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Ugandan experts have revealed that the country's population is expected to rise to 75 million in the next decade, warning this could directly and negatively impact on forests.

Data provided to CBS News by 28 states shows births dropped by about 7.2% in December 2020, nine months after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

Some water experts fear that a long-held aspiration to develop more water in the Upper Colorado River Basin is creating another chance to let politics and not science lead the way on river management.

Continued population growth needs to be halted to reach an ecologically sustainable future. Increased foreign aid could help.

Some economists say a shrinking workforce threatens China's chances of overtaking the U.S. as the world's largest economy. China's workforce is expected to shrink by more than 0.5% a year, as fewer young people replace a growing number of retirees.

Epidemiologist Shanna Swan says low counts and changes to sexual development could endanger human species

Your hormones have been hijacked.

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On fertility, we are running out of time.

And the growing number of plastics in our lives are accelerating the crunch.

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Nigeria has to act fast to develop a sustainable food system as it faces a population growth that is "handsomely" ahead of its economic growth figures, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Tuesday.

Freshwater fish are under threat, with as many as a third of global populations in danger of extinction, according to an assessment.

Water treatment rates vary drastically across the world, and are especially low in many developing countries, challenges further compounded by rapid population growth and industrialization.

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EHN senior editor Brian Bienkowski talks to Dr. Shanna H. Swan—one of the world's leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists—about her new book, Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race.

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Fertility issues are on the rise, and new literature points to ways that your environment may be part of the problem. We've rounded up some changes you can make in your life to promote a healthy reproductive system.

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Scientists are concerned by falling sperm counts and declining egg quality. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be the problem.
Affordable birth control has disappeared, pushing many women into unplanned pregnancies at a time when they can barely feed the children they already have.

This past autumn we witnessed the beginning of what may be one of the most straightforward examples of climate-induced migration in Central America. Around 10,000 people have already attempted to migrate northward after two devastating storms hit, and many more are planning to leave soon.

UN report offers bedrock for hope for broken planet, says António Guterres.

As urban populations grow, Australia's cities need a greater focus on recycled and storm water for both drinking water and maintaining open green spaces.

During a hurricane, migrants in the Bahamas were told that they could seek shelter without fear. More than a thousand were deported, reflecting a global trend.

"Fertility has historically been sensitive to cyclical events such as wars, economic crises, epidemics and even to climatic conditions. These events all result in a decrease and not an increase in births."

Wild plants related to our main agricultural crops are important to future food security. But more than half are endangered, a new study finds.
What may it take to prepare the Great Lakes region for the future climatologists say we can expect?

People living in poverty around the world are in danger of food shortages as the coronavirus crisis continues, the UN's food envoy has warned, with the risk worse this year than in the period shortly after the pandemic began.

A smorgasbord of good and bad news about efforts to achieve a sustainable population on this planet.

When our paper on “Underestimating the challenges of avoiding a ghastly future" was published, many people wanted to know more about what might be done to avoid a catastrophic collapse of civilization, as bad news cascades upon us almost daily.

The world population is set to surpass 10 billion in a little over 30 years, with increasing demand for food — especially meat and monocrops like wheat, corn and soybeans. Could beans, peas and lentils provide a solution?

Thousands of lives lost to air pollution, inactivity and unhealthy diets could be saved each year if the UK takes the action needed to tackle climate change, researchers have said.

For years the US has made domestic policy that has punished women for becoming mothers, and de-incentivized those who want to have as many children as they would like

Five years in, accelerating climate change and rapid population growth, not to mention a shortage of funding, have made the Colorado Water Plan's vision for the future more complex.

Pollution from power plants, vehicles and other sources accounted for one in five of all deaths that year, more detailed analysis reveals
We call them "attacks;" bears see them as defense. Either way, human-grizzly interactions are on the rise.