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September 6th 2012
Forests provide many important goods, such as timber and paper. They also supply essential services—for example, they filter water, control water runoff, protect soil, regulate climate, cycle and store nutrients,...
August 23rd 2012
Today, August 22, is Earth Overshoot Day, marking the date when humanity has exhausted nature’s budget for the year. We are now operating in overdraft. For the rest of the...
August 22nd 2012
In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials...
August 17th 2012
At one point, the prevailing wisdom was that nations needed robust birthrates to protect their economic welfare, and that if only we could produce food more efficiently, feeding the Earth's...
August 16th 2012
As the worst drought in decades continues to afflict the Midwest and the Great Plains, it is straining a precious commodity far beneath the earth’s surface: groundwater. Take, for instance,...
August 15th 2012
China's plan to rapidly expand large coal mines and power plants in its arid northern and western provinces threatens to drain precious water supply and could trigger a severe water...
August 14th 2012
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative, Janet Jackson is worried about the high population growth in the East African Community (EAC) region saying that this is a threat...
August 9th 2012
Philippines President Benigno Aquino III is facing a test of his policy agenda as lawmakers weigh a controversial reproductive-health bill fiercely opposed by the country's influential Roman Catholic hierarchy.
July 25th 2012
The government should strengthen its population and family planning (FP) programmes immediately providing full access to a variety of contraceptive methods to help the country rein in the population boom,...
July 19th 2012
A growing number of findings from different disciplines show that human wellbeing is increasingly threatened by unsustainable population growth. These threats occur at different levels. At the global level, population...
UK - Act to keep sex ed real
The need for sex education
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