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August 27, 2015

Without Humans, The Whole World Could Look Like Serengeti

August 27, 2015 — Without humans, the whole world could look like Serengeti See original/source content: Science Daily In a world without humans, most of northern Europe would probably now be home to not only wolves, Eurasian elk (moose) and bears, but also animals such as elephants and...

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August 26, 2015

A Kenyan Op-Ed: Lamenting the Nation’s Frightening Demographics

August 26, 2015 — Kenya: Demographic Statistics Project Very Frightening Prospects for This Country See original/source content: http://allafrica.com/stories/201508180243.html The United Nations has just released the World Population Prospects (2015 Revision). This is a respected publication that summarises economic, social and environmental data from member countries of the United Nations....

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August 25, 2015

Mirror, Mirror: Whose the Most Destructive Predator of Them All?

August 25, 2015 — The human ‘superpredator’ is unique – and unsustainable, study says See original/source content: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-human-superpredator-unique-predator-carnivore-fishing-hunting-unsustainable-20150820-story.html If you’re looking for the world’s top “super-predator,” look no further than your own reflection. A new study that examined 2,125 interactions between predators and their prey found that humans kill...

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August 24, 2015

Excellent and Exceptional: A New Essay on Global Population

August 24, 2015 — The Real Demographic Challenge See original/source content: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/demographic-challenge-poor-countries-by-adair-turner-2015-08 The United Nations’ latest population projections suggest that Japan’s population could fall from 127 million today to 83 million by 2100, with 35% of the population then over 65 years old. Europe and other developed economies are aging as...

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August 21, 2015

This Guy Deserves a Medal: Leading Family Planning Efforts in Pakistan

August 21, 2015 — Pakistan: A Tough but Vital Place to Do Family Planning See original/source content: http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2015/08/Pakistan-A-Tough-but-Vital-Place-to-Do-Family-Planning#.VdcU4flVhBf A couple of years ago, I was traveling in the rural areas of Sindh Province in Pakistan and met a woman who had six children. Her resources were so meager that...

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August 20, 2015

Semi-Successfully, Filipino Anti-Choice Movement Fights Rearguard Battle

August 20, 2015 — Why do some pro-life groups hate women so much? Did you know that Sorsogon has an executive order declaring itself a ‘pro-life’ city, hence banning modern contraception? See original/source content: http://www.rappler.com/views/imho/102575-pro-life-groups-women It has been said that the devil is in the details – like the...

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August 19, 2015

Population Growth and Intense Heat Push Texas Power Grid to Limits

August 19, 2015 — High Temps, Population Growth Push ERCOT to Demand Records See original/source content: http://www.rtoinsider.com/ercot-demand-records-17050/ It had been four years since ERCOT last set a new demand record, but the Texas grid has been making up for lost time since August began. In the last two weeks,...

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August 18, 2015

Tanzania Wildlife District Implements Family Planning as Conservation Strategy

August 18, 2015 — Population growth threatens wildlife in northern Tanzania See original/source content: http://www.globalpost.com/article/6631847/2015/08/16/africa-focus-population-growth-threatens-wildlife-northern-tanzania ARUSHA, Tanzania, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — Northern Tanzania’s conservationists have embarked on a family planning education program to address rapid population growth for people living outside the Burunge Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Secretary of...

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August 17, 2015

Opinions: What if the UK Population Keeps Growing?

August 17, 2015 — What if the UK population keeps growing? See original/source content: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33882577 The UK population grew by almost half a million last year to 64,596,800. What might happen if it continues to increase? Since the end of the 1990s the UK has been experiencing a population...

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August 14, 2015

Food production shocks ‘will happen more often because of extreme weather’

August 14, 2015 — Food production shocks ‘will happen more often because of extreme weather’ See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/14/food-production-shocks-will-happen-more-often-extreme-weather Major “shocks” to global food production will be three times more likely within 25 years because of an increase in extreme weather brought about by global warming, warns a new...

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