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July 6, 2015

Dakota Oil Boom Demonstrates Dysfunction of Rapid Population Growth

July 6, 2015 — Williston sewage lagoon overtaxed by growing population See: http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/region/3779550-williston-sewage-lagoon-overtaxed-growing-population Williston’s sewage lagoon system can’t handle the city’s expanding population and concerns are growing about the impact it’s having on the backwaters of the Missouri River and headwaters of Lake Sakakawea. Six fish kills have been...

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July 3, 2015

How Will We Feed a World of Nine Billion People?

July 3, 2015 — How Will We Feed a World of Nine Billion People? See original/source content: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/150701-hunger-food-agriculture-population-ngbooktalk/ By 2040, the world’s population is predicted to rise to nine billion. That means two billion more mouths to feed. Even now, the earth groans under the weight of those numbers....

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July 2, 2015

One-third of world’s people still have no proper toilets

July 2, 2015 — One-third of world’s people still have no proper toilets See: AP Wire NEW DELHI (AP) – Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world’s people who have no access to them, according to...

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July 1, 2015

UK population increases by 500,000, official figures show

July 1, 2015 — UK population increases by 500,000, official figures show See: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33266792 The UK population grew by almost half a million last year to 64,596,800,according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. The “above average” increase of 491,100 from mid-2013 to mid-2014 included net migration adding...

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June 30, 2015

Opinion: ‘Laudato Si’ Should Have Lifted the Ban on Contraception

June 30, 2015 — ‘Laudato Si” should have lifted the ban on contraception See original/source content: http://ncronline.org/blogs/grace-margins/laudato-si-should-have-lifted-ban-contraception It’s been nearly a week since the much-anticipated release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. Since then, the document’s many beautiful and challenging elements have been justifiably lauded in both the religious...

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June 27, 2015

The biodiversity crisis and the environmentalist left

June 27, 2015 — The biodiversity crisis and the environmentalist left See original/source content: http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article4028 This presentation is… an appeal to Marxist and socialist environmentalists to make the biodiversity crisis — which is genuinely apocalyptic — far more central to their analysis of the overall ecological crisis than has...

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June 26, 2015

‘Abortion drone’ to fly pills across border into Poland

June 26, 2015 — ‘Abortion drone’ to fly pills across border into Poland See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/abortion-drone-border-poland-germany-women-on-waves Women’s rights groups are planning to deliver abortion pills by drone fromGermany to Poland in an attempt to help women in the country terminate their pregnancies safely. The “abortion drone” will carry World...

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June 25, 2015

Zimbabwe: Nothing ‘Wholesome’ About Zimbabwe’s Child Brides

June 25, 2015 — Zimbabwe: Nothing ‘Wholesome’ About Zimbabwe’s Child Brides See original/source content: http://allafrica.com/stories/201506240933.html Zimbabwe’s prosecutor general, Johannes Tomana, recently asserted that girls as young as 12 can consent to sex and marriage. In an interview last week, Tomana said marrying off 12-year-olds is a “practical” and “wholesome”...

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June 24, 2015

Senate Takes Aim At Family Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention

June 24, 2015 — Senate Takes Aim At Family Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention See original/source content: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/23/senate-title-x_n_7648282.html A week after the House of Representatives proposed eliminating the entire Title X federal family planning program and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, the Senate proposed keeping the programs, but slashing their funding. The Title...

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June 23, 2015

The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours

June 23, 2015 — The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/21/mass-extinction-science-warning Life on Earth is in trouble. That much we know. But how bad have things become – and how fast are events moving? How soon,...

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