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Eco-certification in Developing Countries: Truth in Advertising?

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Resources magazine: RFF Senior Fellow Allen Blackman documents the surprising lack of hard evidence that eco-certification benefits the environment and describes some of the first Read More

Does Eco-Certification Pay? Costa Rica?s Blue Flag Program

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RFF Senior Fellow Allen Blackman and his colleagues present some of the first evidence that eco-certification programs in developing countries can have positive impacts for both th Read More

Eco Economy Indicator - World Forest Area Still on the Decline

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Forests provide many important goods, such as timber and paper. They also supply essential services—for example, they filter water, control water runoff, protect soil, regula Read More

Eco Economy Indicator - Taking Stock: World Fish Catch Falls to 90 Million Tons in 2012

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The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects that the world’s wild fish harvest will fall to 90 million tons in 2012, down 2 percent from 2011. This is close to Read More

Eco Economy Indicator - Global Grain Stocks Drop Dangerously Low as 2012 Consumption Exceeded Production

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The world produced 2,241 million tons of grain in 2012, down 75 million tons or 3 percent from the 2011 record harvest. The drop was largely because of droughts that devastated sev Read More

Eco Economy Indicator - Warmest Decade on Record Brings Record Temperatures and Weather Extremes

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In recent years weather events have whiplashed between the extremes of heat and cold, flooding and drought. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases—largely from the burning Read More

Eco Economy Indicator - Where Has All the Ice Gone?

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As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. For full report, visit the EPI website. Read More

Eco Economy Indicator - After Record 2012, World Wind Power Set to Top 300,000 Megawatts in 2013

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Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity wo Read More

Eco Economy Indicator - World Solar Power Topped 100,000 Megawatts in 2012

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The world installed 31,100 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012—an all-time annual high that pushed global PV capacity above 100,000 megawatts. There is now enough P Read More

Eco Economy Indicator - Fossil Fuel Use Pushes Carbon Dioxide Emissions into Dangerous Territory

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Increasing global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a heat-trapping gas, are pushing the world into dangerous territory, closing the window of time to avert the worst consequences Read More
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