom in living with less stuff—but more nature, more time, and more joy.

August 11, 2020

Every year, we blithely discard billions of phones, laptops, TVs, and other electronics that can end up poisoning communities around the world.

July 24, 2020

From Jamaica to New Hampshire, a Black activist discusses her wilderness legacy and efforts to create new cultural memories and rituals out on the trail.

July 16, 2020

Most of the country’s Black Lives Matter protests are happening outside of cities—in communities exclusively designed for middle-class whites but increasingly diverse and grappling with policies that foster segregation.

July 09, 2020

The Moving Forward Act could put more than $100 billion into our ailing bus, subway, and train infrastructure—promoting equity and strengthening public safety along the way.

July 02, 2020

Despite job losses and open hostility from the Trump administration, renewables are still poised to lead the way in our country’s recovery.

May 28, 2020

NRDC staff reflect on Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, and their work creating a more compassionate, more inclusive, and more just future.

May 20, 2020

The laborers who harvest our fruits and vegetables are heroes, although they’re rarely treated that way. Now climate change threatens their safety—and our food supply.

May 13, 2020