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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading in U.S. States

    Observations and Lessons from the OTC NOx Budget Program

    Reviews the performance of a multi-state emissions trading program for nitrogen oxides (NOx), implemented by states in the Ozone Transport Commission. Based on this review, recommendations are made for multi-state emissions trading for greenhouse gases.

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    Designing genes

    How can genetic engineering serve U.S. midwestern agricultural sustainability?

    Explores the intersection of two critical, but rarely juxtaposed science and policy issues: The path to U.S. agricultural sustainability and the future of genetically engineered (GE) crops.

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    Awakening the Dead Zone

    An investment for agriculture, water quality, and climate change

    Compares a number of policy options to reduce nutrient loss in the Mississippi River Basin from agricultural sources, provide new income sources for farmers, and help address hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    North America's Environment

    A Thirty-Year State of the Environment and Policy Retrospective

    Focusing on UNEP's North American region, comprised of Canada and the United States, report provides an integrated analysis of the state of resource assets and 30–year trends in nine major themes....

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    Closing the Gap

    Information, participation, and justice in decision-making for the environment

    Addresses the status of access to information, participation, and justice in nine countries -- Chile, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, and the United States.

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Not Featured GeographyWRI Office

WRI established its U.S. office in 1982. We work to improve water quality, increase awareness of local climate change impacts, and identify cost-effective emissions-reduction opportunities in the United States. Learn more about our Eutrophication and Hypoxia, Water Quality Trading, U.S. Local Climate Impacts Initiative, and U.S. Climate Action projects.

The United States has made green spending a key part of its stimulus packages in response to the domestic and global economic crisis.

In October 2008, Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabi

Paul Joffe

Senior Foreign Policy Counsel

Paul Joffe is Senior Foreign Policy Counsel at WRI where he works to help inform policy makers and stakeholders on international climate and energy law and policy issues.

Harnessing Nature's Power

Deploying and Financing On-Site Renewable Energy

This report offers strategies and approaches that can be valuable to a wide range of firms looking at potential investments, contracts, and facility operational decisions regarding use of renewable energy. It provides guidance on how to consider the choice to finance or purchase renewable...

This chart assesses potential green-program impacts per $1 billion of U.S. government economic-recovery spending.

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