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Worldwatch Publications

Worldwatch regularly publishes three types of research. Many of our research products are available to download for free.

Vital Signs

Worldwatch’s Vital Signs series provides business leaders, policymakers, and engaged citizens with the latest data and analysis on the sustainability trends that are shaping our future. Vital Signs Online tracks trends in the following categories: Energy & Transportation, Food & Agriculture, Environment & Climate, Global Economy & Resources, and Population & Society. Each trend includes full datasets and complete referencing.

Subscribe to Vital Signs Online today for full access to concise, data-driven analysis; presentation-ready charts and graphs; and Excel worksheets for data manipulation and comparative analysis.

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State of the World and Reports

From policymakers and professors to journalists and students, the changemakers of today and tomorrow rely on Worldwatch for cutting-edge, unbiased research. For more than 30 years, the Institute’s reports have catalyzed effective environmental decision making worldwide.

Our main research products include our flagship annual State of the World report and the Worldwatch Report series, which tackles the most pressing issues in environmental sustainability as they arise. We also release occasional full-length books on selected topics, and our free Good Stuff publication offers advice on green living.

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Worldwatch Magazine Archives

Worldwatch researchers track the latest global sustainability developments through a variety of news reports, opinion pieces, and provocative analysis.

Uncover articles from the award-winning World Watch magazine (published 1988-2010), connecting the dots between the natural world and the people who inhabit it. Also, find slideshow presentations delivered by Worldwatch researchers at events and conferences worldwide [coming soon].

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