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  1. July 30th 2015  |  Tags: , ,

    United Nations population projections published

    30 July 2015 Newly released United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division projections indicate that the population of the world will increase by approximately one billion to a...
  2. July 24th 2015  |  Tags: , ,

    The Ecomodernist Manifesto

    24 July 2015 A group of scholars, scientists and activists have penned an Ecomodernist Manifesto in which they set out conditions for the achievement of a "good or even great" Anthropocene....
  3. July 17th 2015  |  Tags: , , , , ,

    United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

    17 July 2015 The first official "zero" draft of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) document has been published. The goals will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire...
  4. July 11th 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Papal opposition to contraception

    11 July 2015 Shortly after World Population Day on 11 July, the United Nations will publish their latest biennial population projections. In 2013, the United Nations issued a global population projection for...
  5. July 8th 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

    World Population Day

    7 July 2015 This Saturday, 11 July, is World Population Day. On the Day, as on every other day since the beginning of the 21st century, global human population will increase...
  6. July 2nd 2015  |  Tags: , , ,

    United Kingdom population growth soaring

    2 July 2015 Population estimates recently released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) of the United Kingdom indicate that population levels in the country are increasing at an alarming rate....
  7. June 30th 2015  |  Tags: , , , , ,

    Pope Francis fails to address population

    30 June 2015 In the first encyclical issued by Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home, he rightly expresses concern about the environment and climate change. However, Pope Francis fails...
  8. June 24th 2015  |  Tags: , ,

    Sixth mass extinction underway

    24 June 2015 A study published last week in the journal Science Advances indicates that a sixth mass extinction of animal and plant species has begun and human activity is the...
  9. June 17th 2015  |  Tags: ,

    World Refugee Day

    17 June 2015 This year's World Refugee Day on 20 June "commemorates the strength, courage and resilience of refugees." There currently are more than 50 million refugees across the globe. Many will...
  10. June 15th 2015  |  Tags: , , , ,

    World Day to Combat Desertification

    15 June 2015 World Day to Combat Desertification is 17 June. This year's theme is "attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems." Desertification occurs when drylands are degraded...