Reports and publications

  • Spring 2019: Power in the prairie

    Type: Solutions newsletter

    Date: May 1, 2019

    America’s prairie once supported an abundance of wildlife. Then it became the world’s breadbasket. EDF is helping restoring the balance between agriculture and the environment.

  • 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.

  • How smart congestion pricing will benefit New Yorkers

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: April 9, 2019

    Why congestion pricing will benefit New York residents—an interview with economist Juan Pablo Montero

  • 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.

  • Environmental Defense Fund’s Lindsay McCormick discusses a pilot project to test for and remediate sources of lead in water at child care facilities.

  • 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.

  • To combat climate change we must bring every bit of our nation’s entrepreneurial creativity and scientific excellence to bear.

  • 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.