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Looking at every intervention available to us, researchers have found the best combination of policies to feed everyone on the planet. And the price tag is quite low.

In recent months, meatpacking companies in different parts of the world have been associated with large clusters of COVID-19 infections.

Research groups compiled data from 23 countries and found international donors would need to add another $14bn a year to their spending on food security and nutrition over the next 10 years; more than twice their current contribution.

By making us more aware of the nature around us, COVID-19 lockdowns could inspire us to fight back against climate disaster.

Rooted in the rich world of plants and fungi are many of the world's most sought-after medications.

One-fifth of the world's countries are at risk of their ecosystems collapsing because of the destruction of wildlife and their habitats, according to an analysis by the insurance firm Swiss Re.

Researchers predict relatively short, intense spikes in COVID-19 cases in relatively uncrowded cities where residents stick to their own neighborhoods rather than mingling freely.

Colombia has a population of just over 50 million people, but compared to the other top COVID-19 countries, it has the highest real population density.

Africa accounts for 17% of the global population but only 3.5% of the reported global COVID-19 deaths. There has been much discussion on what accounts for this.

It comes as data shows pandemic influencing birthrates in different ways around world.

The One Planet, One Child billboard campaign has generated a flurry of media coverage, social media conversation and community response. Accusations of racism led us to drop one ad and issue an apology for making it too easy to be misinterpreted.

COVID-related ridership drops and long-term population trends are raising hard questions about the future of the Shinkansen network of high-speed trains.

Tiny air pollution particles have been revealed in the brain stems of young people and are intimately associated with molecular damage linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

In France, the new farm will supply a low-carbon source of protein for pet food, fertilizer, and fish feed, replacing land-intensive options such as soy or cows.
As people move out of dense cities and into sprawling suburbs, their carbon footprint could actually increase.
US ideas about conservation center on walling off land from use. That approach often means expelling Indigenous and other poor people who may be its most effective caretakers.

While the US closes the doors on climate migrants from abroad, it must acknowledge that the problem has already come home.

The Green New Deal wouldn’t require as much effort as World War II, says the linguist in his new book.

The region is known for its wildlife, but industrial development, pollution and climate change are threatening several species and putting this reputation at risk.

With storms to the east and wildfires to the west, the climate crisis is currently at the forefront of public consciousness. But aside from dramatic disasters there is another, pernicious threat that comes with a warming climate: diminishing global crop yields.

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Stopping mass species extinction is possible if the world pulls together, says leading ecologist Gerardo Ceballos in an interview with DW.

Two in five of the world's plant species are at risk of extinction as a result of the destruction of the natural world, according to an international report.

An indoor farming start-up contends it reflects both the opportunity and the necessity for indoor farming as the world experiences the realities of climate change alongside a growing population.

To cut climate emissions, Bay Area planners propose a work-from-home requirement for 60% of office employees. But critics warn of unintended consequences. 

Many social media users were quick to criticize the Vancouver ad campaign as playing into racist or eugenic connotations.

Six months into a global pandemic, San Francisco's fascination with living and working in a densely packed environment has cooled considerably.

If two Virginia counties have their way, a low-lying stub of forest jutting into the James River will host a small water pumping station to meet the needs of their growing populations.

Wilderness across the planet is disappearing on a huge scale, according to a new study that found human activities had converted an area the size of Mexico from virtually intact natural landscapes to heavily modified ones in just 13 years.

More than 1 million disaster-related displacements have occurred each year on average in the U.S. since 2016. Some people never return home.

The Bozeman Climate Plan sets goals for significantly reducing emissions, even as Bozeman continues to grow in population.

As World Contraception Day (26 September) approaches, Dave and Erika pick the brains of two experts, Alisha Graves and Malcolm Potts.

Oregon was already short 155,000 homes before fires destroyed thousands more, including a huge share of one county’s most affordable options. Where do people go now?

In this paper we afford a quantitative analysis of the sustainability of current world population growth in relation to the parallel deforestation process adopting a statistical point of view.