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Death by 1,000 cuts: Are major insect losses imperiling life on Earth?

Precipitous insect declines are being escalated by humanity as soaring population and advanced technology push us ever closer to overshooting several critical planetary boundaries including biodiversity, climate change, nitrification, and pollution.

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For sustainable business, ‘planetary boundaries’ define the new rules

How does a business grow and expand, but function in a way that doesn't overexploit the Earth? A new enterprise is offering an answer to this question.

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Population

Colin D. Butler: Bob Brown is right – it's time environmentalists talked about the population problem

Our species has far exceeded its fair share of the planetary bounty, and Brown is right to call for the global population to peak.
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Surviving climate change means transforming both economics and design

Humankind already has the knowledge to make sustainable and socially just ways of living on this planet possible.

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It is time to respect the planet’s boundaries—and overhaul how we eat and waste food—if we want to feed our rising population

The way we eat and grow food has to dramatically change if we're going to feed the world's increasing population by 2050 and protect the planet, according to a major report released today from the EAT-Lancet Commission.

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Down to Earth: The emerging field of planetary health

Planetary health explores how human-caused perturbations of natural systems influence human health.

Originals

Analysis: Pessimism on the food front

Virtually all trends, biophysical and socioeconomic, suggest that levels of hunger, already high, will only increase as the human population grows and its life-support systems are degraded. Steps that might ameliorate the situation are, unhappily, nowhere in sight.

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Originals

How migratory birds are moving Lyme disease to new places and peoples

In 2008, veterinarians in Canada were asked to pitch in on a project with pressing implications for human health. The question: had an anticipated wave of Lyme disease arrived, and where was it emerging?

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Climate

Fairer world may mean more modest dreams

To achieve a fairer world, humans must think again about how they manage the only planet at their disposal.

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VIDEO: Energy, money and technology – From the lens of the superorganism

During Nate Hagens' #WEP2018 keynote, he discussed how all of our lives will be influenced by how we react to the coming era of harder to extract and more costly fossil fuels that will be combined with cleaner but less concentrated energy types.

Originals

Growing populations, climate change leave cities on a fast track to water deficits

By 2050 many of the world's major cities will face surface water shortages, spurring regional conflict and competition for scarce resources.

Originals

Commentary: What will it really take to avoid collapse?

Editor's note: This piece was originally published at Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB) and is republished here with permission.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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