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Learning Lessons From A Failed Ancient Native American 'Baby Boom'
2014-07-01 06:43:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most of the time, when you think of "baby boomers," you probably think of people born after the end of World War II. This is not the only baby boom in recent history, for sure, and a new study from Washington State University (WSU) reveals that one of the greatest baby booms in North American history occurred among the southwestern Native Americans between 500 and 1300 AD. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National...

2014-04-21 08:21:37

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A devastating oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara inspired Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to create the first Earth Day in 1970. Twenty million Americans participated as Nelson and conservationists across the country noted that "every environmental problem is a population problem." Since that first Earth Day, the U.S. population has soared from 203 million to 318 million, due mostly to immigration. Today, a Santa...

Global Population To Stabilize By 2050
2013-04-05 10:34:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The population of our planet will stabilize around the middle of the next century, according to a research team led by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Global population data from 1900 to 2010 enabled the team to make the prediction using a model normally used by physicists. Their results, published in the journal Simulation, coincide with the United Nation's (UN) downward forecasts. The UN estimates that the global...

Population Explosion Strains World Resources
2012-06-15 08:37:51

DM Crumbliss for redOrbit.com The UK´s Royal Society has announced that population and consumption must be addressed at the Rio+20 environmental summit. They say past failures on these issues threaten the natural world and prospects for future generations. "The overall message is that we need a renewed focus on both population and consumption - it's not enough to look at one or the other," Prof Charles Godray from the Martin School at the University of Oxford, who chaired the...

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,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.