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The World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives.

  • China’s Growing Hunger for Meat Shown by Move to Buy Smithfield, World’s Leading Pork Producer

    By Janet Larsen Half the world’s pigs—more than 470 million of them—live in China, but even that may not be enough to satisfy the growing Chinese appetite for meat. While meat consumption in the United States has fallen more than …

  • Top 6 U.S. climate-policy happenings of 2011

    Cross-posted from the World Resources Institute. The post was written by Kevin Kennedy, director of WRI’s U.S. climate initiative. As the year winds down, it’s a good time to take stock of climate policy in the United States. Here’s a …

  • Finally: New air toxics rules for power plants

    Cross-posted from the World Resources Institute. The post was written by Nicholas Bianco, senior associate for WRI’s climate and energy program. As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares to release new mercury and air toxics standards, some people may …

  • 5 takeaways from the IPCC report on extreme weather and climate change

    Flooding in Pakistan.Photo: N BCross-posted from World Resources Institute. The world must brace for more extreme weather. That is the clear message from a new report that finds climate change is likely to bring more record-breaking temperatures, heat waves, and …

  • Cities can lead on climate-change solutions — here’s how

    Rapid transit buses, like these in Los Angeles, reduce emissions and are cheaper than light rail.Photo: ChrisCross-posted from the World Resources Institute. The post was written by Manish Bapna, WRI’s executive vice president and managing director. On June 2, I …

  • United Kingdom adopts ambitious climate change target

    Cross-posted from the World Resources Institute. The post was written by Jennifer Morgan, director of WRI’s Climate and Energy Program. Today, the government of the United Kingdom took a significant step to shift to a low-carbon economy, providing clear signals …

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    How does China’s 12th Five-Year Plan address energy and the environment?

    China’s got ambition.Cross-posted from the World Resources Institute. The post was written by Deborah Seligsohn, WRI’s principal advisor on climate and energy in Beijing, and Angel Hsu, doctoral student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The draft …

  • regulate my greenhouse-gas emissions, please!

    Industry voices support EPA action on Clean Air Act

    EPA standards can help business and drive innovation.Cross-posted from the World Resources Institute. This piece is written by senior associate James Bradbury. In the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, I moderated a panel featuring representatives from businesses and public interest organizations: …

  • What can we expect on climate and energy in China in 2011?

    This will be a big year for climate and energy policy development in China, so we thought we’d highlight some of the key stories to watch out for.