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Population Growth

Bizarre Ad Makes A Shocking Claim About Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.18.2014 | Latino Voices

A California group is arguing that the state should keep out immigrants to protect its threatened water supply. In an Earth Day ad from Californian...

The Heat Is On!

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Anita Verma-Lallian

People have probably heard more than enough about global warming -- whether it exists or doesn't -- but judging by the severity of storms over the past four months, no one can deny that 'something' is going on.

The Ultimate Reality Show: Man Versus Nature

Robert Walker | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Robert Walker

Man Versus Nature: It's the ultimate reality show, and we may not have to wait long to see who will be he ultimate loser.

Innovation Earth: This Is Like Biofeedback for Food Wasters

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

On a planet where one in eight people is chronically hungry, it's an almost unimaginable irony: every year, one-third of the world's food supply is wasted.

Food Security: Transplanting Rural to Urban

Yen To | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Yen To

Food security is an eco-socio-economic issue that strikes at the fundamental human processes we have devised for our own longevity. These examples demonstrate alternative methods of addressing the global issue, locally.

Holy Icebergs! A Warmer, Thirstier Future on Tap

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 01.08.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Based on our current track record, it could happen as soon as mid-century -- around the same time the global population is pushing nearly 10 billion people. So, how do we stop this?

Depressing News About Population Growth

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business

America's population is growing at its slowest rate in decades, and the sluggish economy is mostly to blame, according to one expert. The U.S. pop...

WATCH: Scientist Sounds Terrifying Warning

www.upworthy.com | Posted 12.22.2013 | Science

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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...

Is the Housing Boom in Phoenix Creating Another Bubble?

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Anita Verma-Lallian

The current market portends a promising future for growth of Phoenix. We have survived one of the worst real estate recessions of all times, and now we are moving into time of expansion for housing. In a state that sees sunlight 85 percent of the year, the future of Metro Phoenix's housing market is just as bright!

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Leader Lester Brown Reflects On His Remarkable Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.21.2013 | Green

There is perhaps no living environmental analyst and writer as prolific and widely known as Lester Brown. The founder of the Washington-based Earth Po...

World Food Day and the Women of Keur Moussa

Kathleen Mogelgaard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathleen Mogelgaard

The women of Keur Moussa, like millions of women around the world, are on the front lines of efforts to achieve food security and better nutrition for their families and communities. When their needs are met -- including their needs for family planning -- this year's World Food Day theme will be within closer reach.

Cities and the Environment

David S. Beckman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
David S. Beckman

With billions headed for urban centers in the decades to come, and with cities already home to a majority of the earth's population, the future of cities and our environment are inextricably connected.

Is Demography Destiny?

Robert Walker | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

Most of the stories are about the people who are struggling to survive in a world of resource scarcity, a changing climate, and environmental degradation. Some of them, despite their evident struggles, are intent on having large families; they see their children as an economic and social safety net.

Overpopulation Is Not the Problem? Really?

Robert Walker | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

Just as there is a cluster of "climate-deniers," there are perfectly intelligent people who absolutely refuse to recognize the obvious: we are taking more from the Earth than the Earth can sustainably regenerate.

Hurray, I Am Pregnant! Oh Wait, What About the Planet?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

Our little where-will-the-baby-sleep quandary made me think about a much larger and more intractable problem: overpopulation and our family's small contribution to it. There are more than 7 billion people on Earth today, with another 375,000 born every day.

Child-free: Redefining "Reproductive Success"

Robert Walker | Posted 08.08.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

My wife and I chose to be "child-free" long before the term was invented. We decided that having a child was not for us. It was not a terribly difficult decision. We like children, but we did not like them enough to take on the commitment of raising them.

Peoplequake

Fred Pearce | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Fred Pearce

We are in the middle of a demographic earthquake that is reshaping our world. In the past century the human population has increased fourfold. That has caused huge environmental damage, and now global warming.

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 and 'Failing States'

Robert Walker | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Robert Walker

When women everywhere enjoy gender equality and access to family planning and reproductive health services, World Population Day will be a cause for universal celebration, but we are not there yet.

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)?

The Egyptian Riddle

Robert Walker | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Robert Walker

Any government that does what's needed to right the economy will not be around for long. The people want their subsidized bread and the farmers want their subsidized fuel. Take those subsidies away and you take away the consent of the governed.

The Rise and Fall (Again) of the Dreaded Birth Dearth

Robert Walker | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

Given the challenges posted by climate change and the rising costs of fuel and fertilizer, no one knows whether farmers will be able to produce enough food at affordable prices to feed the projected 9.6 billion people just 37 years from now.

Don't Be Fruitful and Multiply

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

The traditional religious emphasis on copious reproduction and common teachings against the use of contraception are having a direct impact on population growth, especially in countries that can't afford it.