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Multinationals Need to Take Notice and Take Action on Water Risk Data

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • rivers
  • water risk
Brazil has 12% of the world's freshwater resources, but its industries, farms, and communities are concentrated along the coasts, unable to access much of the country's plentiful resources. Photo credit: Flickr/John Wiseman
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • rivers
  • water risk

5 Ways Minnesota Can Reduce its Power Plant Emissions

  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
  • pollution
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
Between 2005 and 2011, Minnesota coal-fired generation decreased 14 percent while natural gas generation nearly doubled and renewable generation more-than-tripled. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
  • pollution
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
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Forest Fires, Water Security, and China’s Sustainability Challenges: WRI’s 11 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
New analysis reveals that 37 countries face extremely high levels of water stress, including Qatar (shown here). Photo credit: Neil Palmer/ CIAT
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
WRI measures its success through positive, on-the-ground change. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk

7 Ways to Attract and Use Climate Finance for Transport

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • transportation
A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Curitiba, Brazil. Photo credit: whl.travel
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • transportation

5 Ways Wisconsin Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions

  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
  • regulation
  • renewable energy
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
  • regulation
  • renewable energy

4 Cities Show Leadership in Adapting to Local Climate Impacts

  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • sea level rise
Hoboken, N.J. experienced widespread flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: Alec C. Perkins, Flickr
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • sea level rise

New Study Raises Big Questions on U.S. Fugitive Methane Emissions

  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
Natural gas drill rig. Photo credit: Jeremy Buckingham, Flickr
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
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Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuels and Cement Reach Highest Point in Human History

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
A coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China. Photo credit: Bret Arnett, Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy

5 Ways Colorado Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions

  • Energy
  • U.S. policy
  • fossil fuels
  • power plants
  • regulation
By meeting renewable energy targets, Colorado can reduce its CO2 emissions by 7 percent below 2011 levels by 2020. Photo Credit:  USFWS Mountain Prairie, Flickr
  • Energy
  • U.S. policy
  • fossil fuels
  • power plants
  • regulation
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King Coal’s Climate Challenge

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
A coal-fired power plant in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo credit: Danie van der Merwe, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
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Unabated Coal Use Will Break World’s “Carbon Budget”

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • climate science
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
Coal contributes to 43 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: Jonas Clemens
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • climate science
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC

5 Ways Illinois Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions

  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • regulation
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • regulation
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China’s Response to Air Pollution Poses Threat to Water

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
China's persistent smog prompted the State Council to announce an Air Pollution Control Action Plan. Photo credit: sheilaz413, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk

Recent Progress Shows China’s Leadership on Carbon Capture and Storage

  • Energy
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
A coal plant in Beijing, China. Photo credit: Bret Arnett, Flickr
  • Energy
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
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Power plant in the mountains outside Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. Photo credit: Remko Tanis
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution

New Climate Action Report: U.S. Can Reach its Emissions-Reduction Goal, but Only With Ambitious Action

  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • GHG emissions
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • power plants
  • U.S. policy
Flooding in Louisiana. Photo credit: Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough, U.S. Coast Guard
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • GHG emissions
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • power plants
  • U.S. policy
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World’s Carbon Budget to Be Spent in Three Decades

  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • climate science
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
Exceeding 2 degrees C of warming would put the world at increased risk of forest fires, coral bleaching, higher sea level rise, and other dangerous impacts. Photo credit: The National Guard, Flickr
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • climate science
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels

Addressing Carbon Pollution from Power Plants Is Vital for Avoiding Catastrophic Climate Change

  • fossil fuels
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
  • regulation
John E. Amos coal-fired power plant. Photo credit: Wigwam Jones, Flickr
  • fossil fuels
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
  • regulation

New Study Sheds Light on Methane Leakage from Natural Gas

  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
Marcellus Shale natural gas well in Pennsylvania. Photo credit: wcn247, Flickr
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy