On Tuesday, April 16, the Worldwatch Institute will release the latest edition of its annual flagship publication, State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?, in Washington, D.C.
UN climate talks have yet to deliver much for the world’s poorest people, who are already struggling with the impacts of extreme weather and rising seas. But on the ground, researchers and aid workers are getting on with the job of trying to help those communities protect themselves from climate shifts, and even improve their lives amid increasingly harsh conditions.
Watching the Weather to Protect Life and Property is the theme of World Meteorological Day (23 March) which also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the World Weather Watch: a symbol of global cooperation born at the height of the Cold War.
As World Water Day approaches, new Worldwatch Institute study examines global water use and steps to address water scarcity
A High-level Meeting on National Drought Policy, organized by three United Nations institutions, aims to promote practical and proactive policies at the national level to make drought-prone countries more resilient.
Probing the secrets of volcanoes and diamonds, sources of gas and oil, and the origins of life itself, Deep Carbon Observatory scientists publish landmark volume 3 years into historic 10-year, $500 million global collaboration.
The influence of climate change on tropical cyclone activity in the western North Pacific basin remains uncertain and more research will be required to understand the relative contributions of natural variations and climate change linked to human activity, according to a new analysis of the world’s most active tropical cyclone region.
New Worldwatch Institute report examines the global rate of coal and natural gas consumption and production
Worldwatch Institute highlights solutions for more inclusive and sustainable urban development
Climate change is considered by many to be the greatest challenge to humanity -- a “perfect storm” that will lead to unprecedented social and ecological impacts unless addressed in a comprehensive, urgent manner.