Renewable Natural 

Resources Foundation

Renewable Natural Resources Foundation's mission is to advance the application of science and related disciplines to improve decision-making, interdisciplinary collaboration, and educating policymakers and the public about conserving renewable natural resources.

RNRF recognizes that sustaining the Earth's renewable resources base will require a collaborative approach to problem solving using biological, physical and social sciences, and design and engineering disciplines.


Harvard University Tracks Environmental Deregulatory Decisions by Trump Administration

Harvard Environmental Law Program Blog


This fall, the Environmental Policy Initiative launched a deregulatory tracker to keep tabs on environmental rollbacks of the Trump administration.

The idea for this project came from two high-level environmental law summits we hosted at HLS in the first six months after the 2016 presidential election. At those summits, we assembled leaders from the federal government, the states, academia, and the non-profit sector to discuss the threat to public health and environmental protection posed by the intended agenda of the new administration.

First as president-elect, then as president, Mr. Trump signaled his interest in withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord and in rescinding or weakening the Clean Power Plan, rules to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, and the Clean Water Rule – as well as in opening an unprecedented amount of public lands to resource extraction – and much more...

Read more on RNRF's blog, The Renewable Resources Report.


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American Meteorological Society: Anthropogenic Climate Change Caused Major Weather Extremes

AMS Weather Report

Last year's record global heat, extreme heat over Asia, and unusually warm waters in the Bering Sea would not have been possible without human-caused climate change, according to new research in Explaining Extreme Events in 2016 from a Climate Perspective, a report published as a special supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

In the six years scientists have been producing this annual report, this is the first time they have found that extreme events could not have happened without human-caused warming of the climate through increases in greenhouse gases. 

The new report presents 27 peer-reviewed analyses of extreme weather across five continents and two oceans during 2016. It features the research of 116 scientists from 18 countries looking at both historical observations and model simulations to determine whether and by how much climate change may have influenced particular extreme events.

As revealed in this year’s report, the influence of human-caused climate change has become strong enough to push some heat events beyond the bounds of natural variability alone. In addition, scientists are reporting increasing confidence in their findings that human-caused climate change is impacting temperature-related events on land and in the oceans.

Read more on the RNRF News page here.

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RNRF is soliciting nominations for the 2018 Sustained Achievement, Outstanding Achievement, and Excellence in Journalism Awards. Find out more here.


RNRF’s 2017 Congress on Contemporary Issues on Forest and Wildland Management was conducted December 13, 2017, at the National Union Building in Washington, D.C.

A report of summaries and findings is in production and will be available early in 2018. PowerPoint presentations will be available soon here.

Next year’s congress will focus on advancing ocean policies to meet future challenges and threats.

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