WRI Digest Thirsty Power Plants
Power plants use a lot of water for cooling, but most don’t disclose how much. A new WRI methodology blows their cover using Google Earth. Learn more.
Thermal power plant. Photo by Beroesz/Wikimedia Commons
Indonesia’s timber exports to Europe soared last year to more than a billion dollars. All that wood was supposed to be legal but new investigations show that “timber laundering” – mixing legal and illegal timber – is widespread. Learn more.
Across the world, extreme weather, fires and floods hammered communities and smashed records, while scientists gained new insights into the links to rising global temperatures. Kelly Levin recaps 2017. Learn more.