Daily Email Recap

Every morning, Monday through Friday at approximately 9am EST, receive commentary on important population, environmental, and sustainability news that includes breaking news, new research, policy initiatives, and activist information. We produce the Daily Email as part of our issues advocacy work. We post the news items that were discussed here. You are welcome to subscribe to the Daily Email.


March 16, 2015

An American “Caste System” — Via Cost Barriers to Contraception

March 16, 2015 — Will Unequal Access to New IUD’s and Implants Worsen America’s Economic Divide? See original/source content: http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/tarico20150315 Unwanted pregnancy is contributing to a new “caste system” in America. Is that about to get worse? When new and better technologies become available only to people who are already privileged,...

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March 13, 2015

‘God commanded’ family planning, says this Muslim leader in flood-ravaged Malawi

March 13, 2015 — ‘God commanded’ family planning, says this Muslim leader in flood-ravaged Malawi See original/source content: http://kosu.org/post/god-commanded-family-planning-says-muslim-leader-flood-ravaged-malawi For two villages in southern Malawi, climate change and contraception have become intertwined. So much so, that long-held cultural assumptions are starting to change. Sheikh Mosa is chief of one of the villages, Mposa....

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March 12, 2015

Samoan PM slams family planning

March 12, 2015 — Samoan PM slams family planning See original/source content: http://www.pina.com.fj/?p=pacnews&m=read&o=106307192154ff9bc54dcd7da5656f Samoan Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has criticised the idea of family planning, saying it is “interfering” with population growth. The decision by parents to have fewer children is counterproductive because Samoa needs more people to...

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March 11, 2015

Controversial Opinion: Nature Is Losing The Battle Against Humans

March 11, 2015 — Nature Is Losing The Battle Against Humans See original/source content: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2015/03/09/nature-is-losing-the-battle-against-humans/   Let’s face it. Nature is losing. The wild places of the world are disappearing, and will continue to disappear, until they are no more. I’m glad I’ll be dead before it’s all gone.  ...

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March 10, 2015

The BBC: “The country training people to leave”.

March 10, 2015 — The country training people to leave See original/source content: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31762595 When I arrive at the state-run Housemaids Academy in Manila morning exercises are well under way. A squad of uniformed cleaners is poking feather dusters into all corners of the sitting room. In the kitchen...

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March 9, 2015

SOCIAL JUSTICE REQUIRES FAMILY PLANNING

March 9, 2015 — SOCIAL JUSTICE REQUIRES FAMILY PLANNING See original/source content: http://www.populationconnection.org/social-justice-requires-family-planning/   What do poverty elimination, gender equality, and educational and health equity have in common? None of them can be fully realized until everyone around the world has the ability to plan their pregnancies. In other...

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March 6, 2015

Sunday, March 8th: International Women’s Day 2015

March 6, 2015 — International Women’s Day 2015 See original/source content: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60469-X/fulltext The 2015 UN theme for International Women’s Day (March 8)-Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!-envisions a world in which women can exercise their choices, whether that be participating in politics or living in a society free from...

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March 5, 2015

In Uganda, New Population Advocacy Strategy Calls for Communications Experts

March 5, 2015 — Uganda’s population getting out of hand – study See original/source content: http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/665386-uganda-s-population-getting-out-of-hand-study.html A new national advocacy strategy on population calls for smaller families to address the population growth that is running out of hand if Uganda is to attain economic development. The report notes that...

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March 4, 2015

Population & the U.N. at Age 70: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration

March 4, 2015 — UN at 70: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration See original/source content: http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/02/analysis-mega-cities-mortality-and-migration-a-snapshot-of-post-u-n-world-population/ UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 2015 (IPS) – As the international community marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, one question worthy of some reflection is: Is world population better or worse...

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March 3, 2015

PNAS Study: Climate, Population Helped Spark Syrian Conflict

March 3, 2015 — Did climate change spark 2011 Syrian uprising? See original/source content: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/did-climate-change-spark-2011-syrian-uprising-115030300212_1.html A new study has said that a record drought, stoked by ongoing manmade climate change that ravaged Syria in 2006-2010 may have sparked the 2011 Syrian uprising. Researchers say the drought, the worst ever...

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