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Simple and Inexpensive Actions Could Reduce Global Warming Emissions by One BIllion Tons

The United States is the world’s second-largest emitter of global warming pollution, currently pumping approximately 7 billion tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere every year. If Americans adopted a series of simple and inexpensive emissions-reducing measures in the areas of transportation, household energy consumption, diet, and waste over the next ten years, the U.S. could avoid 1 billion tons of emissions in 2020 and save money.

Simple Steps: Nursery Checklist

Making sure you have all the essential equipment your baby will need can be daunting. We've put together this checklist to make it easier for you to create a safe and healthy nursery for your new family.

NRDC Green Paws: Your Pocket Guide to Safer Flea & Tick Treatments

Flea and tick treatments may contain toxic chemicals that can poison pets and harm people. Use our pocket guide to safer flea and tick treatments to be sure your choices are best for you and your pet.

Shopper's Guide to Home Tissue Products

Ancient and other endangered forests are being destroyed to make toilet paper, facial tissues and other disposable paper products. But you can help halt the destruction by making smart shopping decisions. Use this guide to find out what tissue products to buy and which to avoid.

Mercury in Fish Wallet Guide

Eating fish is good, yes. But some fish is high in mercury, a chemical that can cause serious health problems, especially for children and pregnant women. Take this card with you when shop or when you are in a restaurant, so you can make healthy choices for you and your family.

Safe Sushi Wallet Guide

Sushi lovers, be advised. Many of the fish used to make sushi are high in mercury, a neurotoxin that is dangerous especially if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Use this Safe Sushi guide to help you identify the fish that is lowest in mercury.

Five Steps to Staying Healthy and Safe this Summer

Barton Springs, Austin, TexasFrom sunscreen to water quality, here's what you need to know to stay safe and have fun this summer.

BPA in Plastics

Recent news that some baby bottles and water bottles contain a harmful chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) sparked alot of question. Use this factsheet to learn more about BPA and to help you identify safer plastics for food and beverage storage.

Green Paws Factsheet

Products intended to kill fleas and ticks can also poison pets and the people who handle them. This factsheet explains which are the most toxic chemicals in flea and tick products and what pet owners can do to keep their pets pest free safely.

Compact Fluorescent Lights are Safe for Your Home

Issues have been raised regarding the safety of compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) because they contain small amounts of mercury. To learn more about the issue and how to safely enjoy clean and energy efficient lighting with CFLs, read this factsheet.

Eat Green for Your Health and the Planet

Simple changes in how we eat can add up to real environmental benefits, including fewer chemicals, reduced emissions of heat-trapping pollution and preservation of our oceans. Eating green can also reduce your grocery bills. To learn more, download this factsheet.

Why We Need Bees

While most of us think of bees as a summertime nuisance, these small and hard-working insects make it possible for many of your favorite foods reach your table. Download this factsheet for all the facts about the critical work bees do to sustain our food supply.

Effective Pest Control

Download this factcheck to learn the facts about safe and effective pest control for your yard and garden.