Population putting pressure on Planet – putative points pondered
Marcus Roberts | 29 March 2012
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...
Abortion pill safety concerns ignored and Australian woman dies
Shannon Buckley | 27 March 2012
Australia has had its first death of a woman using the abortion pill to terminate her pregnancy at home. The Australian confirms that the woman died of sepsis “some days after” having the medical abortion at one of Marie Stopes International Australia’s (MSIA) 14 Australian clinics back in 2010.
Population Explosion? Even the NYTimes doesn’t think so!
Marcus Roberts | 23 March 2012
The New York Times gives its readers a glimpse of the view that maybe the world isn't doomed to inexorable demographic increase.
Batman is still fighting crime… in Brazil
Shannon Buckley | 19 March 2012
Brazil has come up with a novel way to fight crime – employ Batman. The city of Taubate have hired former soldier, Andre Luiz Pinheiro, to patrol the streets of the city dressed as Batman. Rather than fighting real life crime though, Batman will play a more indirect role in the fight between good and evil through a social and educational crime prevention project which visits schools and targets children from the city.
Two Interesting Stories
Marcus Roberts | 17 March 2012
Two interesting and bizzare stories.
More food for more people
Marcus Roberts | 14 March 2012
New research in Australia promises to increase durum wheat yields in saline soils.
Grow for it!
Shannon Buckley | 12 March 2012
Baby Boomers and Stocks
Marcus Roberts | 08 March 2012
A piece in the Wall Street Journal gives more bad news for retiring baby boomers.
Oh (French) Canada!
Marcus Roberts | 07 March 2012
Will the 2011 Canadian census figures show a continuing decline in the number of Canadians with French as their "mother tongue"?
Changing workforce numbers
Marcus Roberts | 05 March 2012
The Economist has released some data on the changing numbers of workers in various countries.
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