This fact sheet highlights the regional trends, impacts, and vulnerabilities associated with wildfires in the Western United States, explains how climate change is amplifying these wildfires, and summarizes the leadership and initiatives taking place to help address the issue.
This fact sheet highlights regional trends, impacts, and vulnerabilities associated with heavy precipitation in the United States, examines how climate change is amplifying heavy precipitation events, and identifies some initiatives helping to address the issue.
This fact sheet highlights some of the impacts, threats, and vulnerabilities to human health in the United States associated with extreme weather events, examines how climate change is contributing to human health threats, and summarizes initiatives taking place to help address the issue.
In an article written for Huffington Post, Andrew Steer discusses how shale energy depends on water supply.
Where do U.S. power sector emissions come from? And how have they changed over time?
Today, WRI released an update of its U.S. state GHG emissions data via CAIT 2.0, our climate data explorer. These and other data provide valuable context in light of the EPA's newly proposed emissions standards for U.S. power plants.
Increasing Access to Renewable Energy
The Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles frame the challenges and common needs faced by large renewable energy buyers.
Nineteen corporate signatories developed these principles to spur progress on resolving the challenges they face when buying renewable energy, and to...
The Hampton Roads area in Virginia is experiencing the highest rates of sea-level rise along the entire U.S. East Coast. The area is also second only to New Orleans, LA, as the largest population center at risk from sea-level rise in the country.
This fact sheet provides information...
According to a new report, the $65 billion U.S. corn industry faces a range of water-related risks that could disrupt production. Other countries face similar threats. In fact, one-third of the world’s corn production occurs in highly or extremely highly water-stressed regions.
Overcoming Barriers to Better Targeting of U.S. Farm Conservation Funds
This issue brief identifies the technical, political, and implementation challenges of cost-effectively targeting agricultural conservation funds to achieve greater improvements in water quality and suggests options for addressing these challenges.
This publication is the third in a...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture could potentially spend part of its budget for water quality improvements seven to 12 times more cost effectively than it does now. A new WRI analysis shows how, explains why USDA isn’t already doing so, and proposes ways to make a complex policy a reality.