More than 8 million acres of the U.S. landscape have burned this year. Global Forest Watch provides insights on where they're happening, and how they compare to previous fire seasons.
WASHINGTON (November 6, 2015)— President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline that would have crossed from Canada into the United States, and run all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. This announcement resolves one of the major environmental issues from President Obama’s tenure and sends a strong signal of the administration’s leadership, coming just ahead of the Paris climate negotiations in December.
On August 3, 2015, EPA finalized standards for existing power plants that will help drive additional CO2 emission reductions by 2030.
HFCs are as much as 12,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide. New HFC-reduction initiatives, combined with existing actions, are expected to cut global greenhouse gases by the equivalent of more than 1 billion metric tons of CO2 by 2025, as much as would be achieved by taking 210 million cars off the road for one year.
The impacts of coastal flooding and sea level rise are already being felt by coastal communities across the United States. Coastal shoreline counties are home to more than 123 million Americans and account for nearly half the U.S. GDP. Homes, property and critical infrastructure within these communities face a growing threat from coastal flooding as sea levels continue to rise.
Joshua Ryor and Dana Davidsen break down recent developments, common misconceptions and emerging trends in renewable energy in the United States.
The U.S. Clean Power Plan’s impact on water has been largely overlooked, even though power plants account 45 percent of the country's water withdrawals.
Until now, community solar has largely benefited residential and small non-residential customers in a specific community. Yet there are other stakeholders who also want to get into the shared renewable space—large corporate buyers.
The final Clean Power Plan is an important step for the United States to meet its 2020 and 2025 emissions-reduction targets, but the nation will need additional steps that continue accelerating these trends in the power sector and across the economy to achieve its goals.
The Clean Power Plan sets the first-ever limits on carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants.
A new data visualization reveals that only 10 states are responsible for nearly 50 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
WASHINGTON (July 27, 2015)— Executives from 13 major U.S. corporations including Apple Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co. joined White House officials today to announce at least $140 billion in low-carbon investments from the private sector.
Three short stories of landscape restoration in the western United States show that restoration can mean a lot more than just planting trees. Sometimes it means cutting trees, setting fires, and unleashing destructive rodents. Perhaps we'd better explain.
The joint statement goes beyond research and development and embraces an unprecedented accord on climate targets, where both countries committed to increase their share of renewables by 20 percent by 2030.
Salmon populations plummeted over the past several decades in central Oregon’s John Day River. The fish’s return is not just an environmental restoration success story, but a cultural one.
New WRI research highlights cost-effective steps states can take to rein in methane emissions—and why it’s in their best interest to do so.
The techniques of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, in combination, have opened up vast new areas for natural gas production, and low-cost natural gas has altered the energy landscape in the United States.
On Tuesday June 23, World Resources Institute will convene an embargoed press call focusing on the soon-to-be-released publication, Reducing Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Develop