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Population 7 Billion: What's The Impact? (SLIDESHOW)

First Posted: 10/31/11 11:29 AM ET   Updated: 10/31/11 01:32 PM ET

We're officially there. As we hit the 7-billion mark Monday, celebrations were held around the globe. But what's the toll of this growth on struggling populations, on the environment and on already-strained cities? 7 Billion Actions provides everything you need to know surrounding actionable news on the topic. Here's a glimpse:

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As the population grows, extreme poverty, lack of food, inequality and other factors persist in many of the poorest countries. The main solution is to reduce poverty by investing in health and education, according to 7BillionActions. Help by supporting the organization CARE, which fights global poverty.
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