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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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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.

After a brutal crackdown on dissent in 2018, deforestation and local conflict have intensified. Who's to blame?
Limiting population growth is an effective means to mitigate and adapt to changes in the environment.

Climate change is now driving mass migration, which will only worsen unless governments take global heating seriously.

Millions will be displaced in the coming decades by fires, hurricanes, extreme heat and rising seas. Where will they go?
In his new book, the journalist and co-founder of Vox argues that dramatic population growth could revitalize the nation.

An Asian malaria-carrying mosquito that has adapted to urban life has the potential to spread to dozens of cities across the African continent, a new modeling study suggests.

There's a growing refusal by some groups to acknowledge the ongoing global extinction crisis being driven by human actions, conservation scientists say.

"Solutions" to environmental problems that assume linear cause and effect and ignore the complexity of interwoven systems are not enough.

Animal populations have plunged an average of 68% since 1970, as humanity pushes the planet’s life support systems to the edge
Scientists have been warning of the growing threat of climate change, and now those projections are a reality

With cooling demand proliferating due to urbanization and hotter temperatures, Africa's air conditioning market is poised to get bigger.

Millions of Americans are moving into wildfire-prone areas outside of cities, and communities often resist restrictions on development.

A population slowdown will pose challenges, but it could also give us a better chance of avoiding ecological collapse.

Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years, according to a major report by the conservation group WWF.

More than 1 billion people face being displaced within 30 years as the climate crisis and rapid population growth drive an increase in migration with "huge impacts" for both the developing and developed worlds, according to an analysis.

Baboons in the U.S., howler monkeys in Costa Rica, and baboons, chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, and red colobus in Uganda are all getting exposed to dangerous pesticides and flame-retardant chemicals, according to new research.

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Ocean sprawl covers more than 30,000 square kilometers of the sea floor - larger than the area of some coastal habitats, including mangroves and seagrass beds.

The progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals have been released, and Population Matters show the folly of ignoring population size.
A vote on the fate of the Northern Integrated Supply Project, a water project more than two decades in the making, is set to take place Wednesday.