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Valuing Nature’s Services Today Is an Investment in the Future

New article identifies ways in which payments for ecosystem services (PES) help protect biodiversity and mitigate climate change

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Worldwatch’s Ochs to Receive Award Recognizing Contributions to Global Sustainability Research

Washington, D.C.—Alexander Ochs, Director of Climate and Energy at the Worldwatch Institute, will receive the Sustainable Future Award today at an event in Vienna, Austria.

Biofuels Make a Comeback Despite Tough Economy

Washington, D.C.— Global production of biofuels increased 17 percent in 2010 to reach an all-time high of 105 billion liters, up from 90 billion liters in 2009.

Despite Methane Emissions Upstream, Natural Gas Is Cleaner than Coal on a Life-Cycle Basis

New study concludes that natural gas offers greenhouse gas advantages over coal despite higher EPA estimates of methane emissions from natural gas systems.

Back to School and Back to Good Food

Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet team emphasizes school food programs as a means of combating obesity and unhealthy food habits. 

Oil Consumption Hits All-Time High

Economic Recession a Blip on Oil Consumption’s Upward Climb

Worldwatch Mourns the Passing of Ray Anderson: Board Member, Champion of Sustainability, and Dear Friend

Washington, D.C.–The Worldwatch Institute is mourning the loss of Institute Board member and visionary business leader Ray Anderson, who died this week after a 20-month battl

Renewable Energy Continued Growth in 2010 Despite Recession

Renewable energy supplied an estimated 16% of global final energy consumption; Emerging and developing economies show rising share of renewables policies, investment, supply, and use

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Counting Green Jobs in China Harder than Creating Them

Most In-Depth Exploration To Date of China’s Green Economy Finds Huge Potential for Job Growth

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