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Tianjin Disaster Magnifies Governance Challenges for Public Safety and the Environment

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • pollution
A black cloud of smoke rises from vehicles set on fire by the explosion in Tianjin. Photo by Karl-Ludwig Poggemann/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • pollution
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Datos Satelitales Recientes Resaltan 5 Áreas Soprendentes de Pérdida de Cobertura Arbórea

  • deforestation
  • coral reefs
  • data
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
Camión de madera en Camerún. Foto: Ollivier Girard/CIFOR/Flickr.
  • deforestation
  • coral reefs
  • data
  • Forests
  • global forest watch

Les Satellites Détectent 5 Points Majeurs Imprévus de Perte de la Couverture Arborée

  • deforestation
  • data
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
Camión de madera en Camerún. Foto: Ollivier Girard/CIFOR/Flickr.
  • deforestation
  • data
  • Forests
  • global forest watch

Satellites Uncover 5 Surprising Hotspots for Tree Cover Loss

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
Timber truck in Cameroon. Photo by: Ollivier Girard/CIFOR/Flickr.
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
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To Achieve its New Climate Goals, China Must Look to its Buildings

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
To  meet its emissions goals, China should begin to reevaluate building efficiency with new technology and better financing. Photo by shanidov/Flickr
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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Thinking Big on Climate Change Adaptation: Scaling Rainfed Agriculture Projects in India

  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • climate change
Numerous small-scale adaptation projects are underway across India’s rainfed regions. (Madhya Pradesh, India) Photo by Rajarshi Mitra/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • climate change
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A suburban development outside Beijing, “Orange County” is just one of many gated communities springing up on the edges of cities worldwide. Photo by Andrew Stokols/WRI.
  • Urban Development
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India’s Supreme Court Reinforces Renewable Energy Targets for Industry

  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
Solar panels in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. Photo by Knut-Erik Helle/Flickr.
  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
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What to Look for in China’s New Climate Proposal

  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Last year, China invested $90 billion in low-carbon energy. Photo by Jiri Rezac/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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Will India Pursue Solar-Powered Railways?

  • renewable energy
  • transportation
India's railways are the country's largest consumer of electricity and diesel fuel. Photo by Sistak/Flickr
  • renewable energy
  • transportation

3 Ways to Tackle the Global Problem of Insecure Land Rights

  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
When land rights are weak, indigenous peoples can lose access to critical resources like forests. Photo by rbairdpccam/Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
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Win-win: Reducing Water Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China’s Power Sector

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • 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.
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
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By the Numbers: Economic Impacts of Climate Change in the Lower Mekong Basin

  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • Economics
The Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) spans Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, and supports **60 million people**. The region is also widely recognized as highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Photo credit: William Cho, Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • Economics
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What do Apple, Citi and Shell Have in Common?

  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
It's a pleasant surprise to see growing acceptance for the importance of low-carbon power from some of the world’s biggest traditional energy firms. Photo by Aeon Solar/Flickr.
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
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The Road to Safety in India

  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
India has one of the worst road safety records in the world, with around 1,37,423 road traffic fatalities in 2013. (Bangalore, India) Photo by EMBARQ.
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Satellite Data Reveals State of the World’s Mangrove Forests

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

As Obama and Modi Meet, 4 Opportunities for US-India Action on Clean Energy and Climate

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
India's goal is to increase solar power to 100 gigawatts by 2022. Photo by Abbie Trayler-Smith/DFID
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy

6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • 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
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch

The Top 5 Energy and Climate Stories of 2014

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy
Solar empowers residential, commercial, and industrial consumers to lock in power prices below grid averages– consider the nearly 20 global corporations – including Walmart, GM, Cisco, and Facebook – who have committed to buying renewable energy. Photo by Intel Free Press/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy
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New Solar Policy Gives Boost to India’s Energy Market

  • Energy
  • renewable energy
India pledged to increase national solar generation capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022, but connecting solar projects to the country’s grid has been difficult in the past and could limit progress toward the new goal. Photo by Matriux2011/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset