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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...
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...
June 29th 2012
The planet, not just the taxpayer, cannot afford large families.
Simon Ross, Population Matters chief executive, commented “Large family size is a sustainability issue, not just a question of welfare. The...
June 27th 2012
More than a year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster began, Japan is on the fast track to becoming one of the largest solar PV markets in the world, overtaking both...
June 24th 2012
Amid doubt, disappointment and division, the world's governments came together in Rio on Friday to declare 'a pathway for a sustainable century'. At the close of the Rio+20 Earth Summit, heads...
June 21st 2012
Natural assets will be recorded as part of GDP to measure how quickly they are being lost, Nick Clegg announces [at the UN Rio+20 conference]. The controversial new scheme will...
June 21st 2012
Delegates and non-governmental organisations at the UN's huge Rio+20 conference have expressed dismay that world leaders arriving on Wednesday to thrash out a deal will do little more than rubber-stamp...
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