New: WRI 2014 Annual Report — Greater Reach, Deeper Engagement, More Impact

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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.

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.

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....

Fertile ground

Nutrient trading's potential to cost-effectively improve water quality...

Explores the cost-effectiveness and environmental performance of various strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in nutrient-impaired waterways.

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