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Greenhouse gas fear over meat production
Research done at Cambridge and Aberdeen Universities suggests that greenhouse gas emissions from food production will increase by 80 per cent if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.
1 September 2014

Climate change to 'ruin Hawaii'
According to a report just published by the University of Hawaii, the islands of Hawaii and others in the Pacific will be "unrecognizable in the coming years as climate change makes them hotter, arid, stormy and even disease-ridden".
31 August 2014

Swiss population growth rate high
Switzerland experienced a 1.3 per cent population growth rate in 2013 — one of the highest rates in Europe — making the total population of the country 8,139,600.
31 August 2014

Brazil population now 202 million
The population of Brazil is now more than 202 million, according to figures just released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.
30 August 2014

Population of Oman to rise by 60 per cent by 2040
The National Centre for Statistics and Information of Oman has published a report indicating that the population of the country will increase by 2.4 million or 60 per cent during the next 25 years.
30 August 2014

Half of Syria's population displaced by war
A report issued by the United Nations today indicates that approximately half of the population of Syria has been displaced by civil war.
29 August 2014

Beijing’s booming population risking instability
Beijing government officials are concerned that rapidly increasing rural migrants may overtax the city's infrastructure in the near future.
28 August 2014

Economic abundance & shrinking population
Perhaps one of the most common myths around today is the notion that a shrinking overall population naturally causes or leads to economic decline.
28 August 2014

Some climate change impacts now 'inevitable'
A leaked draft United Nations report on climate change indicates that "failure to heed...scientific advice regarding fossil fuel emissions have made large-scale climatic shifts inevitable".
27 August 2014

Shrinking population a bad thing?
Adair Turner, a member of the UK's Financial Policy Committee and House of Lords, argues that "a stable or slightly declining population would likely be optimal for human welfare" and that "for the world as a whole, it is a desirable goal".
27 August 2014

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