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Consumption And Population Control, Key Factors In Sustainable Future
2012-04-26 11:40:02

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com Experts need to focus their attention on over-consumption in the developed world and a ballooning population throughout the poorest countries in order to bring society back down to a sustainable future, says a new report by the Royal Society. The planet is currently on a collision course with an economic and environmental catastrophe if world leaders do not come up with real solutions quickly, according to the “People and the Planet” report,...

2012-04-09 14:23:13

Over the last 50 years, the world´s middle and upper classes have more than doubled their consumption levels, and an additional 1 to 2 billion people globally aspire to join the consumer class. The planet cannot maintain such increases in resource demand without serious consequences for both people and ecosystems, concludes the Worldwatch Institute in State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity. The book, the 29th in a series that Worldwatch began in 1984, stresses that...

2012-04-07 23:02:48

Environmental Journalist Robert Weir Discusses his Seven Month Visit to India on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 "Despite the world's third largest economy, India still has huge problems with poverty, graft, water distribution and the environment. There is much to be done, especially with India's children." That's how environmental journalist Robert Weir summed up his recent seven months in India, spent mostly in Calcutta (Kolkata), working with...

Image 1 - Is Fertilizer To Blame For Global Warming?
2012-04-04 07:02:15

Chemists from the University of California, Berkeley have discovered evidence of a link between increased fertilizer use and a rise in atmospheric nitrous oxide, a major greenhouse gas. Climate scientists have long assumed the cause of rising nitrous oxide levels in the atmosphere was due in part to nitrogen-based fertilizers. Such fertilizers are used to stimulate microbes in the ground to convert nitrogen to nitrous oxide at a faster rate. Published in the April issue of the journal...

2012-03-24 04:51:57

Recent widespread news coverage heralded the success of a United Nations´ goal of greatly improving access to safe drinking water around the world. But while major progress has been made, a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that far greater challenges persist than headline statistics suggested. Earlier this month (March 6), UNICEF and the World Health Organization issued a report stating that the world had met the U.N.´s Millennium...

2012-03-22 13:35:51

Professor Robert Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is a co-editor of “Valuing the Ocean” a major new study by an international team of scientists and economists that attempts to measure the ocean´s monetary value and to tally the costs and savings associated with human decisions affecting ocean health. The study estimates that if human impacts on the ocean continue unabated, declines in ocean health and services will cost the global economy $428 billion per...

2012-03-14 14:00:00

Mercy Hospital is addressing the three main health challenges in the developing world: lack of access, inability to pay for treatment and a shortage of doctors. In Sierra Leone, 1 in 21 women will not survive child birth, one of the highest rates in the world. Mercy Hospital and the Sierra Leonean United Methodist Church (UMC) health network are looking for opportunities to improve impact and efficiency to reduce maternal and child mortality. It's not about just bringing more equipment,...


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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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