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This Month in Climate Science, December 2019: Pre-term Births, Fewer Fishermen and Accelerated Arctic Melt

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  • climate science
  • biodiversity
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • health
  • Ocean
  • Water
Two fishermen offloading lobster from their boat onto a floating dock in Maine.
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Collective Action at the Crossroads: What to Watch in 2020

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
renewable energy
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Climate Change Is Hurting Africa’s Water Sector, but Investing in Water Can Pay Off

  • Climate Resilience
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • water risk
Improving water management in African countries can improve climate resilience. Here, Waretu Abera, Head of Ethiopia's Water Land Resource Centre, stands by a stream. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition.
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How Does a Flood-prone City Run Out of Water? Inside Chennai’s “Day Zero” Crisis

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Chennai
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The Human Cost of Climate Change

  • International Climate Action
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  • Climate
  • water pollution
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Mother and child at flooded home in Bangladesh.
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Water Stress Threatens Nearly Half the World’s Thermal Power Plant Capacity

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  • fossil fuels
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Kolubara A thermal power plant in Serbia.
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Bad Air to Better Oceans: 6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2018

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No Water, No Power

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Water stress looms over electricity generation. Flickr/Kristian Wiklund
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How Do You Know if Adaptation Is Working? Lessons from Kumbharwadi, India

  • Climate Resilience
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  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • Water
Field in Trimbak, Maharashtra, India
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What Are the Environmental Costs of Valentine’s Day Flowers?

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  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • pollution
  • water risk
Roses bought for Valentine's Day.
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The Clean Power Plan: What’s Water Got To Do With It?

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  • Water
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  • climate policy
  • Climate
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When it comes to water and fracturing, it’s all about location and time. Photo by Simon Fraser University/Flickr.
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Ranking the World’s Most Water-Stressed Countries in 2040

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  • Aqueduct
  • data
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  • water risk
14 of the 33 likely most water stressed countries in 2040 are in the Middle East. (Dubai, UAE) Photo by Jason Mrachina/Flickr.
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  • data
  • climate change
  • water risk
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Getting It Right: A New Global Model to Tackle Poverty and Climate Change

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Finance
  • climate policy
  • poverty
  • sustainable development goals
  • COP21
Photo Credit: U.S. Mission to the United Nations at Rome
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  • Water
  • Finance
  • climate policy
  • poverty
  • sustainable development goals
  • COP21
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Win-win: Reducing Water Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China’s Power Sector

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  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
China’s power sector is the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and its biggest industrial water user. To meet increasing energy demand, the country may double its installed generation capacity by 2030. Photo by Asian Development Bank/Flickr.
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  • Water
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  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
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World’s 15 Countries with the Most People Exposed to River Floods

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  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • climate change
  • mapping
  • rivers
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Citizens flee floods in Sri Lanka. Photo by trokilinochchi/Wikimedia Commons.
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  • floods
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  • mapping
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6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

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  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
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  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • united nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
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So What Did We Learn in 2014?

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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
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2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
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More Rice, Less Methane

  • Food
  • Water
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
Reducing flooding in rice paddies can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and can also help conserve water and boost yields. Photo by IRRI.
  • Food
  • Water
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions

3 Climate Adaptation Lessons from Brazil’s Cities

  • Water
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • drought
Temperatures are climbing to record-breaking highs in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Photo by Bruna Cabrera/Flickr.
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • drought

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