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7 Reasons We're Facing a Global Water Crisis

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 14:30
7 Reasons We're Facing a Global Water CrisisAdd Comment|PrintA man sits by the river in Garbahaarey town in the Gedo region of Somalia. Photo by AMISOM Public Information/Flickr. Droughts in Somalia. Water rationing in Rome. Flooding in Jakarta and Harvey-battered Houston. It doesn't take a hydrologist to realize that there is a growing global water crisis. Each August, water experts, industry innovators, and researchers gather in Stockholm for World Water Week to tackle the planet's most...

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PODCAST: Indonesia's Million-Dollar Peat Prize with Frances Seymour

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 17:12
PODCAST: Indonesia's Million-Dollar Peat Prize with Frances SeymourAdd Comment|PrintOrangutan mother and child in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Flickr/WRI "Peatlands are the most important ecosystem you've never heard of," says Frances Seymour. Seymour, who recently returned to WRI as a distinguished senior fellow, contributed key insights to the development of a $1 million prize designed to protect Indonesia's vast peatlands. The award will go to the team that advances the best...

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Climate Change Solutions: Bringing Forests to Center Stage

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 18:24
Climate Change Solutions: Bringing Forests to Center StageAdd Comment|PrintForests play a huge role in mitigating climate change. Photo by Aaron Minnick/WRI Forests are natural heroes of the climate change story. They soak up nearly a third of fossil fuel emissions, with the potential to absorb even more. But when cleared, they become as villainous as smokestacks, emitting carbon back into an increasingly polluted atmosphere. The paradoxical dual role of forests in the context of climate action...

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NAFTA Renegotiation Gives Cities, States and Provinces a Chance to Create a Clean Energy Strategy

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:03
NAFTA Renegotiation Gives Cities, States and Provinces a Chance to Create a Clean Energy StrategyAdd Comment|PrintSolar panel installation in Oregon. Flickr/Oregon Dept. of Transportation This article was originally posted on the Huffington Post. This week, officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada will begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Energy Secretary Rick Perry has cited the occasion as an opportunity to create a new, continent-wide energy...

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Draft U.S. National Climate Assessment Confirms Fundamental Truths of Climate Change

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:55
Draft U.S. National Climate Assessment Confirms Fundamental Truths of Climate ChangeAdd Comment|PrintClimate change will affect all Americans. The NCA projects how. (Flickr/Richard Hurd) A key moment in U.S. climate action is approaching. The first of two parts of the latest U. S. National Climate Assessment (NCA), a report by top U.S. scientists from 13 federal agencies, is nearing its final stage of approval. Final comments are due this Friday before the report can be published by the...

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Is Your Business Fit for Tomorrow’s Markets? How to Do the Math

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:34
Is Your Business Fit for Tomorrow’s Markets? How to Do the MathAdd Comment|PrintAuto assembly line. Photo by Global Panorama-Brian Snelson/Flickr As populations grow and emerging markets industrialize, companies are facing a serious long-term challenge: how to meet surging consumer demand while minimizing environmental damage and sustaining the planet’s natural resources. If companies stick with current resource-hungry business models, this is an impossible task. But confronting the challenge...

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A Global Greening: Green Building Certification Programs Make Gains

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:00
A Global Greening: Green Building Certification Programs Make GainsAdd Comment|PrintWith natural daylight and energy-efficient LED lighting, WRI’s global office renovation is certified LEED Silver. Photo by John Cole/Fox Architects In August, WRI received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver certification for the 2016 renovation of its global office in Washington DC. The certification adds to WRI’s expanding portfolio of green office spaces, which also includes the WRI China Office,...

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Addressing Women’s Burdens from Water Risks Could Help Reduce World Hunger

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:25
Addressing Women’s Burdens from Water Risks Could Help Reduce World HungerAdd Comment|PrintWomen face numerous difficulties caused by water insecurity. Flickr /ICRISAT For hundreds of millions of women, providing food to feed their families is a daily imperative. Many of them depend solely on the meager yields of small plots and farms, with little or no access to support when vital crops fail. At the same time, they shoulder the burden of household chores like fetching water, washing and...

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6 Charts to Understand U.S. State Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 16:56
6 Charts to Understand U.S. State Greenhouse Gas EmissionsAdd Comment|PrintCoal-fired power plant near Becker, Minnesota. Photo by Tony Webster/flickr As major global greenhouse gas emitters, U.S. states have the economic heft and legislative authority to move the United States toward much lower emissions and cleaner energy. While many have done so in the last decade, some remain stuck in the high-emitting past.  The following six charts show how emissions from U.S. states compare, how they...

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Keeping Faith in Forests

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 16:54
Keeping Faith in ForestsAdd Comment|PrintLight comes through the canopy of a Costa Rican forest. Flickr/WRI This article originally appeared at Trust.org and is reposted courtesy of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. I grew up as the minister’s daughter in a Baptist church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a college town in the southern US. I witnessed first-hand how organized and energized faith communities took on the cause of racial justice in the early 1960s, as church leaders and lay members...

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A Tool for Designing a Policy Package to Achieve Indonesia’s Climate Targets

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 21:52
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STATEMENT: Trump Administration Doubles Down on Climate Loner Status

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 23:00
STATEMENT: Trump Administration Doubles Down on Climate Loner Status WASHINGTON (August 4, 2017)— Today the United States is expected to submit a letter to the UNFCCC restating its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. This letter has no formal legal function. Per the terms of the Paris Agreement, no Party can officially announce an intention to withdraw until November 4, 2019, and then can't leave the Agreement for another year afterwards. Following is a statement...

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Trump's Suggestion to Renegotiate Paris Is a Red Herring

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:00
Trump's Suggestion to Renegotiate Paris Is a Red HerringAdd Comment|Print UPDATE August 7, 2017: Last week the United States submitted a letter to the UNFCCC restating its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change while mentioning the possibility of “re-engaging” with the Agreement. While the letter serves no legal function, it reinforces President Donald Trump’s June 1 announcement about withdrawal from the accord. As with Trump’s earlier proposition about...

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Meet the Experts: Q&A with Frances Seymour

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 17:00
Meet the Experts: Q&A with Frances SeymourAdd Comment|PrintFrances Seymour Frances Seymour rejoined WRI in May as a Distinguished Senior Fellow. Recognized as an international authority on forest and governance issues, she has served as Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development. She is the lead author of Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate...

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Without Forests, Jakarta's Water Situation Worsens

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:20
Without Forests, Jakarta's Water Situation WorsensAdd Comment|PrintA flooded marketplace in Jakarta. Flickr/Charles Wiriawan Flooding is the tragic norm in Jakarta, a megacity where major floods took 40 lives and cost IDR 32 trillion ($2.4 billion) in 2013. The floods were back early this year, and more are expected. Southeast Asia's biggest city is investing in dams, widening river channels and other built infrastructure to tame the floods. But the city's natural infrastructure has also...

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Meet the Experts: Q&A with Christina Chan

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 17:39
Meet the Experts: Q&A with Christina ChanAdd Comment|PrintChristina Chan, WRI's Climate Resilience Practice Director Christina Chan joined WRI in May as Director for the Climate Resilience Practice. Before that, Christina led global policy efforts on adaptation at the U.S. State Department and spent eight years with CARE, helping communities reduce disaster-related risks and leveraging that work to inform CARE International’s global climate change policy. Here she shares her thoughts on the...

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Scientists Use Google Earth and Crowdsourcing to Map Uncharted Forests

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:30
Scientists Use Google Earth and Crowdsourcing to Map Uncharted ForestsAdd Comment|PrintLocal knowledge helped researchers ground-truth desert forest tracking. (WRI) No single person could ever hope to count the world’s trees. But a crowd of them just counted the world’s drylands forests—and, in the process, charted forests never before mapped, cumulatively adding up to an area equivalent in size to the Amazon rainforest. Current technology enables computers to automatically detect forest area...

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How Artificial Intelligence Helped Us Predict Forest Loss in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 17:00
How Artificial Intelligence Helped Us Predict Forest Loss in the Democratic Republic of the CongoAdd Comment|PrintNear Lukolela, DRC. Flickr/CIFOR. Compared with the planet's other large tracts of tropical forests, the forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have remained relatively intact — though that may soon be changing. Driven by factors such as shifting cultivation (slash-and-burn agriculture), fuelwood demand, logging, mining, infrastructure development, population growth and...

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Droughts and Blackouts: How Water Shortages Cost India Enough Energy to Power Sri Lanka

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:53
Droughts and Blackouts: How Water Shortages Cost India Enough Energy to Power Sri LankaAdd Comment|PrintA power plant in India. Flickr/Vikramdeep Singh India is making great strides to aggressively expand its renewable energy capacity. But the country's power sector remains highly reliant on thermoelectric plants, with high demand for water for cooling. That means that droughts, like the one caused last year by weak monsoons, can shut off the power, hampering the economy and potentially...

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Predicting Future Forest Loss in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s CARPE Landscapes

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 19:46
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