Just when lemmings have finally lost their unwarranted reputation for throwing themselves off cliffs, now they are being blamed for climte change. The Telegraph Researchers found that large populations of lemmings are turning the Arctic green as the herbivores graze on plants and fertilise the soils. But for all it appears the the retreat of [...]
From GLOBE-Net. The fourth release of Maplecroft’s Climate Change and Environment Risk Atlas includes a new Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) that analyses and maps climate change vulnerability down to 25km² worldwide. | Follow me at http://twitter.com/#!/LearnFromNature It reveals that some of the world’s fastest growing populations are increasingly at risk from the impacts of climate related natural [...]
TUCSON, Ariz.— The world population hit 7 billion people Monday, accelerating the global extinction crisis for animals and plants imperiled by overpopulation’s effects on habitat, water, air and other natural resources. The Center for Biological Diversity launched a new national campaign, 7 Billion and Counting, highlighting this milestone and the connection between staggering human population growth [...]
Population question : Why do we reject the technology that would put food on the plates of the poorest?
Now we are seven billion, let’s feed the world Happy birthday, baby seven billion, Danica May Camacho. Born on Sunday night in Manila, you won’t know about your demographic celebrity – which is likely to be short-lived, as was that of Adnan Nevic, the equally arbitrary baby six billion, born just 12 years ago in [...]
According to the UN, the world’s population is due to hit 7 billion on 31 October. It took until 1804 for humanity to reach its first billion – and has taken only 12 years to add our latest billion. As part of our people’s panel series, The Guardian would like to hear from readers willing to write about [...]