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Chinese Prime Minister Assists a New Ventures Entrepreneur

Prime Minister Wen Jiabao came to the aid of a Chinese socially responsible green enterprise that is struggling for survival during the current global financial crisis.

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Finding Balance

Agricultural Residues, Ethanol, and the Environment

This analysis explores the implications of corn stover harvest for soil carbon loss, nutrient (nitrogen) pollution, and erosion, as well as the potential to mitigate those impacts using available agricultural best management practices (BMPs) such as reduced tillage intensity and integration of...

Mayors "Get It" on Climate Change

Ironically, the most ambitious U.S. action in the fight against global warming is coming from big cities and their mayors.

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Trees in the Greenhouse

Why Climate Change is Transforming the Forest Products Business

While there are risks for the forest products industry, it largely stands to gain from efforts to address global warming due to new opportunities for sustainable forestry.

Material Flows in the United States

A Physical Accounting of the U.S. Industrial Economy

This report analyzes WRI's material flow dataset by economic sector, identifies the environmental implications of national trends in materials use, and recommends several policy alternatives to the U.S. government for incorporating and using these accounts....

The 10 Big Questions For Corporate Forest Product Purchasing

Corporate procurement managers are increasingly looking for ways to ensure that wood and paper-based products are environmentally and socially sound. The WRI/WBCSD procurement guide being released today is a toolbox to help them.

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Greening the Urban Rooftop

The rooftop at 10 G Street is about to get a lot greener---3,000 square feet to be exact. In real estate-scarce cities, commercial property owners nationwide are turning roof space into green space.

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