Posts Tagged Population growth

As Water Scarcity Increases, Desalination Plants Are on the Rise…

After decades of slow progress, desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe. Costs for processing salt water for drinking water have dropped, but it remains an expensive option and one that creates environmental problems that must be addressed… Read about this rise in desalination processes here at Yale Environment 360: […]

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Future Humans May Call Us the ‘Chicken People,’ and Here’s Why…

Some ancient peoples have been identified by the pottery or tools that they used, but humans in the future just might refer to us as the ‘chicken people’. A study published recently in the Royal Society Open Science journal explains why… Read about it here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/64280-chickens-taking-over-world.html

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Climate Change Leading to Water Shortage in Andes, Himalayas…

Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau, according to researchers at The Ohio State University who have been studying glaciers in those areas for decades… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/56269-climate-change-leading-to-water-shortage-in-andes-himalayas

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Can Sustainable Development Co-Exist with Current Economic Growth?…

(Intro from enn.com) New research confronts the elephant in the room – the ‘trilemma’ of population growth, economic growth and environmental sustainability – and reveals the vast incompatibility of current models of economic development with environmental sustainability… Read the full article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55338-can-sustainable-development-co-exist-with-current-economic-growth

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How would alien civilizations deal with climate change?…

New research asks a big question: Is there such a thing as a sustainable civilization, perhaps one that lies far beyond our own galaxy? Or are all civilizations doomed to destroy themselves? Read this full article at Futurity.org: How would alien civilizations deal with climate change?

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Nowhere to Hide from Climate Change…

TOGORU, Fiji, Jan 2 2018 (IPS) – The water is nibbling away the beaches of Fiji. Not even the dead are allowed peace of mind. The graveyard of Togoru – a village on the largest island of Fiji – has been submerged. The waves are sloshing softly against the tilted tombstones covered with barnacles. The […]

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Effects of climate change could accelerate by mid-century…

Summary:  Environmental models are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century, and a number of ecosystem and weather conditions could consistently decline even more in the future… Read the article here @ sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171214144522.htm

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Caribbean: Rethinking Progress in Sustainable Development Era…

“United Nations Assistant Secretary General and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean…” Source ipsnews.net: Caribbean: Rethinking Progress in Sustainable Development Era

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15 Current Environmental Problems That Our World is Facing…

Summary: All across the world, people are facing a wealth of new and challenging environmental problems everyday. Here are 15 major current environmental problems that our world is facing today. Pollution Global Warming Overpopulation Natural Resource Depletion Waste Disposal Climate Change Loss of Biodiversity Deforestation Ocean Acidification Ozone Layer Depletion Acid Rain Water Pollution Urban […]

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Can Data-Driven Agriculture Help Feed a Hungry World? by John Roach: Yale Environment 360…

“Agribusinesses are increasingly using computer databases to enable farmers to grow crops more efficiently and with less environmental impact. Experts hope this data, detailing everything from water use to crop yields, can also help the developing world grow more food…” Source: Can Data-Driven Agriculture Help Feed a Hungry World? by John Roach: Yale 360   […]

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To Preserve the Earth, Rethink Our Relationship with Nature…

The planet faces a booming population, but a stark future can be avoided if nations push for sustainable development. Source: To Preserve the Earth, Rethink Our Relationship with Nature (Op-Ed)

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We know how to reduce earthquake deaths. So why aren’t we doing it?…

From an article published on ‘vox.com’… “Earthquakes don’t kill people. Buildings do…” This article from Vox.com seeks to analyse the issues of the vast amount of earthquake deaths occurring despite improvements in building codes and warning system methodologies, exploring possible reasons such as population growth, funding, corruption and governance, and even complacency. Read the full […]

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Protecting biodiversity in the Caribbean…

In the following article published by ‘ipsnews.net’ (Q&A: “Protect Your Biodiversity”), IPS correspondent Desmond Brown chats with Richard Huber, chief of the Sustainable Communities, Hazard Risk, and Climate Change Section of the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organisation of American States (OAS), about renewable energy and energy efficiency. Read some excerpts from the interview here: Q&A: “Protect Your […]

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Key links between consumption, climate change…

“Models of future climate scenarios have taken insufficient account of population patterns and trends, according to a UCL review to be published in the print edition of The Lancet in November 2013. The review, “Population, development, and climate change, links and effects on human health”, examines the interconnections between population growth and climate change, from the perspective of […]

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Our Overcrowded Planet: A Failure of Family Planning by Robert Engelman: Yale Environment 360

From Yale Environment 360… …With the latest world population growth projections highlighting double digit billions by 2100, president of the Worldwatch Institute, Robert Engelman, zeros in on the issue of family planning in low-income countries especially in light of physical environment changes such as: climate change, dwindling water supplies, or decreases in the availability of […]

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