Humans have converted natural land into crops for thousands of years, since the invention of agriculture. This has accelerated so rapidly that humanity has converted in 20 years a 10% of what took more than 8,000 years to convert. What does this mean for the planet?
Airports are a major part of a country’s infrastructure. In addition to being travel hubs, they also enable economic activities and play a key role in national security. But many are vulnerable to sea level rise, especially those established in low-lying coastal areas.
Multiple fires have started and spread in California over the past week. Three datasets can help government agencies and disaster preparedness groups track these fires and take preventative action.
Even though some countries are on track to narrow or even close the gender gap within our lifetimes, at the current rate of change, it will take the United States 208 years to close the gender gap.
Greenland is in the midst of a massive ice melt that could set a record. Here are five things you should know about Greenland’s ice sheet.
Although renewable energy is growing rapidly around the world, fossil fuels still make up a majority of the world’s energy use. In 2017, 81 percent of the energy the world consumed was oil, coal and natural gas. Nearly 15 billion metric tons of fossil fuels are consumed every year.
Wetlands make our lives better in unexpected ways. Explore a map of the world’s wetlands in Resource Watch’s Map of the Month series.
< Blog When you think about tackling climate change, solar panels and wind turbines might come to mind, but not necessarily the food you put on your plate. Researchers at the World Resources Institute (WRI) released a report this week detailing a five-course menu of solutions for a sustainable food system. The report contains several recommendations for […]
< Blog It’s a big month for climate action. Policymakers, business leaders and citizens are converging in San Francisco this week for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), which aims to boost international momentum for curbing climate change. The event will be followed by Climate Week in New York at the end of the month. It’s a good […]
< Blog By Sarah Parsons and Peter Kerins Fourth of July is synonymous with cookouts—more specifically, grilled meats. Americans typically consume about 150 million hot dogs over the holiday weekend—more than any other time of year—and purchase 700 million pounds of chicken and 190 million pounds of beef in the weeks preceding July 4th. Not all these foods are […]