Population Pressures : Newsfile

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  • Troubling trends slow gains in life expectancy

    18 November 2011

    Continuing progress in raising  life expectancy across the world will depend on reducing pollution and fostering healthy lifestyles for everyone says Brigid Fitzgerald Reading in this report from the Earth Policy Institure.

  • Demographics loom large in state failure

    15 November 2011

    Failing states are now a prominent feature of the international political landscape - and their failure can often be correlated with their demographics.

  • More investment in youth needed, as world population tops 7 billion

    27 October 2011

    World population is projected to reach 7 billion by the end of October. How we respond now will determine whether we have a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future or one that is marked by inequalities, environmental decline and economic setbacks.

  • Population growth in Zambia: a view from the slums

    24 October 2011

    This is one of a series of articles featured in the Guardian newspaper, marking the 7 billion population landmark. It is the second of two reports from Africa, reproduced by special arrangement with that newspaper. It comes from Zambia, whose population is set to increase by a factor of 10 by the end of this century. 

  • Why women's education in Tanzania is critical for slowing population growth

    24 October 2011

    This is one of a series of articles featured in the Guardian newspaper, marking the 7 billion population landmark. It  is the first of  two reports  from Africa, reproduced by special arrangement with that newspaper. It comes from Tanzania, where 70 per cent of the population is under 30 and education is vital, if population growth is to be reduced to a manageable level. 

  • World population to hit 7 billion

    13 October 2011

    Some day very soon, before the end of this month (October 2011), the seven billionth human on earth will be born. And while our annual rate of population increase is slowing – from a high point of over 2 per cent in 1968 - this year's 1.1 per cent increase means some 78 million people will be added to the global population in 2011.

  • Global meat consumption continues to rise

    12 October 2011

    New analysis highlights importance of limiting industrial livestock production to improve personal and environmental health. 

  • Vast rewards of education for girls and boys - everywhere

    17 August 2011

    As the world continues to add close to 80 million people each year, high population growth is running up against the limits of our finite planet, threatening global economic and political stability. To stay within the bounds of the earth's natural resources, the world's population will have to stabilize.

  • World still adding another billion every 12 years

    29 July 2011

    Global population will reach 7 billion later in 2011, just 12 years after reaching 6 billion in 1999, according to the 2011 World Population Data Sheet, published by the Population Reference Bureau.

  • India's population to overtake China's by 2025

    16 June 2011

    India will overtake China in terms of population by 2025, an analysis of the provisional Census, 2011 data suggests. India's population of over 1.2 billion is then expected to have grown to  more than 1.4 billion.