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Climate change, technology, disease and financial crises will pose big challenges for the world, an intelligence report concludes.

Just 3% of the world's land remains ecologically intact with healthy populations of all its original animals and undisturbed habitat, a study suggests.

The chief reason for the perilous water crisis is the over-extraction of groundwater.
Our chemical environment appears responsible for an alarming plummet in sperm counts – in humans and in animals.

U.S. policymakers have spent trillions of dollars to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. But the answer to preventing the next pandemic altogether lies elsewhere.

Nearly all of Jordan's lower-income populations will suffer from severe water insecurity by the end of the century without immediate and comprehensive national reform, according to a Stanford University study.

In a time of COVID-19, climate change and catastrophe, having a baby is an act of radical hope.

Throughout Indian Country, where cultures are tied to land and water, plans to relocate are under way as the climate crisis worsens.

When the Indian Point nuclear power plant shuts, its lost output will be filled primarily by generators that burn fuels that contribute to climate change.

A new survey shows that Americans are factoring climate change into their moving plans. This could push low-income families into at-risk areas.

Countries across Asia are trying everything from fertility tours to baby bonuses to spur population growth in an aging world. Not so in Indonesia.

Lack of a current, national rainfall database means some states are using outdated data - some as much as 60 years old - as they design new roads, bridges and dams. That's a dangerous problem as the climate changes.

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted weaknesses of the international order, said the report, which is issued every four years.

In theory, the ingredients of economic growth are capital and investment. In practice, not so much.

International lawyers, environmentalists and a growing number of world leaders say "ecocide"—widespread destruction of the environment—would serve as a "moral red line" for the planet.

On World Health Day, paediatrics expert Peter Le Souëf explains why unsustainable population growth hurts children the most and calls for placing current and future child welfare at the centre of the need to combat overpopulation.
Sea level rise will erase entire cities and render homes, buildings, and roads unusable. A new book lays out key design strategies to help us adapt.
From atmospheric physicists to urban climatologists, DW spoke to researchers who study the many and varied aspects of climate change about what concerns them most as our planet heats up.

What role does population play in thinking about the problem of climate change and some of its solutions? In a survey conducted between February and April 2020, we asked European demographers to state their views on the relationship between climate change and population developments.

After more than a century of logging, agriculture and now-accelerating development, Vancouver Island's Koksilah River watershed and its salmon are in serious decline.

Dwindling water supplies and a growing population will halve per capita water use in Jordan by the end of this century.

Annually, millions of people across the globe get displaced from their homes as a result of extreme weather due to climate change.

Since 1960 about 21 percent of global agriculture production, including livestock, tree farming, and traditional crops such as corn and soybeans, has been negatively impacted by climate change, according to a new study.

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The proposal represents an enormous effort to fight climate change, but it sidesteps the question of who will be forced to move because of rising water.
The professor of environmental medicine explains how chemicals in plastics are causing our fertility to decline – and what we can do about it

The region has a history of decades-long droughts, and warmer temperatures plus population growth will push it to the limit.

"I think the governor's in a very tricky situation," said Darry Sragow, a longtime California Democratic strategist.

Water waste is an increasing problem, as climate breakdown and rising populations place more pressure on water resources. But in many instances, waste is ignored because governments fail to place a value on water.

"...when you adjust [the data] per population, then you see that the populations that are dying the fastest and the most are populations of color. And they're dying way before they hit the age range that white people are dying at."

The long life and sudden 2020 death of Waorani elder Nenkihui Bay encapsulates his community's struggles against territorial loss, environmental degradation, oil drilling expansion, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Republicans are eager to decry a "Biden border crisis." But the current wave of migration at the southern border is the result of a humanitarian crisis in Central America that has been years in the making.

Texas in the 21st century is a story of steep urban growth, whether you are measuring population, jobs, personal incomes, gross domestic product, or local tax receipts.