These countries will have the largest populations - by the end of the century

These countries will have the largest populations - by the end of the century
By 2100, the global population could surpass 11 billion, according to predictions by the UN.Currently China, India and the USA have the three largest populations in the world, but by 2100, this will have changed to India, Nigeria and China, respectively. The World Population in 2100, by Country In 2015, the United Nations predicted that the global population could surpass 11 billion by the end of the century. Last year, the UN revised these estim...
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How rewilding Britain could absorb even more CO2 than tree planting

How rewilding Britain could absorb even more CO2 than tree planting
England's current woodland covers only 10% of the country and current regenerative plans are only planning to increase this by 2%, by 2050.If woodland cover was increased to 26%, 10% of the nation's carbon would be adsorbed naturally, whilst supporting dwindling wildlife.Rewilding - allowing woodland to regenerate naturally on a large scale - is the most effective way to increase woodland cover. Allowing trees to naturally establish over huge are...
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An overwhelming majority of people want real change after COVID-19

An overwhelming majority of people want real change after COVID-19
86% of people want significant change to make the world fairer and more sustainable after COVID-19, a new study finds.Almost three-quarters want their own lives to change too.More than 21,000 people in 28 countries took part in the survey.The findings align with the World Economic Forum's call for a Great Reset after the crisis. A majority of people worldwide support calls for global leaders to ensure we make the world fairer and more sustainable...
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Wildlife populations have plummeted by two-thirds in 50 years

Wildlife populations have plummeted by two-thirds in 50 years
Natural areas that used to support biodiversity and have been converted for farming are the biggest reason for the population decline of thousands of species around the world.The WWF study has found that the average population size has dropped by 68% worldwide since 1970.These declines are stark warnings that human activity is becoming unsustainable on Earth. The average size of wildlife populations has plummeted by two-thirds worldwide since 197...
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Carbon pricing is effective in reducing emissions, largest-ever study finds

Carbon pricing is effective in reducing emissions, largest-ever study finds
A new study examines the impact of carbon pricing on emissions.Growth in annual carbon dioxide emissions was about 2 percentage points lower in countries with a carbon price than those without.The study also found that increasing the price by 1 euro per tonne was associated with decreasing emissions by a further 0.3% Putting a price on carbon should reduce emissions, because it makes dirty production processes more expensive than clean ones, righ...
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COVID-19 survivors can suffer long-term heart conditions, new study finds

COVID-19 survivors can suffer long-term heart conditions, new study finds
Survivors of COVID-19 can suffer from heart-related complications, including heart inflammation.Issues related to an inflamed heart include detrimental effects on its ability to pump blood around the rest of your body, raising the likelihood of strokes and other conditions.The interplay between non-communicable diseases and COVID-19 requires urgent attention. Growing evidence shows that COVID-19 survivors can suffer from long-term health effects,...
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Trump greenlights drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but will oil companies show up?

Trump greenlights drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but will oil companies show up?
The Trump administration has announced that it is opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas development – the latest twist in a decades-long battle over the fate of this remote area. Its timing is truly terrible. Low oil prices, a pandemic-driven recession and looming elections add up to highly unfavorable conditions for launching expensive drilling operations. In the longer term, the climate crisis and an ongoing shift...
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Germany is set to trial a Universal Basic Income scheme

Germany is set to trial a Universal Basic Income scheme
Starting this week, 120 Germans will receive a form of universal basic income every month for three years.The volunteers will get monthly payments of €1,200, or about $1,400, as part of a study testing a universal basic income.The study will compare the experiences of the 120 volunteers with 1,380 people who do not receive the payments.Supporters say it would reduce inequality and improve well-being, while opponents argue it would be too expensiv...
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Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again

Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again
Almost 690 million people in the world were undernourished in 2019 – that's 8.9% of the world population, a new UN report says.This figure could exceed 840 million by 2030, if current trends continue.Factors increasing global hunger include economic slowdowns and extreme weather events.The UN warns that without efforts to reform global food systems, its target of zero hunger by 2030 will be missed. There are almost 60 million more undernourished ...
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Returning to the classroom will be a chance to rethink its purpose

Returning to the classroom will be a chance to rethink its purpose
The pandemic has forced students around the world into distance learning.This has exposed the shortcomings of both online and classroom-based education.As we get back to normal, we have a chance to combine the best of both worlds into a more effective pedagogical model. Here's how COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on life across the planet, and few things are expected to return to the old normal anytime soon. For education, though, a new normal ...
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