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State of the World’s Forests 2014: Enhancing the Socioeconomic Benefits from Forests

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Natural Resources,United Nations

Emphasizes how well-managed forests can contribute to sustainable development and promote food security.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization


Virginia Oyster Harvests Continue to Climb

Categories: Business/Economics,Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics

Press release announcing that the 2013/14 oyster harvest jumped 25% to an estimated 504,000 bushels.  It was the highest level since 1987.  Includes link to table with history of annual Virginia oyster harvests since 1957-58.  From the Office of the Governor


Proposal to Protect the Bristol Bay Watershed

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

Proposed regulation designed to protect Bristol Bay Alaska salmon fishery waters from damage from copper mining.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


National Transportation Statistics

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

Latest quarterly update to the database.   Features 44 updated tables in the set of more than 260 tables.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014


Examines the latest progress toward achieving the MDGs as the 2015 deadline nears.  From the United Nations


Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: Interim 2014 Report

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,United Nations

The interim report describes an approach to decarbonization at the individual country level and presents findings on technically feasible ways to cut carbon emissions in industrialized countries by 2050.  Final report to be released in connection with September 2014 summit.  From the United Nations


Consequences of Climate Change Damages for Economic Growth: A Dynamic Quantitative Assessment

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment

Attempts to assess the damage that climate change might cause to economic development.  Estimates that global GDP might decline by 0.7% to 2.5% by 2060.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development


Global Sustainable Development Report

Categories: Environment,United Nations

Calls itself a prototype, and the first and only comprehensive, global report on sustainable development.  Calls for significantly adjusting consumption and production patterns to build a more sustainable world by 2050 when the world population is expected to number 9 billion.  From the United Nations


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