Houses crudely constructed from sheets of cardboard and aluminum start to appear just south of the Mexico-United States border and stretch across the Mexican landscape. These homes, which are often overcrowded, unstable and made of dangerous materials, provide stark visual evidence of Mexico’s severe housing shortage.
WRI identifies 13 new eutrophic areas around the world.
As a result of rapid development over the last 40 years, the vast majority of land in the southern U.S. has been in some way impacted by humans.
CCS and Climate Change Mitigation
By losing forest, the United States also loses one of its best defenses against climate change.
A wrap-up of key messages from EMBARQ's *Transforming Transportation 2010.
Public-private partnership recognized by John F. Kennedy School of Government
Even with half of private cars off the road, Beijing remains wrapped in a haze of smog. The real causes of Beijing's air quality woes lie elsewhere.
For roughly thirty years, Mexico City has been a city in rapid decline, threatening to descend into a murky stew of crime, pollution, and chaos. But in recent years the city has regained its footing, experiencing an urban renaissance powered by a series of projects that have dramatically improved the quality of life of the 18 million people that make the city their home.
Laws alone are not enough to ensure environmental protection. Civil society organizations often play a critical role in bringing those laws to life. In Uganda, Greenwatch has done exactly that for the country's laws on access to environmental information, the first of which passed in 1998.
World Resources 1996-97 is an authoritative primary reference volume on global environmental and natural resource conditions and trends for the United Nations, World Bank, and related international organizations.