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EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions
European leaders have agreed to a broad climate change pact obliging the European Union as a whole to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030.
25 October 2014

World population by latitude and longitude
An interactive map that estimates world population at any set of geographic coordinates is now available online.
24 October 2014

Population expected to rise rapidly this century
The world population will rise to 8.3 billion by 2030 and to 9.2 billion by 2050, according to a new report by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital.
24 October 2014

How many are too many?
Experts struggle to quantify the maximum sustainable human population size of the planet.
23 October 2014

World population likely to peak by 2070
World population will likely peak at around 9.4 billion around 2070 and then decline to around nine billion by 2100, according to new population projections by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis researchers.
23 October 2014

World population could hit 12 billion
An international research team believes the world's population by the end of this century could increase by up to three billion more people than has been predicted.
22 October 2014

What if the world's population were 11 billion?
Paul Hanley, author of Eleven, answers questions about what we might expect if United Nations projections that predict our population will reach 11 billion by 2100 hold true.
21 October 2014

Amazon deforestation picking up pace
Figures released by Imazon, a Brazilian nonprofit research organisation, show that there has been a 190 per cent increase in land clearance in August and September in comparison with the same period last year.
21 October 2014

UK facing an 'agricultural crisis'
Intense overfarming has left only about 100 harvests in the soil of the United Kingdom's countryside, according to a study just published by the University of Sheffield.
20 October 2014

India launches air quality index
The index will measure eight major pollutants that impact respiratory health in cities with populations exceeding one million in the next five years and then gradually cover the rest of the country.
19 October 2014

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