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United Nations focuses on desertification
The United Nations has announced a new initiative called Action Against Desertification, which is aimed at curbing the spread of land degradation and building resilience to climate change.
30 October 2014

Horse-trading on climate change
The political horse-trading that took place prior to the European Council reaching agreement on the European Union’s Climate and Energy Package for 2030 is a harbinger of things to come on the wider international stage.
29 October 2014

No way to stop human population growth?
Research recently completed at the University of Adelaide in Australia indicates that a combination of family planning programs and education for women is the most effective way of reducing population growth.
28 October 2014

Population decline not an environmental quick fix
A new study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that reducing the Earth’s human population wouldn’t be a “quick fix” for environmental problems.
28 October 2014

New UN report on climate change issued
Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft United Nations report due for approval this week.
27 October 2014

Sustainability is 'all about efficiency'
Rhonda Clark, Vice President of Environmental Affairs of UPS, the largest shipment company in the world, discusses methods of maximizing sustainability.
27 October 2014

Nigerian states promoting family planning
The governments of 20 states in Nigeria have begun pilot programs intended to reduce maternal fatalities by strengthening family planning throughout the country.
26 October 2014

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

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