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[greenyes] Worldwatch: Global Trends Now Online

FYI, seems like a good resource for those looking for comparative info,
studies, etc.

Patty Bates-Ballard
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- Worldwatch and German Government Launch <> International Biofuels Project

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<> Meat: This
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Number of 33 U.S. food processing industries in which consolidation from
1973 through 1992 led to lower consumer prices

Number in which the effect was zero or unknown

Number in which it led to higher prices
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Worldwatch Global Trends Now Online!

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Global Trends Now!*

Have you needed reliable data on deaths from urban air pollution to help
galvanize support for public transport? Ever wondered where you could find a
chart or graph comparing nitrogen fertilizer consumption in different world
regions? Would PowerPoint slides of the economic and insured losses from
weather-related disasters over time help you clinch a deal or underscore a
point to your Board?

You can find these, and much more, in Worldwatch Institute's newest
compilation of critical economic, environmental, and social
indicators--formerly known as Signposts and now available as Worldwatch
Global Trends.

This year's set of trends includes 180 updated indicators and 36 new ones,
including new indicators for Water in the Agriculture, Food, and Water
Category; Solar and Biodiesel in the Energy category; and a brand new
Ecosystems and Biodiversity category.

Each indicator is represented by charts, graphs, an Excel spreadsheet for
manipulating the raw data, and PowerPoint slides for use in classroom and
boardroom presentations.

Each of the 216 indicators is now available for purchase and download on
Worldwatch's website at: http://www.worldwatch/globaltrends/
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Vital Signs Fact of the Week

"Firing up the Barbie": As Meat Consumption Rises, More Consumers Demanding
Organic, Grass-fed and Humanely-Raised Products

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By 2020, people in industrialized countries will consume 90 kilograms of
meat a year--the equivalent of a side of beef, 50 chickens, and one pig.
Worldwide meat production continues to grow, with an estimated 258 million
tons produced in 2004, a two-percent increase from 2003. Since the 1970s,
meat production has more than doubled because of higher demand and the
introduction of large-scale production processes.

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Worldwatch Live Online Discussion: "Sri Lanka: Six Months Later"

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Join the Worldwatch Institute's Leanne Mitchell and Dilena Pathragodo from
Sri Lanka's Centre for Environmental Justice for an online discussion on
Thursday, June 30, 2005 about the ongoing social and environmental impacts
of last year's southeast Asian tsunami.

In the six months since the tsunami hit, Dilena and the Centre for
Environmental Justice have been building awareness in Sri Lanka and around
the world about the need for building and maintaining environmental
protection mechanisms that may save the country's coastline and its people.

Leanne was in Sri Lanka earlier this year, where she saw first hand how
unnatural factors--such as the destruction of coral reefs and other natural
barriers--may have left many regions exceptionally vulnerable to the natural
disaster. "Whether the government of Sri Lanka or the people rebuilding
along the coast will heed this environmental message is still unclear," she
wrote in her first person piece in the July/August issue of World Watch

Submit your questions and comments for this online discussion now at
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the free corresponding World Watch magazine article
<> "Worldwatch
First-Person: Sri Lanka, After the Deluge."

Worldwatch and German Government Launch International Biofuels Project

Washington, D.C.--The Worldwatch Institute and the German Ministry for
Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture have launched a new project on the
global potential and implications of large-scale use of biofuels for

"Soaring oil prices, growing security concerns, and farmers' search for new
markets have combined to create a super-charged market for biofuels,
boosting consumption by 70 percent over the past three years," said
Worldwatch Institute president Christopher Flavin. "With country after
country adopting tax breaks and regulations designed to boost the use of
biofuels, it is urgent that governments assess strategies for maximizing the
economic, social, and environmental benefits of biofuels development."

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