Issues & Trends
|World leaders sound alarm over global water crisis
UNITED NATIONS -- The World Bank and the U.N. are sounding the alarm over a global water crisis. A joint report released Wednesday says that 40 percent of the world's population is affected by water scarcity.
|Water shortages could affect 5bn people by 2050, UN report warns
More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies, according to a UN report on the state of the world’s water.
|"Paris of the oceans" pact crucial to save seas, says WWF head
People should pay attention to the origins of their seafood and push companies to play their part in ocean conservation - Pavan Sukhdev
|Corruption is still rife around the world
At least 6bn people around the world live in corrupt countries, according to Transparency International’s (TI) latest ranking of perceptions of corruption in the public sector. Based on surveys with analysts and business folk, TI found 69% of countries scored less than 50 (100 being “very clean”) in its index for 2017.
|Want To Find Global Warming? It's Time To Get Planting.
THE GOOD NEWS:
1.5 million volunteers in India planted 66 million trees in 12 hours to set a world record and combat the effects of climate change.
|See how the world's aid flows with our competition winner
The results of the Guardian Data/Google competition are in and this is our winner. We asked you to visualise for us how aid flows around the world - and we received so many great entries we will be showcasing more here.
|Urban Observatory Compare Cities
"When you imagine people living densely packed, you may think of New York City. But a new report from the Census Bureau shows California is home to the most densely populated metro areas in the United States," according to KPBS.
|Electric Vehicle Outlook 2017
Our global long-term Electric Vehicle Outlook (EVO) forecasts passenger EV adoption out to 2040 and the impact that electrification will have on automotive and power markets, as well as on fossil fuel displacement and demand for key materials.
|Renewable Electricity Futures Study
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Renewable Electricity Futures Study (RE Futures) is an initial investigation of the extent to which renewable energy supply can meet the electricity demands of the continental United States over the next several decades.
|Scientific consensus: Earth's climate is warming
Temperature data from four international science institutions. All show rapid warming in the past few decades and that the last decade has been the warmest on record.