Online Features

e2 - Eye on Earth

Eye on Earth e2 - Eye on Earth, a service of World Watch Magazine in partnership with the Blue Moon Fund, provides our community with a unique perspective on current events, newly released studies, and important global trends. This update service offers context to critical world events that are seemingly disparate yet often closely related, highlighting the connections between human consumption and the natural world, while telling the stories of individuals and organizations that are supporting new approaches to resource use, energy use and urban development. Eye on Earth presents the news of today with an eye towards tomorrow, illustrating how current events will shape our own future and that of generations to come.

Natural Disasters & Peacemaking

The Worldwatch Institute has launched a two-year project addressing the intersections between natural disasters, environmental degradation, conflict, and peacemaking.

China Watch

China Watch logo A joint initiative of the Worldwatch Institute and Beijing-based Global Environmental Institute (GEI), China Watch reports on energy, agriculture, population, water, health, and the environment in China—with an emphasis on big-picture analysis relevant to policy makers, the business community, and non-governmental organizations.

Energy and Climate Change

EnergyNews and resources about Worldwatch's Climate and Energy work.

Global Security

resource wars How do social, economic, demographic, and environmental pressures and the complex interactions among them connect to insecurity, instability, and violence? Worldwatch is analyzing these questions for its ongoing Global Security Project.


Discover why eating local food is one of the most significant choices you can make for the health of the planet and yourself.


Our world has 6.4 billion inhabitants today. More than 3 billion will potentially be added to our human family over the next 50 years. Yet some parts of the world actually have shrinking populations. What are the impacts of these trends on economic, social, health, and environmental issues? We've assembled population related research, links, interactives, and more within this special feature.

Environmental Milestones Timeline

Trace key moments in the modern environmental movement from the 1960s until today. Explore pivotal events, scientific breakthroughs, and obstacles through an illustrated timeline with links to further details and resources on the Web.


good stuff logo Enter the Worldwatch Institute's special online portal on the consumer society. View newly added content on consumption issues, watch video interviews, and participate in online discussions with State of the World 2004, authors.