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Policies that helped financially struggling Americans stay in their homes and keep access to water and electricity during the COVID-19 pandemic also helped reduce the spread of the virus, according to a new analysis by Duke University researchers.

A suite of executive orders that President Biden will reportedly issue on Wednesday represent an important first step in combating climate change, Tim Profeta tells The New York Times.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that Robert Bonnie will join the agency as its deputy chief of staff for policy and senior advisor on climate. Bonnie accepted his new job after working as an executive in residence for the Nicholas Institute since 2019.

Policies that more strongly recognize the value of sustainable seafood as a source of nutrition, not just a source of livelihoods, could strengthen global food security and help take a big bite out of world hunger, a new analysis by an international team of experts shows.

A hundred companies earn most of the revenue generated from ocean-based industries like offshore energy, according to a new study. Lead author John Virdin spoke to Energywire about why so much of the ocean economy is concentrated among the "Ocean 100" and discussed the implications for meeting ocean sustainability goals.

In "Streams of Revenue: The Restoration Economy and the Ecosystems It Creates,” Martin Doyle chronicles and analyzes the history, implementation and environmental outcomes of stream mitigation banking, one of many widely used market-based approaches to conservation.

Peter Thomson, U.N. special envoy for the ocean, writes in an op-ed about the role that the “The Ocean 100” corporations could play in ocean sustainability and stewardship.

Just 100 companies account for most of the profits from the world’s seas, researchers from Duke University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre said on Wednesday. The researchers are calling on the companies to help save the oceans from over-fishing, rising temperatures, and pollution, Reuters reported.

Most of the revenues extracted from use of the world’s oceans is concentrated among 100 transnational corporations, which have been identified for the first time by researchers at Duke University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.

Jonathan Phillips and Victoria Plutshack co-authored a new report "Lessons for Modernizing Energy Access Finance, Part 2 – Balancing Competition and Subsidy: Assessing Mini-Grid Incentive Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa" reviewing 20 mini-grid incentive programs in sub-Saharan Africa, 17 of which are still being implemented. A new blog post at Brookings summarizes their findings.