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October 2, 2015

Family Planning & Climate Change: Connecting the Two on MSNBC

October 2, 2015 — Family Planning Rights and Climate Change: Connecting the Two Is the Right Thing to Do See original/source content: http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2015/bremner-msnbc-greenhouse.aspx (October 2015) Jason Bremner, associate vice president of International Programs, and program director, Population, Health, and Environment at the Population Reference Bureau, was interviewed on MSNBC’s Greenhouse....

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October 1, 2015

Going Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals on SRHR

October 1, 2015 — A Lancet Commission on sexual and reproductive health and rights: going beyond the Sustainable Development Goals By Ann Starrs, President and CEO of Guttmacher See original/source content: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2900250-0/fulltext The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will define a global development agenda for the next 15 years, [were] formally...

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September 28, 2015

PMC to Tackle Child Marriage in Nepal with New Radio Drama

September 28, 2015 — KENDEDA FUND AWARDS POPULATION MEDIA CENTER $1.4M TO FIGHT CHILD MARRIAGE IN NEPAL See: https://www.populationmedia.org/2015/09/21/kendeda-fund-awards-population-media-center-1-4m-to-fight-child-marriage-in-nepal/ SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – The Kendeda Fund, a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to supporting the dignity of individuals and the sustainability of communities through investments in transformative leaders and ideas,...

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September 25, 2015

Pope’s Dismissal of Population-Climate Connection is ‘Raving Nonsense’

September 25, 2015 — Pope’s climate push is ‘raving nonsense’ absent population concern, says top US scientist See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/24/popes-climate-stance-is-nonsense-rejects-population-control-says-top-us-scientist One of America’s leading scientists has dismissed as “raving nonsense” the pope’s call for action on climate change – so long as the leader of the world’s 1...

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September 24, 2015

UN Reviews Development Goals, But (Again) Ignores Population Growth

September 24, 2015 — UN Reviews Development Goals, But Again Ignores Population Growth See original/source content: http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/un-reviews-development-goals-again-ignores-population-growth NEW YORK: As world leaders convene for the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York, to reflect on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals set in 2000 and adopt more goals for...

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September 23, 2015

Land Degradation, Measured in Money, Costs $6 to $10 Trillion Annually

September 23, 2015 — World loses trillions of dollars worth of nature’s benefits each year due to land degradation 50 million migrants may be created in a decade See original/source content: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150915090404.htm To better inform the tradeoffs involved in land use choices around the world, experts have assessed the...

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September 22, 2015

Call for Entries! Population Institute’s 36th Annual Global Media Awards

September 22, 2015 — The Population Institute’s Global Media Awards are devoted to drawing attention to global population issues. The award honors those who have contributed to creating an awareness of population and family planning through their journalistic endeavors. See: https://www.populationinstitute.org/external/call_for_entries.pdf Guidelines 1. Entries must contain nominee’s complete contact information...

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September 21, 2015

Worldwatch: “Global Consumption Trends Break New Records”

September 21, 2015 — Global Consumption Trends Break New Records See original/source content: http://www.worldwatch.org/global-consumption-trends-break-new-records Washington, D.C.-From coal to cars to coffee, consumption levels are breaking records. According to the Worldwatch Institute’s latest report, Vital Signs, Volume 22: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, the acceleration of resource depletion, pollution,...

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September 18, 2015

How to Restart and Conserve an Ecosystem

September 18, 2015 — How to Restart an Ecosystem See original/source content: http://nautil.us/issue/28/2050/how-to-restart-an-ecosystem By Gregg Carr, September 17th, 2015 When I first flew over Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park in March, 2004, I saw a lush, Eden-like landscape. But I couldn’t pick out a single animal. In the 1960s, the park’s...

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September 17, 2015

WWF Issues Emergency Communique: Earth’s Oceans Dying Rapidly

September 17, 2015 — Failing fisheries and poor ocean health starving human food supply – tide must turn See original/source content: http://wwf.panda.org/?uNewsID=252532 GLAND, Switzerland – Populations of fish critical to human food security are in serious decline worldwide with some at risk of collapse according to the emergency edition of...

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