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  1. April 17th 2014

    Is the methane hydrate menace avoidable?

    The world is addicted to hydrocarbons, and it's easy to see why - cheap, plentiful and easy to mine, they represent an abundant energy source to fuel industrial development the...
  2. April 17th 2014

    One million UK households overcrowded

    The latest census analysis by ONS looks into the occupancy ratings of different household types in England and Wales. The 2011 Census was the first census that collected occupancy ratings...
  3. April 17th 2014

    Iraq considers legalizing child marriage

    (...) Now the Iraqi government is poised to legalize child marriage for the nation’s majority Shiite Muslim population. But the law, which some expect to pass before this month’s parliamentary elections,...
  4. April 17th 2014

    Rising numbers affect 1/3 of English schools

    Urgent action is needed to prevent a shortage of secondary school places in a third of local authorities in England within five years, councils say. The latest predictions suggest 49...
  5. April 16th 2014

    UN conference on population ends

    The UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) concluded its 47th session, at which keynote speakers addressed: dignity and human rights; population and sustainable development; and the ‘unfinished agenda' of...
  6. April 16th 2014

    Iran considers ban on vasectomies

    Iran's parliament is seeking a ban on vasectomies and a tightening of abortion rules as the country moves away from its progressive laws on family planning in an attempt to...
  7. April 15th 2014

    Rethinking Indonesia’s population question

    When the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) met earlier this year, dire warnings were issued regarding what many see as “unsustainable” population growth in Indonesia. At the current...
  8. April 15th 2014

    Drought raises Colombia climate fears

    The rotting corpses of dead cows and wild capybaras line the road that leads from Paz de Ariporo to Hato Las Taparas in the Colombian province of Casanare. At least...
  9. April 15th 2014

    Air pollution strengthens Pacific storms

    Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is having far-reaching impacts on weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a study suggests. Researchers have found that pollutants are strengthening storms...
  10. April 14th 2014

    UN commends rise in Zambian family planning

    The Executive Office of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General has commended the Zambian Government for doubling its budgetary allocation towards family planning. Nana Taona Kuo, who is the senior...