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Finding a worldwide solution to population
Voluntary birth control is "the most hopeful strategy for a planet that is running low on food and potable water", according to Alan Weisman, the author of the recently published book Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth.
1 November 2014

Alarm on ocean acidifcation sounded
Sir Mark Walport, the chief scientist of the United Kingdom, has stated that, “If we carry on emitting CO2 at the same rate, ocean acidification will create substantial risks to complex marine food webs and ecosystems”.
31 October 2014

New world population projections issued by UN
The United Nations Population Division has issued a statement indicating that there is an 80 per cent probability the world’s population will be between 9.6 and 12.3 billion by 2100.
31 October 2014

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

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