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Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

What Prof. Piketty Missed

Milton Ezrati | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

Prof. Thomas Piketty's book, Capital for the Twenty-First Century, certainly has stirred up plenty of debate and political posturing. It is unfortunate, however, that no one has considered the demographic backdrop behind the economic trends.

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...

The Story Behind the Numbers on World Population Day

Purnima Mane | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Purnima Mane

While these numbers are still high and have major global impact, I urge us not to lose sight of the fact that each country is faced with its own unique set of population challenges and opportunities.

World Population Day: How Are We Doing?

Robert Walker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Robert Walker

In the developed world, where you and I are consuming a highly disproportionate share of the world's resources, preventing unplanned pregnancies will help to reduce carbon emissions and slow the headlong depletion of the world's limited resources.

Five Signs Your City Is the Next Boomtown, USA

Localeur | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel
Localeur

Whether you live in Portland, Oregon, Asheville, North Carolina, Oakland, California, or some place so cool we haven't even heard of it yet, be on the lookout for these telltale signs that your city's becoming a boomtown.

An Urban Agenda at the United Nations (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Rana Florida

This increase in population growth brings several challenges; cities must plan for increased demand for services: energy, food and water, transportation, housing, land, health, education and much more

The One Chart That Explains Our Grim Economic Future

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business

If you're looking for somebody to blame for rising inequality, blame babies. Or, rather, the fact that there soon won't be enough of them. A drop-o...

An Unrepentent Carnivore

Karl Wilder | Posted 06.23.2014 | Food
Karl Wilder

I love my fennel and orange salad, but nothing makes my wilted spinach taste better than a touch of bacon. I also grow and eat my own tomatoes and this salad with olives and capers makes my day, but the addition of anchovies makes the salad.

If Food Could Fly

Robert Walker | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Robert Walker

Until the food challenge is squarely met, prudence dictates that we should be expanding domestic and international support for voluntary family planning, and in the developing world we should be promoting smaller, healthier families by educating girls, empowering women, and eliminating child marriage.

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 06.01.2014 | 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 04.21.2014 | 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.