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Address the Cause, Not the Symptoms

A book review of 
Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation, by Karen I. Shragg

Amazonia’s Trees Threatened

The Amazon River and Basin (Amazonia) need no introduction. The river itself is by far the biggest on Earth; in fact, its average discharge or flow rate exceeds the next six largest rivers combined (Congo, Ganges, Orinoco, Madeira, Yangtze and Negro). Our own Mighty Mississippi places 9th on this procession of goliaths, with an average discharge a mere one-tenth of the Amazon’s.

America Guaranteed to Surpass Population Capacity Sooner Rather than Later

My friend Dr. Jack Alpert, a Stanford University graduate and the director at www.Skil.org out of Shawnee, Kansas, projects specific societal breakdown for dozens of countries around the world.

Global Consumption Skyrocketing

One consequence of an enormous population

Across four decades, the Washington, D.C.-based Worldwatch Institute, founded in 1974 by the incomparable Lester Brown, has issued insightful reports on important environmental, economic, social and technological trends shaping the future of the Earth and its human inhabitants.

Quality of Life, Standard of Living: How’s Yours?

In my bicycle travels across six continents and almost 100 countries, I witnessed one harsh reality of human overpopulation: the higher the numbers, the lower the quality of life. The greater the population, the lesser the standard of living.

Earth on Edge of Losing its Coral Reefs?

The warming seas are cooking the coral (well actually, bleaching it)

Grading the ProPublica Series ‘Killing the Colorado’ on its Population Coverage

Not as Bad as Most, Not as Good as It Could and Should Be

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again till we’re blue in the face: the news media as a whole get a failing grade in their coverage of population and the environment. A big fat “F.” If reporters were in journalism school taking a class on “thorough environmental reporting” they would almost all flunk it.

Mother Nature Drugged with Our Pharmaceuticals

In 1996, pharmacologist and wildlife toxicologist Theo Colborn, Ph.D. (1927-2014) published her landmark book, Our Stolen Future, coauthored with Dianne Dumanoski and John Peterson Myers. It alerted Americans and the world to the increasingly widespread, subtle environmental threat posed by endocrine disrupting chemicals that mimic the female hormone estrogen.

Pollution Defiles Air Quality in California’s National Parks

I was so excited to be making my first-ever camping trip to Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. My wife and I would inhale pure mountain air, scented with sequoias and Jeffrey pines. We would revel in the soaring granite spears and peaks, crenellated ridges and gleaming snowfields of the Sierra Nevada, all bathed in ethereal splendor, John Muir’s beloved “Range of Light.”

Fabled Joshua Tree May Disappear from National Park Named for It

Drought, Climate Change Take Their Toll

Up in Montana, the glaciers are melting rapidly in Glacier National Park due to a warming climate. Scientists have predicted that they will have vanished entirely within several decades.

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