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Restoring Rio de Janeiro’s Forests Could Save $79 Million in Water Treatment Costs

Jan 15, 2019
World Resources Institute - Rio de Janeiro boasts the world's largest water treatment plant, and it's working overtime.

7 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2019

Jan 15, 2019
World Resources Institute - One hundred years ago, 1919 was a really big year: Countries signed the Treaty of Versailles to end World War I, Mahatma Gandhi began his nonviolent resistance against British rule, the Grand Canyon became a national park. And on a lighter note, pop-up toasters entered kitchens for the first time!

Taiwan’s Circular Economy: A Model for Global Sustainability?

Dec 10, 2018
TheNewLens - The world’s largest economies may do well to follow Taiwan in making strides towards a circular economy.

The blight of Tetra Paks covering Vietnam's beaches and towns

Dec 10, 2018
The Guardian - More than 8bn Tetra Paks are sold every year in Vietnam – and only a few percent are recycled. It’s having a devastating effect on the environment.

Urban mining: In search of Europe’s valuable waste

Nov 26, 2018
Euractiv - Each year Europe wastes millions of tonnes of valuable metals by landfilling or exporting them. How can policy measures increase the recovery of these materials?