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Cecil the Lion and The Connection With Family Planning
Environment  (tags: conservation, population growth, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, nature, wildlife, endangered )

- 1019 days ago -
Can family planning help protect endangered species? If we are to truly protect Nature, we need to support voluntary family planning - and women and girls - in a world of 7 billion people and rising.
Is a World of 29 Billion People Sustainable?
World  (tags: population growth, population pressure, human rights, climate change, sustainability )

- 1396 days ago -
A Canadian environmentalist believes the planet can easily handle a population of 29 billion people by 2100, as Earth's resources are "limitless." What do you think?
California's Drinking Problem: The Urgency to Use Less Water
Environment  (tags: water scarcity, California drought, population growth, climate change )

- 1403 days ago -
A recent water survey shows that Californians actually increased their water use amid the worst drought in decades. How bad is the drought, and how bad is it that some Californians (read southern coastal cities) are not reducing water consumption?
The Fork in the Road: Which Way This World Population Day?
World  (tags: World Population Day, population growth, human rights, youth, reproductive rights, women's empowerment, sustainability )

- 1409 days ago -
It's World Population Day. There are over 7 billion people on the planet. It's easy, though, to get caught up in the numbers. Real solutions go beyond the numbers, and should remind us that we are dealing with real people. What's working?
Carbon Emissions Just Keep Going Up, Up, Up
World  (tags: climate change, carbon emissions, population growth, economic growth )

- 1411 days ago -
For three months in a row, carbon levels have remained above 400 ppm. It's been a few years since atmospheric concentrations have been this high - somewhere between 800,000 and 15 million years ago. Should we care?
How Global Forest Watch Is Changing the Way We Fight Deforestation
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, forestery, deforestation )

- 1419 days ago -
Global Forest Watch, an online mapping tool for detecting forest change, launched less than six months ago. Since then, the site is already being put to use by a number of governments and environmental organizations to better protect their forests.
Corporate Rights Trump Women's Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Affordable Care Act, reproductive rights, reproductive health, Hobby Lobby, women's rights )

- 1419 days ago -
The U.S. Supreme Court continues to push corporate rights over peoples' rights, this time with a ruling that family-owned corporations are not required to provide health coverage for contraceptives if they object on religious grounds.
Acts of Violence Against Women: From India to the Congo to the USA
World  (tags: women's rights, gender violence, rape, culture, girls' empowerment )

- 1433 days ago -
Violence against women isn't specific to countries or culture. Acts of violence against women occur every minute of every day all over the world, in developing countries and developed nations.
Time to Shed Our Fear: Words of Wisdom From An Inspiring Woman
Environment  (tags: World Environment Day, sustainability, climate change, environmental justice, women's rights )

- 1445 days ago -
It's World Environment Day, and a good time to reflect on words of wisdom from Wangari Maathai, as the world grapples with a changing climate and increasing environmental degradation. The late environmentalist left many words of wisdom and hope for us.
A World of Demands on Our Farmlands
Environment  (tags: globalization, industrial agriculture, small scale farmers, climate change, Population Growth )

- 1451 days ago -
Small farmers often twice as productive as large farms and are more environmentally sustainable, yet the world's food supplies are at risk because farmland is becoming rapidly concentrated in the hands of elites and corporations.
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