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WRI -7 hours ago

Here Comes the Sun: Residential Consumers’ Experience with Rooftop Solar PV in Five Indian Cities

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Mongabay -9 hours ago

Purus-Madeira: Amazon parks and extraordinary biodiversity at risk now

Brazil created 11 conservation units to protect the Amazon’s Purus-Madeira moist forest from development due to the BR-319 highway, but to date the preserves mostly exist only on paper....

Mongabay -9 hours ago

Pumas engineer their environment, providing habitat for other species

New research suggests that mountain lions in the western United States play an outsize role in changing their surroundings, leading the authors of the study to suggest that the big cats are “ecosystem engineers.” In a study published online Nov. 30 in the journal Oecologia, biologist Mark Elbroch and his colleagues demonstrate that the assortment […]...

Mongabay -9 hours ago

Indigenous peoples denounce ongoing land rights violations in Ecuador

Indigenous people in Ecuador say their territorial rights are being systematically violated, according to a top United Nations official. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, is urging the Ecuadoran government to form a “truly plurinational and multicultural society” in accordance with its constitution and international law. Indigenous lead...

GFW -14 hours ago

Artificial Intelligence Helps Distinguish the Forests From the Trees: Part 2

By Eric Lewandowski, Tom Swartz, Lisa Wang and Mikaela Weisse Since 2015, World Resources Institute (WRI) and Orbital Insight have worked together with a grant from the Generation Foundation to find new applications of computer vision and deep learning that will support Global Forest Watch in better monitoring the world’s forests. This blog is Part […] The post Artificial Intelligence Help...

WRI -15 hours ago

4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods

4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods Comments|Add Comment|PrintA community resiliency workshop in Surat, India. Photo by Lubaina Rangwala/WRI As 21st century cities continue to grow, their capacities to adapt, learn and transform need to increase as well, especially in vulnerable neighborhoods. Cities are key players in the global movement to address the threats posed by cl...

WRI -16 hours ago

Prepared Communities: Implementing the Urban Community Resilience Assessment in Vulnerable Neighborhoods of Three Cities

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Forest2Market -16 hours ago

US Plywood Imports from Brazil on Track to Increase 34% in 2018

According to trade data compiled by the US Census Bureau through September 20181, plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood imports to the US from Brazil are on track to increase by nearly 0.192 billion square feet (BSF), or 34 percent, over 2017. This increase would result in a vessel customs value of $343 million—which is 55% above the $222 million vessel customs value ob...