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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

Eco Economy Indicator - World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

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At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electr Read More

Eco Economy Indicator - 2013 Marked the Thirty-seventh Consecutive Year of Above-Average Temperature

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Last year was the thirty-seventh consecutive year of above-normal global temperature. According to data from NASA, the global temperature in 2013 averaged 58.3 degrees Fahrenheit ( Read More
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