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Population growth

In biology or human geography, <b>population growth</b> is the increase in the number of individuals in a population.<p>Global human population growth amounts …

Ten Countries with the Highest Population in the World

<b>TOP TEN COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION</b><p><b>Country</b><p><b>2000<br>Population</b><p><b>2018<br>Population</b><p><b>Growth % Pop<br>2000 - 2018</b><p><b>2050<br>Expected</b> …

Demographics

What a population of 7 billion people means for the planet

With global population expected to surpass 7 billion people this year, the staggering impact on the environment is hard to ignore<p>Demographers aren't known for their sense of humor, but the ones who work for the United Nations recently announced that the world's human population will hit 7 billion …

Can Earth Handle Its Projected Population of 11 Billion People?

The human population is exploding. Earlier this year, the United Nations released a new report that said the global population was on pace to reach …

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite …

Is population growth out of control?

<b>The respected broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, told the BBC recently that population growth was "out of control" - but one expert says the number of people on the planet could peak in 40 years. Who should we believe?</b><p>"The world's population is increasing out of control," Sir David …

Geography

Infographic: How Much Food Nearly 7 Billion People Waste

Launch Infographic<p>Inspired by a recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article written by Anna Lappe and Danielle Nierenberg, Sustainable America has created this …

Sustainability

The Biggest Threat to the Earth? We Have Too Many Kids

Today is Earth Day. For 45 years, the secular holiday has brought people—along with their ideas and enthusiasm—together to confront the world's …

Food companies are unprepared for global water scarcity, says new report

Using public data, a nonprofit ranked the best and worst companies in terms of water use. The results were sobering<p>Global food prices, which have been rising since 2012, may be ready for another hike.<p>In a report released Thursday, Ceres, a sustainable business consortium based in Boston, found that …

Agriculture

Two Billion People Are Running out of Water

Forget about peak oil—we should be worrying about peak water: Groundwater basins that supply 2 billion people are being rapidly depleted, according …

Rise in cars adds to pollution

Delhi has been termed the most polluted city. The key source of pollution is the number of cars, which is increasing every year. As per the latest …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Too Many Humans: Overpopulation Is Bad for People and the Planet

The ability to space or prevent a pregnancy can make all the difference in the world to girls and women. That does not require much explanation. …

These 2 maps will change the way you understand population

There are the same amount of people living in the blue shaded areas as the red shaded in the map below. About 5% of the world’s population live in …

Latest News on Hunger in US, Africa, Asia, Global

Most Recent<p>January 30, 2018<p>A mother sits with her malnourished child at a hospital in Tonj, South Sudan. [Photo: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty …

Geography

Overpopulation Effects

Loss of Fresh Water<p>According to UN-Water, 75% of planet Earth is covered in water. 97.5% of that is ocean and 2.5% is freshwater. 70% of freshwater …

Sub-Saharan Africa

10 things you didn’t know about the world’s population | UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today, leaders from around the world opened the 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development, where they …

Does the Human Population Alter Gravity?

This was a great question (reworded for clarity):<p><i>“I understand that the gravitational force that the Earth pulls on the moon depends on the mass of</i> …

Population

Human Population Growth and Extinction

We're in the midst of the Earth's sixth mass extinction crisis. Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson estimates that 30,000 species per year (or three …

Ecology

Oh, the Humanity: Is the Threat of Overpopulation Still a Big Deal?

<b>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</b><p><b>Dear EarthTalk</b><b>: Is it true that human overpopulation isn’t such a big issue anymore, as numbers are expected</b> …

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn and gradual decline<p>The world’s population is now odds-on to swell ever-higher for the rest of the century, posing grave challenges for food supplies, healthcare and social cohesion. A ground-breaking analysis released on Thursday …

How many? All about numbers!

Blackjack is one of the oldest and best loved of all casino games. It is little surprise given that players can actually influence the outcome of the …

How Many People Is Too Many People?

In this Tuesday, May 1, 2012 photo, two-year-old Aliou Seyni Diallo eats dry couscous given to him by a neighbor, after he collapsed in tears of …

Do Muslims Have More Children Than Other Women in Western Europe?

(February 2008) Extremely low birth rates in most of Europe have fueled concerns about population decline, yet one segment of the continent's …

See How the One-Child Policy Changed China

China recently announced the end of its one-child policy—here’s why that’s a big deal for the country and what it says about the rest of the world.<p>China's decision to lift its one-child policy next year is expected to diversify the country’s aging, increasingly male population. But the degree to …

Geography