Posts Tagged ‘ 7 Billion ’

From Rio to Cairo: Ensuring Reproductive Rights

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in rain-soaked Rio on the third day of the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit and announced to conference delegates  that “women must be empowered to make decisions on whether and when to have children” if the world is to attain agreed-upon
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Relearning the “3 R’s” and More in a World of 7 Billion and Growing

Apr 17th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York,, April 17, 2012 Many people are familiar with the mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle” and it has never been more important than now. A group called Business Degree has created an infographic called “The Secret Life of Garbage” detailing the amount of waste created in the United States and China. A few
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The Rio+20 Agenda: The Future Only Some Want

Apr 4th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York,, April 3, 2012   Recent negotiations in New York City to prepare a document and agenda for the upcoming Rio+20 conference ended on a discouraging note. Civil society organizations sent an open letter to the secretary general for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), citing frustration with the process
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Halloween 2011: The Day World Population Surpasses 7 Billion

Mar 28th, 2012 | By

By Kelly White, July 21, 2011                         Photo: somewhereintheworldtoday Projecting population growth is not an exact science, so when the United Nations chose October 31, 2011, Halloween, as the day that world population will surpass 7 billion, one has to wonder as to why
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