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Counting to Ten Billion

Elizabeth Leahy Madsen | Posted 07.03.2011 | World
Elizabeth Leahy Madsen

The U.N.'s Population Division projected that the world will reach just over 10 billion by 2100, but this only shows us what would happen if today's demographic trends follow specific paths.

Why Family Planning Is Critical to Global Energy Strategy

Diane MacEachern | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green
Diane MacEachern

On this Earth Day we should recognize that energy demand and population growth go hand in hand. If the U.S. is serious about reducing its energy needs, supporting family planning must be part of the strategy.

Let's Bank on Nature, Not Bankrupt It

Peter Seligmann | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Peter Seligmann

We have learned that we need to do more than mobilize ecological warriors to identify and protect species. We know next to nothing about the estimated 10-30 million more that are yet to be discovered.

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?

America's Most Segregated Cities

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

In three years time, it will have been exactly six decades since the Supreme Court ruled against school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, pu...

Washington D.C.'s African American Population Plummets

The Washington Post | Carol Morello and Dan Keating | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The number of African Americans residing in the District plummeted by more than 11 percent during the past decade, with blacks on the verge of losing ...

The Twin Elephants in the Room

Paul and Anne Ehrlich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul and Anne Ehrlich

Two large-scale, interconnected trends are driving almost every other global crisis today. But don't expect to hear about them from the media.

Has Anti-Latino Sentiment Peaked?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Virgil Peck's feeble attempt at humor lines up with the more overt shrieking of those conservatives who are terrified of Latinos, immigrants, undocumented people, or all three. They know that their mindset, once the default setting for the nation, is fading away.

International Women's Day: Hold the Champagne

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

A year ago, the U.S. was in a position of global leadership on women's issues. What a difference a year makes. Congress -- or at least the U.S. House of Representatives -- is in full retreat.

Meet The World's 'Most Typical' Person

Posted 07.09.2012 | World

In a world of seven billion people, the "most typical" person is male, right-handed and of Chinese descent, according to National Geographic. But not ...

Bernanke and Limits to Growth

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

Bernanke won't put it this way, but what the markets appear to be telling us is that we live on a finite planet with finite resources.

The Fight to Save Family Planning

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

In a world beset by a growing tide of hunger, severe poverty, and social unrest, does it really make sense to cut international family planning assistance? Of course not.

Who Will Feed Egypt?

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Walker

While reports differ as to how extensive Egypt's grain reserves are, a shut off of grain imports would imperil Egypt's ability to feed itself.

New Report On International Growth Of Islam

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Washington, D.C. -- The world's Muslim population is expected to increase by about 35 percent in the next 20 years, rising from 1.6 billion in 2010 to...

8 Things You Can Do About Population

Lisa Hymas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Hymas

As we zoom toward seven billion, population growth is looking ever more hairy and daunting. But what can we do ourselves, in our own lives and communities? Here are a few ideas.

Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The final...

There's A Better Alternative To Cutting Social Security...

Mark Sunshine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Sunshine

Here's a suggestion for Senator Graham: concentrate on getting more young Americans into the economy so that the demographic grenade doesn't explode.

Cancun: Why Africa's Voice on Global Environmental Issues Is Important

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

As Cancún ends with environmental issues and policy still on the table, the voice of Sub-Saharan Africa needs to be front and center in the global debate.

Weilding Soft Power in a Post-American World

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roberto Ramos

Plenty has been written about the decline of the United States vis-à-vis the rise of the rest of the world, especially the emerging economic power ce...

Another Food Crisis

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Walker

For a full decade now, the world's farmers have not been keeping up with the world's growing appetite for food.

Not So "World-ly" Expo 2010

Fang Wu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fang Wu

"Skype was developed in Estonia." I recited this newly acquired knowledge like a mantra in search for my inner calmness, as I moved in ant speed along...

New Clear Energy

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Randall Amster

Humanity is on a collision course with reality, and the window of time in which to act is rapidly closing. This isn't a product of "dismal science" or...

Climate Change: The Upside of Getting Old

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.comWhen it comes to global greenhouse gas emissions, population size really does matter. Demographers have some good new...

India Fights Population Boom With Cash Payments To Couples Who Delay Babies

New York Times | JIM YARDLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

...If youth is India's advantage, the sheer size of its population poses looming pressures on resources and presents an enormous challenge for an alre...

Ending World Hunger for the Price of a Burger

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

While world coffers grew from a mere $1.35 trillion dollars in 1960 to over $60 trillion today, the number of empty stomach reached record levels. Tod...