World Resources Institute (WRI)

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World Resources Institute - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: Very High - Credible - Reliable


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Factual Reporting: VERY-HIGH

Notes: Founded in 1982, The World Resources Institute or WRI is a non-partisan and independent non-profit research institute based in Washington, D.C. United States.  WRI states their mission as “to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.” James A. Harmon is the Chairman of the Board and Andrew Steer is the President And CEO of The World Resources Institute.

The focus of the World Resources Institute is on to Climate, Energy, Food, Forests, and Water. Their goal is to find solutions to problems like water shortages and global climate change.  WRI partners with local and national governments, private companies, publicly held corporations, and other non-profits, and offers services including global climate change issues, sustainable markets, ecosystem protection, and environmentally responsible governance services.

WRI is awarded a 5-star transparency level by and they provide a lists of their donors on their website. They have also received top ratings from charity watchdogs.

Some examples of their analysis: “Chinese Cities and Indian State Adopt Innovative Approaches to Waste and Wastewater” and 5 Charts Show How Global Emissions Have Changed Since 1850. They utilize credible sources such as Reuters, other pro-science sources such as, as well as sources specific to the country they are covering such as moroccoworldnews. A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check. Politically, WRI supports causes that are favorable to the left such as conservation and support for action to combat climate change, however, they are always evidence-based.

Overall, we rate WRI Least Biased due to evidence-based reporting and Very-High for factual reporting based on the use of mostly pro-science sources. (M. Huitsing 4/13/2018)


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