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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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Posted by on in Population
The subject of overpopulation is getting more daylight these days. Does this represent an opportunity? You're invited to attend a free webinar exploring this subject on Wednesday, October 26 at 9 pm U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. Learn more and register here.
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Posted by on in Population
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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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Colorado is looking for 163 billion gallons of water, and a long-awaited state plan for finding it calls for increased conservation, reusing treated wastewater and diverting more water from the Western Slope. The plan, ordered by Gov. John Hickenlooper to deal with a massive projected water shortfa...
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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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Posted by on in Population
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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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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Posted by on in Population
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 Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
It may not be immediately apparent what jellyfish, human population growth and our protein diet have in common. Take a closer look, though, and all three offer warning signs that dramatic changes are on the horizon for us and our planet. For aquarium fans, jellyfish are enchanting; for fishermen th...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Search the web and you’ll find myriad ways to conserve water in your home. Articles, blogs and downloads are long on how and short on why it matters. It seems obvious. It IS obvious even if you only read the headlines about drought, fires and regional water scarcity. But the questions often asked ju...
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Posted by on in Population
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the creation of a new program to study the impact of global changes—such as population growth, resource scarcity, urbanization, migration, and economic development—on people's lives, from their environment and health to their secur...
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Posted by on in Population
Although it's long been suspected that human activity has greatly contributed to environmental stress, it's only recently that science has begun to show just how great a role that activity is playing. In an article published in the journal Nature Climate Change, Michigan State University's Thomas D...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  It turns out converted rainforest land is neither particularly productive as farmland nor climate smart, since creating it releases huge amounts of carbon sequestered in trees. Now that we’re surrounded by 7 billion of our closest friends, it’s probably a good time to talk about how we’re ...
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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 Human Health
Demographers aren't known for their sense of humor, but the ones who work for the United Nations recently announced that the world's human population will hit 7 billion on Halloween this year. Since censuses and other surveys can scarcely justify such a precise calculation, it's tempting to imagine ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Demographers aren't known for their sense of humor, but the ones who work for the United Nations recently announced that the world's human population will hit 7 billion on Halloween this year. Since censuses and other surveys can scarcely justify such a precise calculation, it's tempting to imagine ...
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