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  • UN report: Food systems “at breaking point”

    UN report: Food systems “at breaking point”

    A new report by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) warns that our modern agricultural systems are stretched to breaking point, spelling worsening environmental impacts and an increasing threat…

  • US abortion rights under threat: what’s next?

    US abortion rights under threat: what’s next?

    On 1 December, the US Supreme Court heard the oral argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the country’s most important abortion case in decades. Here’s what happened and…

  • Plastic pollution – viral video diver talks to PM

    Plastic pollution – viral video diver talks to PM

    When British diver Rich Horner captured film of himself swimming through plastic pollution off the coast of Bali, he didn’t expect it to be viewed millions of times. After posting it…

  • Nobel laureates: population growth a major threat

    Nobel laureates: population growth a major threat

    A survey of 50 Nobel laureates has found that many recognise population growth to be among the greatest threats to humanity today. A survey carried out by Times Higher Education, in association…

  • Is the Pope heeding warnings about population?

    Is the Pope heeding warnings about population?

    According to an unconfirmed report, Pope Francis has urged people to have fewer children in order to address environmental concerns. However, the Catholic Church’s opposition to artificial contraception remains in…

  • Chris Packham speaks out on impact of population

    Chris Packham speaks out on impact of population

    Placeholder lead Population growth is stifling our green and pleasant land by Population Matters patron Chris Packham The Times published an edited version of this article on 9 January 2017. Here…

  • WWF: we are facing the next global mass extinction

    WWF: we are facing the next global mass extinction

    The 2016 Living Planet report published by WWF today pulls no punches in describing the devastation to our natural world caused by human activity. The report calculates that by 2020 populations of…

  • Teen pregnancy rates continue to fall

    Teen pregnancy rates continue to fall

    The Family Planning Association (FPA) has recently reported on the latest teenage pregnancy figures from the Office for National Statistics, which recorded a 6.4 per cent decrease in teenage pregnancies in England and Wales…