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Slums like this one in Rio de Janeiro embody the problems Paul Ehrlich warned of in ‘The Population Bomb.’ dany13, CC BY

A long fuse: ‘The Population Bomb’ is still ticking 50 years after its publication

A long fuse: ‘The Population Bomb’ is still ticking 50 years after its publication Slums like this one in Rio de Janeiro embody the problems Paul Ehrlich warned of in ‘The Population Bomb.’ dany13, CC BY Derek Hoff, University of Utah “The battle to feed all of humanity is over,”…

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Artificial islands can cause huge environmental issues for coastlines. The Forest City Project

Future ‘ocean cities’ need green engineering above and below the waterline

Future ‘ocean cities’ need green engineering above and below the waterline Artificial islands can cause huge environmental issues for coastlines. The Forest City Project Katherine Dafforn, UNSW; Ana Bugnot, UNSW; Eliza Heery, National University of Singapore, and Mariana Mayer-Pinto, UNSW Population growth has seen skylines creep ever higher and entire…

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Limits to growth: policies to steer the economy away from disaster

Limits to growth: policies to steer the economy away from disaster The earth is a finite place. Earth image from www.shutterstock.com Samuel Alexander, University of Melbourne If the rich nations in the world keep growing their economies by 2% each year and by 2050 the poorest nations catch up, the…

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