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Too Many Cities Are Growing Out Rather Than Up — 3 Reasons That’s A Problem

May 10th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Imagine Lagos, Nigeria, a city of 22 million. What was once a small coastal town just a few decades ago has exploded into a sprawling megacity spanning 452 square miles. Its rapid growth has stretched the city’s services impossibly thin: Less than 10 percent of people live in homes with sewer connections; less than 20 percent have access to tap water. Many houses are in slums and informal settlements at the city’s periphery. Now picture Lagos twice as big


Thanos Revives Centuries-Old Debate About Overpopulation

July 14th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Internet history was made on Monday as Reddit, one of the most popular websites in the United States, banned half the members of a discussion group dedicated to Thanos, the villain of Avengers: Infinity War. In one fell swoop, some 300,000 users got the boot, and they were excited about it. Josh Brolin, who played Thanos, even made a short video to commemorate the event


Microbes, Drones, & AI May Be Keys To Farms Of The Future

March 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the University of Arkansas, in cooperation with Glennoe Farms, is devising new methods for enhancing the amount of active carbon in farm lands. More active carbon means higher yields with less fertilizer and fewer pesticides.


Population? Stack’em Up, The More The Merrier

July 20th, 2011 | by Bob Higgins

If we have learned nothing from the mayhem of the last century with its constant conflict over resources, its terrible wars, droughts, famines, epidemics and economic depressions we should have learned that more people at the party will not reduce the noise level and no amount of religious or ideological wishful thinking will make it so



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