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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.


New Prius helps environment, says The Onion

Michael Cook | 16 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: environment, pollution
Um, well this video is The Onion's take on green-friendly technology. Why do we need people anyway? Don't they just pollute too much? Spoiler: only for people who enjoy tasteless humour.


Population putting pressure on Planet – putative points pondered

Marcus Roberts | 29 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: environment
In London today the Planet Under Pressure conference will come to an end. “What is this conference about?” I hear you ask. Well, according to its website (seriously, what did we do before the internet??) the conference...


Prince Charles and our Extinction

Marcus Roberts | 13 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: environment, Prince Charles, Rugby World Cup
Prince Charles has delivered his first speech as president of the WWF UK.


Who is the sensible environmentalist?

Patrick Moore | 02 April 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: climate change, environment, Greenpeace
Two founders of Greenpeace, now on opposite sides of the fence, conduct a fascinating debate over climate change.


When a Billion Chinese Jump

Constance Kong | 17 March 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: China, environment
The dark side of China's rapid industrialisation is terrible environmental damage, claims a British journalist.


The quest for ethical oil

Rebekah Hebbert | 18 October 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: business ethics, environment, oil industry
Canada’s oil sands exploitation may not be cleanest industry on the planet, but how ethical are the alternatives?


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