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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.

Taxing Carbon to Finance Tax Reform

In this issue brief, WRI and Duke Energy explain how instituting a carbon tax would simultaneously support federal tax reform initiatives, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and promote sound energy policies.

The Green Power Market Development Group

Green Power Projects (January 2005 – December 2005)

Since January 2005, the Green Power Market Development Group has implemented or signed contracts for 185 megawatts (MW) of new green power projects and purchases – enough to power approximately 55,000 homes.

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.

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.

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.

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....

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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