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Forty nations facing destabilization by 2045
Population growth is threatening to destabilize 40 nations — mostly developing countries — within the next 30 years.
27 July 2015

Living near trees is good for you
Researchers led by psychologist Omid Kardan of the University of Chicago have found that "urban neighbourhoods filled with trees are better for your physical health."
26 July 2015

Spain raises marrying age from 14 to 16
The governmnet of Spain has raised the minimum age for marriage from 14 to 16. The change comes only months after the age of consent was raised from 13 to 16.
25 July 2015

Voters want action on climate change
A poll recently conducted by Quinnipiac University has shown that approximately two-thirds of the people likely to vote in the next United States presidential election who live in key states believe climate change is man-made and must be addressed.
24 July 2015

China seeking to cap population of Beijing
The government of China is seeking to cap the population size of Beijing — a city plagued by water shortages, air pollution, traffic congestion and other problems — at 23 million by 2020.
23 July 2015

Ireland’s population growing the fastest in Europe
Ireland had the highest birth rate in the European Union — 14.4 babies born per 1,000 residents — and the second-lowest death rate — 6.4 per 1,000 residents.
22 July 2015

First six months of 2015 hottest on record
The first half of 2015 was the warmest first six months of any year on record globally, according to the United States National Climatic Data Center.
21 July 2015

Sustainability policy taking hold in China
The government of China is beginning to make significant efforts to incorporate sustainability practices into economic expansion in the country.
20 July 2015

Hardly any women regret having an abortion
Ninety-five percent of women who have had abortions do not regret the decision to terminate their pregnancies, according to a study published last week in the journal PLOS ONE.
19 July 2015

Climate change seen as greatest threat
Climate change is what people throughout the world perceive as the greatest global threat, according to the Pew Research Center.
18 July 2015

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