Uganda forests risk depletion due to rapid population growth

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.

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The COVID baby boom is looking more like a baby bust

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.

Estimates of future Upper Colorado River Basin water use confound planning, report shows

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.


Opinion: Humanity needs to halt both population growth and climate change

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

China got its economy growing again, but a shortfall in babies will be harder to fix

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.


Count Down: Hormonal havoc in our midst

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Nigeria needs urgent action on food as population surges -- Osinbajo

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.


Count Down: The infertility crisis

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LISTEN: A conversation about infertility with Shanna Swan

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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Health benefits of Paris climate goals could save millions of lives by 2040

Stronger climate policies could benefit the health of populations in every country, now and across this century.


France is having a ‘baby bust’ nine months after the first lockdown

"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."


The Overpopulation Podcast: Good news, bad news

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


Paul R. Ehrlich: A survival revolution in response

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.


Grizzlies are coming back. But can we make room for them?

We call them "attacks;" bears see them as defense. Either way, human-grizzly interactions are on the rise.
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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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