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"Reproductive justice is the right to reproductive health care, and the right to have children or not, the right to the healthiest possible pregnancy and birth, and the right to raise children in a safe and healthy environment. These rights will be challenged by climate change, including increasing temperatures."

Natural habitats across the planet that humans have converted to farms, cities or suburbs are much more likely to harbor wildlife that carry parasites or pathogens such as the novel coronavirus than undisturbed areas, according to a new study.

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Recent human activity, including agriculture, has had a greater impact on North America's plants and animals than even the glaciers that retreated more than 10,000 years ago.

A recent New York Times article, "The Great Climate Migration," uses the bogus concept of climate refugees to argue for open borders. No sale.
Deforestation and rampant resource use is likely to trigger the 'irreversible collapse' of human civilization unless we rapidly change course.
In Texas, dry years reveal a momentous confrontation as residents encounter the menacing consequence of runaway growth.

While the exact origin of the coronavirus remains murky, scientists have been racing to determine how it jumped from animals to humans so they can prevent another pandemic. The next one could just be a matter of time, a study in Nature Microbiology published this week suggests.

Migratory freshwater fish are in big trouble. According to a new report, monitored populations of migratory freshwater fish have dropped on average by 76% since 1970, which is a higher rate of decline than among marine and terrestrial species.

The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences.

Efforts to restore the sprawling industrial city's rivers weigh heavily on poor riverside residents, who are being forcibly moved.

The biggest contribution anyone can make to the climate crisis is not to have children. So why do we still treat parenthood as the default?

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt across the planet for a long time.

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Water stress — when demand for H20 exceeds supply — is an underappreciated investing risk that cuts across regions, asset classes and sectors, the world's largest fund firm BlackRock warns.

A study in the Lancet suggests the world's population will peak in 2064. If so, the consequences will be profound,

Mosquitoes' evolution to bite humans is a by-product of their dependency on breeding in areas close to human city life -- that means urbanization in the coming decades could lead to even more human-biting mosquitoes in the future.
The pandemic is disrupting birth, death, and immigration rates, and the U.S. population could reach its lowest growth rate in 100 years.

Give it another century of gentle decline, and we could hope for a global population of four or five billion by 2200, which would make the task of dealing with the long-term impacts of climate change a lot easier.

ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, with support from the Pulitzer Center, have for the first time modeled how climate refugees might move across international borders. This is what we found.

We are too many in the world, highly concentrated in cities, and related to it, we have grown accustomed to an insatiable thirst for consumption.

Nearly four million people in India's northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday.

This week, the Upside considers the far-reaching implications of a less populated world.

A 2,400-mile trek across India reveals the allure of its sacred rivers—and a crisis that threatens a way of life.
Flooding in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar and Nepal has killed scores of people, destroyed homes and structures, drowned entire villages, and forced many to crouch on rooftops hoping for rescue.
The number of people in the world could be 2 billion fewer than UN forecasts by 2100, according to a new study. With declining fertility rates and ageing populations, experts predict a global shift in power dynamics.
Dr. Rattan Lal, the second soil scientist to receive the honor, digs in deep to carbon sequestration, climate change, and the importance of a Clean Soil Act.

To balance the increases, richer countries may need to scale back, flagship UN report suggests.