Category Archives: Population

People and the Planet: a Royal Society Report

Source: http://www.earthtimes.org/newsimage/people-and-the-planet_26412.jpg “Rapid and widespread changes in the world’s human population, coupled with unprecedented levels of consumption present profound challenges to human health and wellbeing, and the natural environment”. This report gives an overview of how global population and consumption … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Population, Poverty

Breathingearth.net; track population & CO2 data

Visit breathingearth.net There you will find an interactive map showing a simulation of world and country population figures, as well as CO2 emissions. The population figures adjust all the time for birth and death rates for each country, adjusting the global … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon footprint, Climate change, Development, Economics, Education, Energy, Extreme weather, Food & Agriculture, Information portal, Population, Poverty, Sustainablity, UN | Tagged | 2 Comments

Curitiba, a well designed ‘green’ city.

The city of Curitiba provides the world with a model in how to integrate sustainable transport considerations into business development, road infrastructure development, and local community development. With about 1.8 million residents, Curitiba occupies rolling terrain in the southern Brazilian … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Design, Housing, Planning, Politics, Population, Poverty, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, Transport, Urban | Tagged , | 2 Comments

China encourages 2 child policy in cities.

       According to The China Daily the city of Guangzhou is heading towards a demographic and economic disaster because of its rapidly ageing population. In reaction the city has has developed its own policy encouraging families to have … Continue reading

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Eminent conservationist backs elephant cull

BBC article. In an article for the BBC News website, the former head of the Kenyan Wildlife Service says culling is “a necessary part of population management”. But Dr Leakey says there is also a responsibility to curb human activities … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Nature & Conservation, Population, Protest, Rural communities, Wildlife | Tagged | 6 Comments

China population policy – success or failure?

Article China’s family planning policy has prevented 400 million births, Chinese officials say. “Because China has worked hard over the last 30 years, we have 400 million fewer people,” said Zhang Weiqing, minister in charge of the National Population and … Continue reading

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Marching pig farmer sings to save our food

A Gloucestershire pig farmer is turning to singing to raise awareness of the struggle he faces to stay in business. He and many other farmers march on parliament today to highlight the plight of UK pig farmers and the state … Continue reading

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