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Wood Is Not the Climate-friendly Building Material Some Claim it to Be

  • Food
  • land use
  • Climate
  • commodities
  • Buildings
unloading log truck at lumber processing mill
  • Food
  • land use
  • Climate
  • commodities
  • Buildings
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5 Countries Taking Action to Reach Net-Zero Targets

  • net-zero emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • climate policy
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climatewatch-pinned
A wind farm in Denmark is surrounded by blue seawater.
  • net-zero emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • climate policy
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climatewatch-pinned

EPA’s New Renewable Fuel Standard Will Increase Global Carbon Emissions — Not Lower Them

  • U.S. Climate
  • biofuels
  • transportation
  • climate policy
  • GHG emissions
Cars drive down a California highway with farm fields on either side.
  • U.S. Climate
  • biofuels
  • transportation
  • climate policy
  • GHG emissions
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Cities Need a Systems-change Approach to Build Climate-resilient Communities

  • Urban Transformations
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • Urban Mobility
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Climate Resilience
Looking down at city buildings, some with green roofs and the street below.
  • Urban Transformations
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • Urban Mobility
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Climate Resilience
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5 Things to Know About Carbon Mineralization As a Carbon Removal Strategy

  • Climate
  • carbon removal
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • climatewatch-pinned
omani village and al-hajar mountain landscape in musandam peninsula
  • Climate
  • carbon removal
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • climatewatch-pinned

Ending Deforestation in the Amazon Can Grow Brazil’s GDP — But That’s Not the Only Reason to Do It

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • Climate
Silhouette of a man standing in a river surrounded by trees in the Amazon rainforest.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • Climate
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6 Shifts the Finance System Can Make to Build a Sustainable Future

  • climate finance
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Climate Equity
A vast solar park.
  • climate finance
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Climate Equity

5 Ways Wildfires Affect People Near and Far

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • fires
  • Climate
  • Cities
Women wear masks in New York City after Canadian wildfire causes dangerous air pollution
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • fires
  • Climate
  • Cities
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In India, New Solar Parks Can Either Uproot or Uplift Landless Workers

  • renewable energy
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Agricultural workers tend crops outside the Pavagada solar park fence.
  • renewable energy
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
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4 Shifts Needed to Create a Carbon-free Power System

  • GHG emissions
  • Climate Equity
  • climate change
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
Wind turbines and solar power panels
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate Equity
  • climate change
  • power plants
  • renewable energy

EPA’s Proposed Rules for Power Plant Emissions: 6 Key Questions, Answered

  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Clean Energy
  • National Climate Action
A coal plant in eastern Wyoming spews emissions.
  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Clean Energy
  • National Climate Action
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9 Charts Explain Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Country

  • climate change
  • climate impacts
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • greenhouse gases
  • GHG emissions
  • data
  • International Climate Action
The main bazar in Paharganj, India, is full of people during the late afternoon.
  • climate change
  • climate impacts
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • greenhouse gases
  • GHG emissions
  • data
  • International Climate Action

EVs Could Create Thousands of Jobs in Michigan and Revitalize Its Auto Industry

  • U.S. Climate
  • transportation
  • electric mobility
  • Clean Energy
  • U.S. Climate Policy-Electric Vehicles
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
A man works on an electric vehicle in an auto repair shop
  • U.S. Climate
  • transportation
  • electric mobility
  • Clean Energy
  • U.S. Climate Policy-Electric Vehicles
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility

Overcoming Critical Minerals Shortages Is Key to Achieving US Climate Goals

  • U.S. Climate
  • Clean Energy
  • National Climate Action
  • climatewatch-pinned
Salt heaps at the Salinas Grande salt flats in Argentina, home to a large lithium mine
  • U.S. Climate
  • Clean Energy
  • National Climate Action
  • climatewatch-pinned
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What Is Kelp and Why Is it Vital to People and the Planet?

  • climate change
  • Climate
  • Freshwater
  • Ocean
Fish feed on a kelp forest in the ocean
  • climate change
  • Climate
  • Freshwater
  • Ocean
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The Global Benefits of Reducing Food Loss and Waste, and How to Do It

  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Climate
Boxes of canned goods and other products discarded at a supermarket.
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Climate
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Restoring Degraded Forests Could Bring Back Lost Rainfall, Cooler Temperatures

  • Forests
  • restoration
  • nature-based solutions
  • deforestation
  • Freshwater
  • Climate
Men planting a tree.
  • Forests
  • restoration
  • nature-based solutions
  • deforestation
  • Freshwater
  • Climate
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3 Reasons Why Countries Must Take Faster Action to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants

  • pollution
  • net-zero emissions
  • GHG emissions
  • food security
  • health
  • NDC
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • COP28
Man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle on a foggy day.
  • pollution
  • net-zero emissions
  • GHG emissions
  • food security
  • health
  • NDC
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • COP28
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A researcher collects sediment from a patch of mangroves to study its carbon sequestration rate. Mixing ground rock with sand locks away carbon dioxide while also restoring eroded coastlines.
  • carbon removal
  • Climate

7 Ways Faith Organizations Are Making Cities More Sustainable and Equitable

  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Equity
  • Urban Development
People distribute food in front of a mosque
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Equity
  • Urban Development
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset