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Help Women and Climate: Unite to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies Worldwide

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.24.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.

Retail Chatter #10

June Haynes | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
June Haynes

The common thread for a retailer, hotelier or restaurant is great service and experience; therefore, in the Caribbean, the challenge is keeping the core values consistent with its international counterparts.

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.04.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

Republican Attacks on Abortion Are Really Just Attacks on Women's Empowerment

John Seager | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
John Seager

The GOP continues to go on an anti-abortion warpath that puts women's lives and well-being at risk. It's time for Republicans to come down from their paternalistic preachy perch.

The Majority of Kentucky Is Wrong, But Just How Small of a Minority Are We?

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 09.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

People ask it all the time: "How many people are gay?" The truth is, no one really knows.

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.

Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

In Praise of China's One-Child Policy

Alon Tal | Posted 08.21.2016 | World
Alon Tal

When that happens, there will only be 1.5 billion people living there rather than 2 billion who would have absent the policy. That's an enormous difference: 500 million is exactly the number of people living in the EU! Meeting the needs of far fewer people than it would have without a one-child policy, China now has a real chance to address its many challenges and offer its people a better life.

With Kenya's Youth, The Future Is Here: Invest to Reap Demographic Benefits

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

Kenya, is at the cusp of a "demographic dividend," which could transmute Kenya's fortunes in the first half of the 21st century -- but only if the country takes the right steps towards investing in the current youthful population.

Climate Change This Week: Cap and Trade Comes, Delta Danger and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.17.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

What History Reveals About the Climate-Population Link

John Seager | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green
John Seager

While history may be a boring topic to some, I've always been fascinated by its ability to dictate the present. What we know, how we function, and where we live have all been shaped by historic moments--from an advancement in science, to the invention of a tool, or a pattern in human migration.

Still Growing: The Latest World Population Projections

Robert Walker | Posted 07.29.2016 | World
Robert Walker

An estimated 225 million women in the developing world want to avoid a pregnancy, but are not using a modern method of contraception. These women need improved access to contraceptives and the ability to decide for themselves the spacing and timing of their pregnancies.

China's Population Policy Now a Problem, Not a Solution

East-West Center | Posted 07.23.2016 | World
East-West Center

For decades China has pursued policies intended to slow population growth by reducing childbearing. Slowly, attention is shifting to the dangers of super-low fertility, population decline, and rapid aging.

Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.

How Congress Is Observing World Population Day

Robert Walker | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Robert Walker

Congress is preparing to observe the 26th World Population Day this week by slashing support for family planning and reproductive health programs at home and abroad, including UN programs serving women in refugee camps. Somebody did not get the memo.

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

Map: Which States Illinoisans Moved to the Most

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.30.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

New research from Northern Illinois University's Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) found that Illinois lost nearly 10,000 citizens between 2013 and 2014. This was the largest decline in absolute numbers of any state in the nation.

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blog...

Illinois Rewind: This Little Girl Sees the Way Forward for the State's Children

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.29.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A series of reports by the Daily Herald and WBEZ finds indisputable evidence of something we've suspected for decades: "Kids who come from poverty plainly do not perform as well as those who are born to better circumstance." Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek calls on Illinoisans to care for all children in their communities and remembers her own community-aided upbringing.

EIU Releases 2050 Economic Forecast: China Dominates

Judah Freed | Posted 06.25.2016 | World
Judah Freed

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London today released its long-term macroeconomic forecasts with key trends from now to 2050.

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Where Population Poses The Greatest Challenges

Robert Walker | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Robert Walker

Poverty is a pervasive concern in high fertility countries. The world has made progress in reducing severe poverty, but it's been exceedingly slow in countries where population growth rates remain high. While family planning can reduce demographic vulnerability, developing countries also require other forms of assistance.

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

Climate Change This Week: Solar-Plus Storage Push, Water and Energy Collide, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?