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Author: Utah Population & Environmental Council

Lessons From the Fight to Save Great Salt Lake

Three-quarters of Utah’s population lives around Great Salt Lake, one of the fastest-growing areas of thecountry. It’s also an oasis for more than 10 million migratory birds passing through every year. Although Utah is one of the least densely populated states in the U.S., more than 2 million people arecrowded along the Wasatch Front. The Great Salt Lake provides a stark example of the impact...

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Population Connection Talk with Hannah Evans

Hannah Evans will explore the connections between population growth, access to comprehensive healthcare, and environmental sustainability. Through an examination of some of the root causes of population growth, she will highlight the links between poverty, marginalization, women’s rights, and environmental pressures made worse by climate change. Hannah will argue that global development is predicated...

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Without Fossil Fuels, a New Population Puzzle

Laurie Mazur wrote this article for YES! Magazine So how many people can the planet really support? Originally posted in Yes! Magazine by Laurie Mazur on Mar 22, 2016 How many people can the Earth support? It’s a question that’s been asked for centuries, generating wildly divergent answers—from less than a billion to more than a trillion. Today, the question arises with new urgency as we contemplate...

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Nature Journal: Slow down population growth

Orignaly written in Nature Jornal by John Bongaarts Within a decade, women everywhere should have access to quality contraceptive services, argues John Bongaarts. George Osodi/Panos Oshodi market in Lagos. In 2100, our planet is expected to be home to 11.2 billion people. That’s a more than 50% increase on today’s 7.3 billion1. This expansion of humanity is likely to be spread...

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