EDF scientist Elena Craft set out with a handheld pollution monitor after Hurricane Harvey damaged a Houston refinery. She helped pinpoint an invisible, toxic plume.
EDF scientist Elena Craft set out with a handheld pollution monitor after Hurricane Harvey damaged a Houston refinery. She helped pinpoint an invisible, toxic flume.

Science

EDF was founded by scientists more than 50 years ago. Whether mapping climate pollution from space or cutting air pollution on the ground, science drives all we do.

It takes rigorous science to protect people and the planet. Our groundbreaking studies put the powerful climate pollutant methane on the international agenda — and we’re the only environmental organization building a satellite to map, measure and reduce it.

Our experts

We bring wide-ranging perspectives and skills to our scientific work. Meet some of the people who make it happen.

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Partner perspective

Scientists don’t always understand how to get people to act on their data. That’s where EDF has proven to be superb.

Daniel McCleese

Chair, MethaneSAT Science Advisory Group

Media contact

Anne Marie Borrego

(202) 572-3508 (office)