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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.

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...

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