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A Fairer and More Sustainable Post-COVID World in Latin America

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Silhouette of a person with a bicycle overlooking Belo Horizonte's skyline. Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI.
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UN Security Council Examines the Connection Between Water Risk and Political Conflict

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SDF fighters in central Raqqa
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Bad Air to Better Oceans: 6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2018

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Environmental Justice and Democracy Failures at the Heart of Flint’s Water Crisis

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Water plant in Flint, Mich.
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In Order to Solve Pollution, We Must First Solve Governance Challenges

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Air pollution in China's Shaanxi Province. Photo by Gilad Rom/Flickr
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WRI Calls SDGs "A Bold New Agenda For International Development"

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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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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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New analysis reveals that 37 countries face extremely high levels of water stress, including Qatar (shown here). Photo credit: Neil Palmer/ CIAT
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5 Things We Learned in 2013 that Could Move the Needle on Sustainability

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New research shows that the world loses 50 soccer fields' of forest every minute of every day. Photo credit: Daniel Murdiyarso, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2013

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WRI measures its success through positive, on-the-ground change. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
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India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods

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India has long-battled its water scarcity issues throughout an approach called watershed development. Photo credit: M. DeFreese/CIMMYT
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