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Eye on Earth e2 - Eye on Earth, a service of World Watch Magazine in partnership with the Blue Moon Fund, provides our community with a unique perspective on current events, newly released studies, and important global trends. This update service offers context to critical world events that are seemingly disparate yet often closely related, highlighting the connections between human consumption and the natural world, while telling the stories of individuals and organizations that are supporting new approaches to resource use, energy use and urban development. Eye on Earth presents the news of today with an eye towards tomorrow, illustrating how current events will shape our own future and that of generations to come.

The Greening of Labor

Employment in environmentally sustainable industries is spreading worldwide - from Texas to Germany to Kenya.

World Watch Magazine: Jim Hansen on Climate Change

If any single event put climate change on the world's policy radar, it was the Senate testimony of NASA scientist James Hansen on June 23, 1988. On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of that event, World Watch's Ben Block talked with Hansen about its impact.

EU Behind in Meeting Key Environmental Targets

The European Union is struggling to satisfy many of its major

The European Union is struggling to satisfy many of its major environmental goals.

Developing World to Receive Billions in Clean Energy Investments

U.S. President George W. Bush urged Congress to commit $2 billion toward his proposed international clean energy technology fund at the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC).

EU Joins Growing Methane Partnership

On Tuesday, the European Union formalized its pledge to participate in the Methane to Markets Partnership, the world’s largest exchange of methane-based energy resources.

Oil Price Hits All-Time Record

It finally happened this week. The price of oil passed the all-time inflation-adjusted peak of $103.76 that was set in April 1980. What’s going on?

Can Japan Convince International Community to Support “Sustainable” Whaling?

The International Whaling Commission’s 78 members are meeting in London next month in an effort to reach agreement on whale conservation rules. Meanwhile,

The International Whaling Commission’s 78 members are meeting in London next month in an effort to reach agreement on whale conservation rules. Meanwhile, global whale hunting continues to increase.

Worldwatch Perspective: Peacekeeping, a Study in Contradictions

At the behest of its member governments, the United Nations keeps taking on new and increasingly complex peacekeeping challenges, including

The United Nations keeps taking on new and increasingly complex peacekeeping challenges, but U.N. missions today don’t just involve monitoring of ceasefire lines. And peacekeeping suffers from major problems, starting with money.

“Green Economics”: Turning Mainstream Thinking on Its Head

A few years ago, a homeowner in Las Vegas—a place that gets maybe five inches of rainfall a year—was confronted by a water district inspector for running an illegal

Ideas about how the world works that don’t accord with reality can be unhelpful. That’s especially true about mainstream economics. But in recent decades, economics theoreticians and researchers have suggested a variety of reforms that would make economics truer, greener, and more sustainable.
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