Free Family Planning at the University of Utah

University of Utah project provides free family planning to women By Wendy Leonard@wendyleonards Published: Nov. 13, 2016 7:45 p.m. SALT LAKE CITY — Raising children is no easy task, and a group of local researchers wants to help women make the choice of becoming a mother more intentional. The HER Salt Lake initiative, based at the University of Utah, intends to counsel at least 7,000 women and give them access to the birth control method they choose, free of charge. "I ha...
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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 life after oil. Perhaps the best answer comes from Joel Cohen of Rockefelle...
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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 unevenly across the world. In the most developed regions, we expect declines (such as in Europe and ...
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Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures

Re-posted from The Guardian How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people Alan Rusbridger on why you should care about climate change Join the Guardian’s climate change campaign Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot is available to buy Click on an image to read more and see a larger version:
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Though climate change is a crisis, the population threat is even worse

Originally posted at The Guardian by Stephen Emmott While the Paris climate summit focuses on global warming, the key issue is the prospect of 10 billion people on Earth The perennial cry: we need to talk about climate change. And this week, with world leaders in Paris, we have been. But only up to a point. For the likely impact of the rising global population is almost entirely absent, not only from the debate about climate change, but also from that about loss of biological diversity, fo...
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Letter: ‘Just say no’ to endless population growth

Salt Lake Tribune Nov. 10, 2015 original: http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3157714-155/letter-just-say-no-to-endless Gov. Gary Herbert seemed almost cheerful that we will have a state population of 4 million by 2030. "Accelerated growth" (Herbert's words) is considered positive. Exponential growth has a more ominous connotation. Seventy percent of our population growth is being produced nightly in bedrooms throughout the state. No matter how many electric vehicles we buy, how much Tier 3 gas we...
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Parliament of the World’s Religions – Salt Lake City – October 15 through 19, 2015

  What: The 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions  http://www.parliamentofreligions.org When: October 15 - 19, 2015 Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Visit our booth at the Parliament. UPEC will be in Exhibit Hall A, Space # 916.  Salt Palace Conv Ctr Map       Parliament  Booth Map  The Parliament is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. The first Parliament took place in 1893....
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