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Global populations of vertebrates -- mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish -- have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012, states a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Animals living in the world’s lakes, rivers, and freshwater systems have experienced the most dramat...
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With today's technological advancements, better and more accessible nutrition, it is easy to see why populations have sky-rocketed around the globe. Various systems of government across the world also have large impacts on population growth. It is interesting to note the difference in population bet...
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29 July 2015 – The world’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world’s third largest count...
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When ecologist Corey Bradshaw gives public talks about the state of the globe's endangered wildlife, he sees a recurrent phenomenon. At the end of the talk, in the question and answer period, "someone will stand up and say, 'You’ve neglected the elephant in the room -- human population siz...
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Doctors should be encouraging people to have smaller families for the sake of the environment, says GP "I was sterilised after the birth of my second son because I believed I had no right to have more than two children – it would have been more than my reproductive share," says Pippa Hayes, 56. "Hu...
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Climate change could affect the ratio of human males to human females that are born in some countries, a new study from Japan suggests. The researchers found that male fetuses may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Since the 1970s, temperature fluctuations from the norm ha...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Responding to the impact that a growing population and changing land use have had on the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays over the past 60 years is the focus of a research project led by Penn State and supported by a $1.4 million grant from NASA.   Researchers involved in the three-year study are...
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The real issues facing our country lurk in the shadows, blissfully ignored while impacting every one of us. Chief among these issues is overpopulation. Just how big a problem is it? Centuries ago, Thomas Malthus warned about what could happen if populations were left to grow unchecked.  Urban...
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Alan Weisman, bestselling author of "The World Without Us," tackles the world's exploding human population in his new book, "Countdown." Today, as the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its latest megareport, averring a 95 percent certainty that humans are heating up...
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Earth's population is expected to reach almost 10 billion people by 2050 but it is unclear how many the Earth can comfortably accomodate. Resources are limited, especially in poorer countries where family planning services are less available. More than seven billion people live on Earth today, and ...
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Posted by on in Newsletter Archive
The United Nations' (UN) World Population Day is annually observed on July 11 to reaffirm the human right to plan for a family. The UN has published its latest population projections, which forecast that the world’s population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1billion in 2025 and 9.6 bill...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  Washington, D.C.—More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and countries such as India and China are in need of hundreds of additional cities to accommodate growing populations. People in many cities suffer from inadequate transportation, sub-standard buildings, lack o...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Food is getting scarce - and expensive. This is no longer news. But can we really confine ourselves to thinking about the agricultural end of this problem? Larry Elliot writes in the Gaurdian that ‘the era of cheap food may be over’. He's absolutely right in one crucial fact; the world fa...
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Posted by on in Animals
  A huge proportion of Canada’s bird species are in serious decline, threatened by disappearing habitat and climate change, the first comprehensive report on the health of the country’s avian populations has found. Overall, there’s been a 12 per cent drop in bird populations since 1970, says ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Aspen Environment Forum panel says life as we know it already is changing Scott Condon Living in a world where the population is topping 7 billion and temperatures are rising is going to be anything but normal. A panel Saturday morning at the opening session of the Aspen Environment Forum painted...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Mikhael Gorbachev, Jane Goodall, Parker Liautaud, Jamie Oliver and Philippe Cousteau Jr. Mikhael Gorbachev - Green Cross International founding president and the last leader of the Soviet Union. The future is not predetermined. It depends on what we do today. In the face of every great cha...
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By Tom Quaife Movie aficionados will remember the scene from "The Graduate" where the main character, Benjamin Braddock, is at a lavish party thrown by his parents, receiving career advice from the well-heeled guests. A man takes him aside and says there is just one word to consider: plastics. Thi...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  BOGOR, Indonesia (18 January, 2011)_ Improving the health of local women in forest communities may provide powerful incentives for them to contribute to conservation efforts, says a recent study by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). However, minimal availability of he...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Population growth tends to get blamed on other people: Africans and Asians who have "more kids than they can feed," immigrants in our own country with their "large families," even single mothers in the "inner city." But actually the population problem is all about me: white, middle-class, American ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
What is the one natural substance that is MOST vital to life on Earth? Water. Without water, life is impossible for most creatures and plants.  Clean water is essential to life, and as the Earth’s population grows, water is becoming more and more a limiting factor to human life. Concentrating ...
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