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What questions are being overlooked or underappreciated when we talk about the world of tomorrow? This is the first of three exclusive sneak peeks into our newest State of the World publication.
What questions are being overlooked or underappreciated when we talk about the world of tomorrow? This is the first of three exclusive sneak peeks into our
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Happy International Day of Happiness! Are we truly measuring our progress? bit.ly/1BWuXb0
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Importing food as a response to resource scarcity has clear dangers, but in 2013, more than a third of the world’s nations imported at least a quarter of the major grains they needed.
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Following the conclusion of the United Nations climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, a busy schedule of breakout sessions has begun for Latin American business and political leaders in early 2015.
Following the conclusion of the United Nations climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, last December, a busy schedule of breakout sessions has begun for Latin
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Save the Date! April 13 is our launch event and symposium for State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability bit.ly/SOWRSVP
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Save the Date! April 13 is our launch event and symposium for State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability 
Please join the Worldwatch Institute for the release of its latest edition of the annual publication State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability, on Monday, April 13 at 1:00 pm in Washington, D.C.
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Looking for inspiration? Here's what you should consider to make this Valentine's Day the loveliest one yet.
Valentine’s Day is approaching this Saturday—but few of us stop to think about the cost to the environment. Each year, millions of people celebrate by
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Vulnerable: Dependence on food imports leaves Central America and Middle East/North Africa vulnerable to supply interruptions, whether for natural reasons (such as drought or pest infestation in supplier countries) or political manipulation bit.ly/1NEoOGu
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Now's your chance to build up your library of solutions that inspire change! Enter the code OPTIMISTIC and get 65% off of State of the World 2014: bit.ly/1ASsX34
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Growing cotton provides livelihoods for 100 million households, but not without social and environmental costs [18 slides]
Growing cotton provides livelihoods for an estimated 100 million households in as many as 85 countries. But adverse global market conditions and reliance on large doses of water, fertilizer, and pesticides impose considerable social and environmental costs. Although synthetic materials are making inroads, cotton remains by far the most important natural fiber for textiles. In 2013/14, an estimated 26.3 million tons of cotton were produced worldwi...
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The ability to continue catering to the needs of burgeoning urban populations while keeping sustainability goals in sight will depend to a large extent on how utilities evolve.
As the world tries to strike a balance between prosperity and sustainability, utilities find themselves at the eye of the storm in many of these debates. The
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Growing cotton provides livelihoods for an estimated 100 million households. But adverse global market conditions and reliance on large doses of water, fertilizer, and pesticides impose considerable social and environmental costs.
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