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Extreme weather presents an even bigger threat when economies are crashing and ordinary people are stretched to their limits.

Global environmental disasters are forcing thousands of people to flee their homes, their countries, and everything they know.

Could a famously rainy country like the UK really run low on water? Through a combination of climate change and population growth—it might.
It is easy for people in the industrialised world to blame population growth elsewhere for environmental damage. But increased consumption is just as important – if more confronting.

The COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity to rethink how cities are designed—and make them better equipped to stop disease from spreading.

The datasets used in this musical piece correspond to three main human drivers of climate change: fossil fuel use, population growth, and land use change between 1880—2080.

Nearly two in five urban residents are considering a move to a less crowded place.

Population control, herd immunity, and other anti-humanist fables.

The future of America’s urban areas will depend on the help they receive—or don’t—from the federal government.
Population Matters Director Robin Maynard responds to environmental writer George Monbiot's denigration of population campaigners in a recent Guardian piece.
COVID-19 is spreading fast through not only the world's richest cities but also its poorest, ravaging slum areas where risk factors like overcrowding and poverty accelerate disease transmission.

For millions of people in cities like Lagos, Nigeria, there's no such thing as socially distancing yourself.

Social media is already filling up with misinformation about a Covid-19 vaccine, months or years before one even exists.
The pandemic isn’t just going to change how we live—it’s going to dictate where we live, too.

From forests and farms to our own back yards, there's a lot we can do to reduce future risks of pandemic outbreaks.

Pathogenic plant fungi are likely to multiply and spread as rising temperatures warm soils, which will add to the challenges of maintaining world food production alongside other climate change-driven crises and a burgeoning human population.

If population and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, roughly one-third of the U.S. population could feel one or more extreme weather events annually by 2050.

Nearly 68% of the under-5 deaths in India can be attributed to the child and maternal malnutrition whereas 83% of the neonatal deaths are due to low birth weight and short gestation, according to two new studies.

Population growth, global travel and climate change provide opportunities for cross-species transfer.

The worst-case scenario with coronavirus is not mass death. It’s that people come to accept mass death—to accept that someone will die in the U.S. every 30 seconds as “just how it is.” Yet that is the proposition being thrust on us now.

If climate and population trends persist, Aucklanders could one day be drinking treated sewage - if they can get over the "yuck" factor, that is.

Before the pill was approved by the FDA on May 9, 1960, there were few contraceptive options available to young women. It revolutionized family planning and the sex lives of millions of Americans.
As coronavirus lockdowns continue to restrict movement around the world, female patients face an uncomfortable paradox: The measures intended to keep them safe from the pandemic could have dangerous long-term impacts on their health.
In the midst of an historic drought, the twin concerns of rapid growth and dwindling water supply have grown increasingly urgent across the Western U.S.

The filmmaker's latest venture is an excruciating mishmash of environment falsehoods.

New research suggests that the amount of farmland that will need to be irrigated in order to feed the global population by 2050 could be up to several billion acres, far higher than scientists currently project.
If Peter Turchin is right, we face the end of a 300-year cycle, as did previous far-flung empires.
In the aftermath of the late 2018 Camp Fire, Butte County lost more than 5 percent of its residents, by far the largest decrease in the state.

Author Alan Weisman answers questions on whether the COVID-19 lockdown proved his vision correct in 'The World Without Us.'

Unless steps are taken to check global warming, up to 3 billion people will find themselves in areas too warm for human comfort, a new study finds.

A key model favored by the White House nearly doubled its prediction to 134,000 fatalities by August.

Thanks to human population growth and climate change, the planet is poised for the extinction of wild creatures and plants on a massive scale.