2013 study by the University of South Dakota published in PNAS on the rate and type of land conversion in the corn-growing areas of the Midwest and the impacts on erosion, wildlife and watersheds.
2013 study from the Polytechnic University of Milan and the University of Virginia on the growing rates of international land and water purchases by nations and corporations.
2012 report from the Congressional Research Bureau on the history and current severity of U.S. national and regional droughts, including policy responses.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the total amount of water utilized by individuals and societies globally.
2010 report by the Office of Management and Budget on financial effects of government oversight of the economy.
2011 report from U.S. Forest Service on tree- and plant-thinning techniques used to reduce the chances of intense wildfires
2011 report from the World Health Organization on progress in meeting the U.N.’s health-related Millennium Development Goals..
Compendium of websites with more information on environment, energy, climate and sustainability issues
2010 paper by the World Bank on increased demand for biofuels and its societal consequences
2008 paper by researchers from Harvard, MIT and Northwestern University on the potential effect of climate change on nations’ economic growth.
2010 study by researchers from Harvard, Princeton, the University of Adelaide, and the National University of Singapore on the environmental impact across a large set of countries.
2010 study from the Nature Conservancy Center for Science and Public Policy on patterns of stream-flow depletion across 18 Arizona watersheds and possible mitigation strategies.
2010 study published in Nature magazine on the change in the level of phytoplankton activity over the last 100 years.
2008 University of Missouri at Saint Louis paper exploring the potential for hydropower in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
2008 Yale and Harvard University paper on the relative merits of policies to encourage efficient use of scarce water resources.
2009 study published in PLoS ONE assessing the U.S. food supply, consumption and waste.