Water Issues

The Worry Over Water

Aug 16th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org It’s pretty obvious that summer 2012 has been one of the hottest summers in decades in the U.S., even after much of the country endured a scorching 2011. Last year Dallas,Texas had had 40 consecutive days over 100 degrees, and Oklahoma had 63 days with 100+ degree highs. This year has
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Designs on California’s Delta Water

Feb 28th, 2012 | By
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One of the biggest water issues in the state of California concerns the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary (Bay Delta), the largest estuary on the west coast. The pressure is on California to effectively balance demands on its water supplies from the competing interests of environmentalists, cities, agriculture and our growing population. The San Francisco
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Fastest Growing Cities: A Crisis of Sustainability and Stability

Dec 20th, 2011 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, December 20, 201 Recently I came across a list of the world’s fastest growing cities and urban areas, as reported by the City Mayors Foundation, a U.K. think tank which encourages innovative and sustainable solutions to urban issues. I was rather shocked that the arid city of Sana’a, Yemen was third
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Busting Growth

Nov 17th, 2011 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, November 17, 2011 This week was the local premiere of the documentary film Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth. I have been anticipating this movie for awhile now, having been researching and writing on the world’s obsession with endless economic growth on a planet with finite resources. Growthbusters did a good job of
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You Choose: The Future of 7 Billion

Oct 27th, 2011 | By
Graph courtesy of the Bixby Center on Population, Health & Sustainability

 By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, October 27, 2011 Demographers predict the 7 billionth child will likely be born on October 31st in India or China. No one really knows, of course, but the odds are in favor of the birth happening in one of those two countries, which between them have 2.5 billion people, or 1/3rd
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8 Ways to Look at 7 Billion

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

  We came across this post by Kathy Zhang for the Earth Institute at Columbia College:   Children wait in a line to receive medical treatment from the UN Stabilization Mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Dec. 25, 2008. UN Photo/Marco Dormino Post written by Kathy Zhang Interested in learning more about the world’s population? Here are
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Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

Oct 19th, 2011 | By


Cut and Run: The Costs of Not Supporting Family Planning

Oct 11th, 2011 | By

 Another day, another battle in Congress over budget cuts. This  time it is over international family planning assistance. Do we  fund it, or let the 215 million women who would rather avoid  pregnancy but don’t have the knowledge of or access to  reproductive health services just go on with business as usual?  The answer is
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