A critical way to protect forests is to determine how well companies are complying with concessions agreements that allow them to work on forested government land. Finding this out can be a challenge. A new WRI study shows Freedom of Information laws can help.
The Chesapeake Bay is one of America's most treasured waterways, but also one of the most polluted. Experts in this WRI Podcast examine nutrient trading as a potential solution.
Restoring the ecological health of the Chesapeake Bay will require reducing nutrient pollution in urban stormwater runoff. Planning, designing, and constructing the local stormwater management projects that are needed will take many years and be very expensive. Implementing nutrient trading in...
New research finds that for every $1 companies invest in reducing food loss and waste, they can see $14 or more in returns. Countries, cities and citizens can benefit, too.
Nearly all forest fires in Indonesia are human-caused. New data reveals where they've ignited over the past 15 years, shedding light on how to squelch the problem.
We can turn an India-sized patch of degraded land green again, but only if we learn from early successes in Niger, Ethiopia and Costa Rica.
For Americans looking to affect change in an erratic political landscape, the food system is a good place to start.
It's not enough to merely commit to deforestation-free supply chains. Businesses should keep their eyes on the real prize: prosperous and productive rural economies.
Kenyan entrepreneurs in businesses ranging from honey production to bamboo farming show that restoring degraded landscapes can bring financial returns along with environmental and social benefits.