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What Does "Net-Zero Emissions" Mean? 8 Common Questions, Answered

  • carbon budget
  • carbon removal
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  • paris agreement
  • climate policy
  • greenhouse gases
Countries need a variety of solutions, including renewable energy and healthy forests, to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Photo by Aaron Minnick/WRI.
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According to New IPCC Report, the World Is on Track to Exceed its “Carbon Budget” in 12 Years

  • carbon budget
  • IPCC 1.5°C Report
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • IPCC
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Climate Science, Explained in 10 Graphics

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  • climate science
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • INDC
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  • UNFCCC
World's biggest emitters
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  • climate science
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PODCAST: How We Can Clean the Chesapeake and Save Money in the Process

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  • eutrophication
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  • stormwater
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Marsh
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3 Reasons Why Fossil Fuel Companies Should Disclose Their Reserves

  • Energy
  • Business
  • carbon budget
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • coal
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • emissions inventories
  • fossil fuels
  • investment
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Coal Barge
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  • carbon budget
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Guacamole Coasts: Not Just Florida, Not Just Now

  • eutrophication
  • maps
  • nutrient pollution
  • pollution
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COP21 Glossary of Terms Guiding the Long-term Emissions-Reduction Goal

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  • carbon budget
  • COP21
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  • emissions
  • INDC
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Solar panels in London, Ontario.
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  • INDC
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A New Strategy to Improve Water Quality—One Targeted Watershed at a Time

  • eutrophication
  • hypoxia
  • water
  • Water Quality
More than 15,000 streams, rivers, and lakes are too polluted with nutrient runoff to support wildlife, be enjoyed recreationally, or serve as a drinking water source. Photo credit: USDA
  • eutrophication
  • hypoxia
  • water
  • Water Quality
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Eutrophication & Hypoxia Map Data Set

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  • pollution
  • nutrient pollution
  • eutrophication
  • maps
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Water Quality Trading

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This website serves as an information portal about eutrophication—the over-enrichment of water by nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus—a leading threat to water quality around the world. Explore our interactive map and learn more.
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Can Nutrient Trading Shrink the Gulf of Mexico's Dead Zone?

  • eutrophication
  • hypoxia
  • nutrient pollution
  • nutrient trading
  • watersheds
Dead fish resulting from toxins or oxygen depletion in Lake Binder, Iowa. Photo credit: Dr. Jennifer L. Graham, U.S. Geological Survey
  • eutrophication
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  • nutrient pollution
  • nutrient trading
  • watersheds

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