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Population of Poland expected to shrink
Demographers are projecting that the population of Poland, which currently is approximately 38.5 million, will decrease by more than five million within the next two generations.
29 August 2015

Population of Brazil exceeds 200 million
The population of Brazil, the fifth most populous country in the world, has increased to more than 200 million.
28 August 2015

Food supply at risk from extreme weather
Climate change is causing more severe weather throughout the world, which in turn is placing agricultural production at risk.
27 August 2015

Carbon credits undercut climate change action
The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine did not represent cuts in emissions, according to a study just published by the Stockholm Environment Institute.
26 August 2015

World's 10 most populous countries in 2050
Population projections issued by the Population Reference Bureau last week indicate that India, China, the United States, Nigeria, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Bangladesh, Congo and Ethiopia will have the 10 largest populations in the world in 2050.
25 August 2015

India's population bulge a ticking bomb
India is not adequately preparing to meet the food, housing and other requirements of all of the additional people who will live in the country when its population exceeds that of China within the next 10 years.
24 August 2015

How to slow world population growth
Babatunde Osotimehin, the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, has stated that the "new mantra" of the Fund is to keep girls in school until age 18 to protect their rights and slow population growth.
23 August 2015

No carbon dioxide 'technofix' on the horizon
A study just published in Nature Climate Change indicates there is no feasible “technofix” that would allow us to go on mining and drilling for coal, oil and gas and then geoengineer a solution when the effects of climate change become calamitous.
22 August 2015

July hottest month on record
The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has reported that July was the hottest month on record.
21 August 2015

Britain has biggest families in Europe
Immigration and an apparent trend for the very wealthy to have more babies has left Britain with some of the largest families in 40 years.
20 August 2015

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