Skip to navigation | Skip to content


Newswatch


Women shunning family planning in Nigeria
A survey recently carried out in Lagos, Nigeria has shown that more than 67 percent of women in the city are not accessing family planning services due to health-related concerns.
4 March 2015

Teen pregnancy reduced in Sierra Leone
Increased adoption of family planning methods has dramatically reduced both teenage pregnancy and abortion in Sierra Leone.
3 March 2015

San Francisco bans sales of plastic bottles
San Francisco has just become the first city in the United States to ban the sale of plastic water bottles.
2 March 2015

Poor women 'priced out' of family planning
A new report published by the Brookings Institute indicates that "low-income women are less likely to use contraception and are less likely to have an abortion once pregnant."
1 March 2015

Rainforest loss increased in the 2000s
A paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters indicates that loss of tropical forests accelerated by approximately 60 per cent during the 2000s.
1 March 2015

Combating climate change a moral duty
A significant majority of people in the United States believe combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them and world leaders to reduce carbon emissions.
28 February 2015

Average age in India to be 29 by 2020
In five years from now, the average age of India’s population will be around 29 years — among the lowest in the world.
27 February 2015

London’s changing population hotspots
The population of the capital of the United Kingdom recently breached 8.6 million, which was the peak set in 1939.
27 February 2015

Beijing's population growth approaches zero
The population of Beijing grew by only about 368,000 people in 2014. The population of the city is approximately 21.5 million.
26 February 2015

Teenage pregnancies in England hit record low
The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded.
25 February 2015

View information about earlier news articles.