“As one of the most controversial EPA administrators to enter office, Scott Pruitt has far to go to prove he will work on behalf of all Americans, not just industry." - Andrew Steer [ Ow.ly Link ] U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Global Forest Watch fire history data offer clues as to where and what kinds of fire prevention efforts may be most effective in helping Indonesia avoid disastrous fire seasons in the future

Exploring Indonesia's Long and Complicated History of Forest Fires |...

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How can we restore this massive amount of degraded and deforested landscapes? Evidence shows that we can—as long as we learn from the places showing early successes. Tree planting is key, but it's not enough.

Can We Restore 350 Million Hectares by 2030? | World Resources Institute

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via NPR's the Salt There's an enormous disparity in emissions from cattle in different parts of the world. Basically, the more slowly cattle grow, or the less milk they give, the greater their greenhouse gas emissions per pound of beef or milk. And in many parts of the world, cattle grow very slowly, because they're grazing on sparse and poorly maintained pastures.

To Save The Planet, Give Cows Better Pasture

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President Trump’s decision to reinstate a policy prohibiting U.S. funding to international organizations administering or even mentioning abortion will have implications far beyond reproductive health. It will undercut women’s positive contributions to civic engagement and environmental decision-making.

President Trump’s Global Gag Rule Expansion Threatens Environmental...

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A #CarbonTax proposal put forth to the Trump administration last week by a group of prominent conservative Republicans could enable the U.S. to achieve its international emissions targets with better economic outcomes than under a purely regulatory approach. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Republican-Proposed Carbon Tax Is a Great Sign of Progress | World...

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In today's America, food choices are an avenue for change that can transcend political divisions. For Americans looking to affect change in an erratic political landscape, the food system is a good place to start.

In a Broken Food System, Consumers Have More Power Than They Realize |...

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More than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity; 71 million in Kenya and Tanzania alone. But there is a solution that could bring affordable electricity to unserved and underserved populations while growing the local economy: pay-as-you-go solar. [ Ow.ly Link ]

“Pay-As-You-Go” Solar Could Electrify Rural Africa | World Resources...

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New analysis shows what effect forest management policies are having in Indonesia, Brazil and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

New Deforestation Hotspots in the World’s Largest Tropical Forests |...

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The climate denier engine is revving up again. Last weekend, an article in the Mail on Sunday attempted to cast doubt on the strength of climate...

Mail on Sunday’s Misleading Claims on Climate Change | World Resources...

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A new WRI methodology enables fossil fuel companies to measure and disclose their upstream emissions, an increasingly scrutinized factor for...

Fossil Fuels – What’s at Risk? | World Resources Institute

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Trump's cabinet nominees cast doubt on the connection between human activity and climate change. These views fly in the face of well-established science. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Governors can increasingly point to a new factor that can attract the most innovative, high-growth businesses: affordable renewable energy.

States Use Renewable Energy to Win Corporate Business | World Resources Institute

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As one of the world’s largest emitters and a growing economy, Brazil has the potential to act as a global leader for nations transitioning to...

3 Ways Brazil Can Be a Global Leader in Turning Sustainability...

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Join Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and World Resources Institute for an unforgettable Summit in DC with The George Washington University. Watch live and follow the conversation with #FoodTank [ Ow.ly Link ]

Food Tank Live – Food Tank

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Trump's cabinet nominees cast doubt on the connection between human activity and climate change. These views fly in the face of well-established science.

4 Irrefutable Truths About Climate Change Science | World Resources Institute

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It's not enough to merely commit to deforestation-free supply chains. Businesses should keep their eyes on the real prize: prosperous and...

For Companies Aiming for Deforestation-Free Supply Chains, 8 Traps to...

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Recent actions from Trump undermine the government's ability to protect the environment and public health and erode the foundations of good governance.

President Trump’s First Week: Is Environmental Democracy in Jeopardy? | World Resources Institute

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Andrew Light and David Waskow discuss the diplomatic, economic and strategic implications if the U.S. were to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change

PODCAST: What Does the US Stand to Lose if it Pulls Out of the Paris Agreement? | World Resources Institute

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