Reports and publications

  • A new report provides the most comprehensive dataset ever collected about on-farm nitrogen management practices in North Carolina to identify fertilizer solutions that increase operational resilience, and improve economic and environmental outcomes.

  • The Great Climate Race

    Type: Podcast

    Date: April 17, 2019

    Learn about the growing signs of climate change, its adverse impacts, and what EDF and others are doing in response.

  • Pathways for Alternative Compliance

    Type: Report

    Date: April 4, 2019

    A regulatory framework that encourages innovation takes advantage of the fact that technology makes it faster and cheaper to understand the world, and creative methods using these new technologies can enable better detection, mitigation, and monitoring to reduce waste and protect the environment.

  • After years of hard work and difficult negotiations, a historic seven-state agreement to conserve Colorado River water is facing its last hurdle: Congress.

  • Reimagining Puerto Rico’s energy future

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: March 21, 2019

    The business, investor and nonprofit sectors can support local communities’ resolve by sharing their experience in other parts of the world to reimagine Puerto Rico’s energy future.

  • Managing the Transition

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: March 14, 2019

    To cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, California agencies, municipalities and some utilities are rethinking the role of natural gas within the state’s energy system.  This includes new policies and approaches to use more electric options in homes and businesses, and to reduce the use of natural gas in power plants.  Succeeding in this endeavor will reduce reliance on the gas system, which could result in existing gas infrastructure becoming “stranded”. This carries important financial and political implications that, if not managed effectively, could complicate the state’s efforts to combat climate change.  This framework provides guidance on how policymakers can address the transition away from gas.   

  • Managing the Transition

    Type: Report

    Date: March 14, 2019

    To cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, California agencies, municipalities and some utilities are rethinking the role of natural gas within the state’s energy system. This includes new policies and approaches to use more electric options in homes and businesses, and to reduce the use of natural gas in power plants. Succeeding in this endeavor will reduce reliance on the gas system, which could result in existing gas infrastructure becoming “stranded”. This carries important financial and political implications that, if not managed effectively, could complicate the state’s efforts to combat climate change.  This framework provides guidance on how policymakers can address the transition away from gas.   

  • An open letter from EDF, Audubon California to California’s water agencies on moving forward on the Colorado River Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan.

  • Reactivating Our Floodplains

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: March 6, 2019

    A two-page document by EDF and numerous partners on how the Sacramento Valley is fertile ground for developing a new path forward for holistic water management that reactivates the floodplain to result in multiple benefits for farmers and wildlife.

  • Smart Boats and Networked Fisheries

    Type: Report

    Date: March 5, 2019

    New technologies cannot themselves fix the fisheries crisis that we face. But they do open an unprecedented window of opportunity to dramatically broaden access to the fishery management approaches that have been proven to work.