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4 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2023

  • Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • stories to watch
People dressed in warm clothes on bicycles carrying reusable shopping bags.
  • Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • stories to watch

Hundreds of US Communities Are Making Climate Action Plans, but Few Include Forests

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • Forests
Angeles National Forest
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • Forests

DNA Testing Can Save Trees from Illegal Logging – and You Can Help

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
Moss-covered bigleaf maple trees in the Hoh Rainforest
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • illegal logging

Forests Could Be Casualties in a U.S.-China Trade War

  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests
Soybean harvesting in Caroline County, Md.
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests
Aguaje trees in Peru.
  • deforestation
  • forest monitoring
  • Forests

When Improving America’s Infrastructure, Don’t Forget Forests

  • Water
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
Watershed
  • Water
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
  • Water Quality
  • water risk

Building a Sustainable Guitar: Maple

  • building a sustainable guitar
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
Bigleaf maple forest.
  • building a sustainable guitar
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • illegal logging

Zooming In: The Real Reasons for Tree Cover Loss and Gain in Minnesota’s Oak Savanna

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • restoration
Oak trees in Minnesota.
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • restoration

3 Trends in US Wildfires

  • fires
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
Fire northwest of Fairbanks, AK. Photo by USFS/Flickr
  • fires
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping

Getting Governors on Board with Landscape Restoration

  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Forests
Subnational programs on restoration, like Richardson’s River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative, can be found across the globe. Photo by Public Affairs/Flickr
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Forests
Insights

7 Stories to Watch in 2014

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
As host of the 2014 World Cup, all eyes will be on Brazil's cities to see how they deal with their sustainability challenges and opportunities. Photo credit: Crystal Davis, WRI
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy

Forest Cover Loss to Development By County in the Southern United States (2001-2006)

  • Forests
  • mapping
  • development
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • development
  • deforestation

Conservation-Related Ballot Measures in the United States (1998–2010)

  • Forests
  • protected areas
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • protected areas
  • deforestation

Conservation-Related Ballot Measures in the Southern United States (1988–2010)

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • protected areas
  • U.S. policy
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • protected areas
  • U.S. policy

The South's Last Wild Forests Face Human Pressures

  • natural infrastructure
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • protected areas
  • deforestation
  • natural infrastructure
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • protected areas
  • deforestation

Hotspots of Urban Encroachment on Southern Forests (2000-2020)

  • Forests
  • Cities
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • deforestation

Southern Forests: Protected Areas at Risk Due to Suburban Sprawl

  • Forests
  • mapping
  • development
  • protected areas
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • development
  • protected areas
  • deforestation

Appalachian Forests Impacted by Coal Surface Mining (c. 2005)

  • Forests
  • mapping
  • deforestation
  • fossil fuels
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • deforestation
  • fossil fuels