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Report: World Has Lost Over 100 Billion Hours Sitting Through DVD Anti-Piracy Warnings

James Napoli | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy
James Napoli

In a statement issued earlier this week, the President said, "Look, people, when you binge, all the episodes blend together anyway. Let's be more sensible in the way we take in product with anti-piracy messages."

Will Organic Agriculture Feed the World?

Melody Meyer | Posted 08.14.2015 | World
Melody Meyer

No longer can you believe that our opulent world of supermarkets is the norm across the planet. The U.S. represents a small portion of the world's population and we will not be the source of the explosion of hungry comrades in the years to come.

Still Growing: The Latest World Population Projections

Robert Walker | Posted 07.29.2015 | 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.

The Global Extremes of Population Density

Max Galka | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Max Galka

Only 5 percent of the world's population lives in the entire blue region. For comparison, the same number of people live in the small red region. Believe it or not, it's true. There are just as many people living in the small red area as there are living in all the blue areas combined.

Women and Natural Disasters: Protecting the World's Most Vulnerable Populations

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 07.14.2015 | College
Ariel Smilowitz

Over ten years ago, on December 26, 2004, an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered one of the deadliest tsunamis ever recorded, an event that ushered the destruction of over 200,00 lives -- and even more livelihoods -- throughout Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the east coast of Africa.

World Population Day: Addressing Food Deserts in the Land of Plenty

Brian Kennell | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

More than 6.5 million American children live in food deserts. Making it possible for those children to get leafy greens, milk, juice and fresh fruit on their tables at home and experience food security will require still more education, innovation and effort on the part of many of the companies and organizations involved in the supply chain.

The Pope on Childess Couples

Robert Walker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Walker

It can reflect a deeply held concern about the damage that we are inflicting upon the natural world and what that means for future generations, not to mention all the other creatures with whom we share this planet.

Addressing a World of Inequities on World Population Day

Pamela Barnes | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Some see WPD as a day to focus on the population "boom," or overpopulation, but ultimately this just distracts people from a universal truth: If women and girls can access contraception, they are more likely to finish school, they will have fewer children by choice, and they are more likely to prosper.

Number Of City Dwellers Expected To Double By 2050

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 12.10.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of city dwellers is at an all-time high of about 3.5 billion and will nearly double in the next 30 to 40 years, wit...

Morsi's Choice, Democracy, and the Fate of the World

Robert Walker | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Robert Walker

Democratic rule is always preferable to authoritarian rule, but that does not mean that democratically-elected governments -- including Morsi's -- always make wise decisions... or make them in time to avert disaster.

World Population Day Raises Teen Pregnancy Awareness

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact

The United Nations designates every July 11 to highlight issues related to population growth, including environmental sustainability, global developme...

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

Why We Deny The Realities Of Population Growth

Laura Carroll | Posted 07.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Laura Carroll

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat if we made our first obligation to the planet and those already here, and that means not just humans, but as conservationist Dave Foreman calls them, "wild things" (all other living beings on earth)?

World Population May Reach 11 Billion By 2100

Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/14/2013 10:54 AM EDT on LiveScience The world's population could reach 11 billion by the y...

Birds Eye's Bull's-eye

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.25.2013 | Home
Edward Flattau

Three square feet of growing space is estimated to produce 180 pounds of fresh vegetables a year, and researchers at Columbia University concluded a 30-story building could theoretically provide enough produce for 50,000 people.

Empowering Women Is Key To Saving World: Scientists

By Sara Benincasa, Wondering how to save the world? A Stanford University husband and wife team of population biologists has a sugges...

The Big Burg Theory

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

Megacities create megaproblems. Say "cities" and the negative associations come cascading out: noise, dirt, housing projects, shantytowns, concrete, crowding, crime, drugs, pollution, gridlock, stress, alienation. But they also spur people to figure out megasolutions.

World Population May Actually Start Declining, Not Exploding | Posted 03.11.2013 | World

The world's seemingly relentless march toward overpopulation achieved a notable milestone in 2012: Somewhere on the planet, according to U.S. Census B...

Do Dead People Outnumber Living, Or Vice Versa?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.07.2012 | Science

There sure are a lot of people on planet Earth—a whopping 7 billion and counting. But how does this number, which of course represents the number of...

An Aging Population Is an Opportunity More Than a Problem

Bill Novelli | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty
Bill Novelli

We need to re-envision our lives and what "aging well" means. We are in a time of real change, of enormous challenges and opportunities. If we act now, we can actually create a world where aging is a boon and not a burden.

WATCH: What If Everyone On Earth Jumped At Same Time?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.26.2012 | Science

It's kind of a scary question: what would happen if everyone on Earth jumped at precisely the same moment? A giant tsunami-inducing earthquake? Would ...

A World Population Day Worthy of Celebration

Robert Walker | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Robert Walker

This year we actually have something to celebrate on World Population Day. Foundations, NGOs, and donor countries, led by the United Kingdom, will come together for an international summit on family planning.

World Population Day Highlights Reproductive Health As Key Theme

Posted 07.10.2012 | World

Ahead of this year's World Population Day on July 11, 2012, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon issued a statement reiterating the importance of making...

Fighting Poverty Through a More Inclusive Economy

Mara Slade | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Mara Slade

Our solution is to move Habitat for Humanity to a manufacturer of modular homes that streamlines the building process through employed labor, bringing economic development and jobs to those at the base of the economic pyramid.

When an Elephant Falls in the African Bush

Robert Walker | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

When South Korean scientists announce, as they did earlier this month, that they hope to clone a Woolly Mammoth, the world listens, but if poachers kill 200 elephants in the African bush, as they did recently in Cameroon, does anyone really care?