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Dec 30, 2013, 09:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: WRI's Stories to Watch in 2014

 The World Resources Institute will host Stories to Watch 2014 on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington,...

Feb 04, 2013, 13:02 ET

ADVISORY: Report Launch: Can the U.S. Get There From Here?

WRI to release major new report on climate change and U.S. emissions On Wednesday, February 6, the World Resources Institute will host an...

Jan 08, 2013, 08:59 ET

ADVISORY: WRI's Stories to Watch in 2013

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: For Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 9:00 a.m.  Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, WRI will host its annual...

May 23, 2012, 15:24 ET

WRI Celebrates 30 Years at "Courage to Lead" Dinner

Dinner recognizes philanthropist and Mayor Michael Bloomberg; honors Stephen Ross and Jonathan Lash; Raises more than $1 million to support...

Jan 09, 2012, 10:39 ET

ADVISORY: WRI's 9th Annual "Stories to Watch"

The World Resources Institute will host its 9th Annual "Stories to Watch" event on January 10, 2012, looking ahead to the big environmental and...

May 11, 2011, 17:16 ET

Jonathan Lash to Resign as President of WRI; Heading to Hampshire College

Manish Bapna, current managing director, to serve as acting president beginning July 2011 Jonathan Lash announced today that he will be resigning...

Feb 22, 2011, 13:15 ET

MEDIA EVENT: 'Reefs at Risk Revisited' Launch at National Press Club

MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 AT 9:30 A.M. EST Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Administrator, NOAA, and leading experts discuss report...

Dec 23, 2010, 10:07 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Jonathan Lash's 8th Annual 'Stories to Watch in 2011'

For Planning Purposes for Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. EST The following was issued today by World Resources Institute: WHAT:...

Jan 04, 2010, 14:59 ET

WRI's Jonathan Lash to Brief Journalists on Environmental 'Stories to Watch' for 2010

The following was released today by the World Resources Institute: WHAT: For the seventh straight year, Jonathan Lash, president of the...

Sep 14, 2007, 01:00 ET

More European Companies Switch to Green Power

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A growing number of European companies are switching to renewable energy for their...

Sep 07, 2007, 01:00 ET

States Can Take Key Steps to Influence Federal Climate Change Policy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A World Resources Institute analysis has identified certain state actions that historically have...

May 29, 2007, 01:00 ET

Connections Between Poverty and Ecosystems Mapped in New Kenya Atlas

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new atlas of Kenya -- designed to improve understanding of the relationships between poverty...

May 14, 2007, 01:00 ET

WRI Establishes First Business Case for Community Consent

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Multinational corporations and financial institutions that seek local community consent for their...

May 11, 2007, 01:00 ET

New Report Shines Light on Challenges of Providing Clean, Affordable Electricity in Asia

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The governments of India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines must improve transparency and...

Mar 19, 2007, 01:00 ET

New Analysis Reveals $5 Trillion Market at Base of the Pyramid

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four billion people who live in relative poverty have purchasing power representing a $5...

Dec 11, 2000, 00:00 ET

New WRI Report Shows Striking Declines in World's Grasslands

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released today by the World Resources Institute (WRI) warns that the world's grasslands have...

Sep 15, 2000, 01:00 ET

Landmark Report Urges New Approach To Stem Widespread Decline in World's Ecosystems

WASHINGTON and BERGEN, Norway, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A landmark assessment released today during a meeting of the world's top environment...

Sep 07, 2000, 01:00 ET

WRI Welcomes U.S. Support and Satellite Maps For new Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute (WRI) today welcomed the US government's support of the Millennium Ecosystem...

Feb 29, 2000, 00:00 ET

World Resources Institute: Digital Technology Paints Pictures Of World's Forest Under Threat

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique combination of satellite imagery, geographic information systems (GIS), mapping software, the...

Feb 01, 2000, 00:00 ET

WRI Elects Eight New Board Members

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute (WRI) recently elected eight new board members: scholars, businessmen,...