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The Pope’s vision for a new ecology

Karl D. Stephan | 30 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ecology, environment, Pope Francis
How can spiritual beings best live in a material world?


Surprised by Francis

Robert A. Gahl, Jr | 20 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ecology, environment, Pope Francis
No one should feel comfortable with the Pope's new encyclical.


Australian academics moot trading in children

Shannon Roberts | 13 October 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australia, carbon credits, environment, family planning, population control


A close shave with plutonium foam

Karl D. Stephan | 26 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics, environment, nuclear power, nuclear waste
Lack of professional integrity, even in engineering, can have nasty consequences.


Explainer: do 97% of scientists fear global warming?

Michael Cook | 27 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, climate change, environment, John Kerry
How did they reach this figure without doing a poll?


Is climate change a threat to democracy?

Michael Cook | 28 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, democracy, environment
Two recent proposals suggest that the Ivory Tower has lost faith in the wisdom of democracy.


Is Single Occupancy Vandalising the Environment?

Joanna Roughton | 04 April 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, environment, living alone


The forgotten art of sharing is making a comeback

Shannon Roberts | 28 October 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: environment, overpopulation, sharing
One man's trash is another man's treasure - an idea that could save the planet.


Gambling on the future of the planet

Roger Pielke Jr | 08 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: environment, population growth
The history of Paul Ehrlich's bet with Julian Simon is a great introduction to the population-resource debate.


Ten billion people = we’re all doomed!

Marcus Roberts | 03 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: environment, overpopulation, population growth, resources
The Guardian's frontpage is full of our doom - population inspired doom.


USA’s Population Crisis: Hogwash?

Marcus Roberts | 24 April 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth rate, environment, fertility rates, immigration, USA
A recent opinion piece in the NYTimes tries to tell us that the USA has no fertility crisis.


In a natural state

G. Tracy Mehan III | 03 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: conservation, ecology, environment
The notion that nature is unchanging and that man is a destroying intruder has captured the imagination of our contemporaries. But many ecologists now question it.


Malaysia’s planned new eco-city

Shannon Roberts | 05 November 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Elderly, environment, Malaysia
Malaysia is planning a new green, energy efficient eco-city called “Iskandar Malaysia”. The country expects the new development, which covers about 2500 square kilometres, to have 3 million residents by 2025.


Apocalypse Not: doomsday thinkers of Oz should get out more

Graham Harris | 13 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, environment
Instead of moaning about impending disasters, environmentalists need to innovate.


Green Philosophy

Francis Phillips | 19 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, environment, philosophy
Roger Scruton suggests how to think seriously about planet Earth.


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