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U.N. Climate Talks Resume, Scant Chance Of 2010 Deal - April 9

Climate negotiators meet in Bonn on Friday for the first time since the fractious Copenhagen summit but with scant hopes of patching together a new legally binding U.N. deal in 2010.

September 16 2011

Pet market tipped to save endangered wildlife - April 11

Australia's wildlife is becoming extinct faster than had been expected, and there is criticism that the old way, "lock it up" conservation, is not working.

September 16 2011

It's time for open discussion on how big is too big - April 11

AUSTRALIA has a history marked by uncertainty when it comes to population size. Even the Treasury's Intergenerational Report that caused so much recent controversy by forecasting Australia's population will rise to 36 million by 2050 is coy on the topic. Nowhere in its 164 pages does it set out the breakdown for the increase by births and migration. You get the distinct impression the omission was deliberate. But are we, as a nation, still not up for an open discussion about the role of migration and population?

September 16 2011

China, U.S. clash over 2010 U.N. climate talks - April 10

The United States and China clashed on Friday about how to revive climate talks in 2010, complicating the first U.N. session since the acrimonious Copenhagen summit fell short of agreeing a treaty.

September 16 2011

How science could spark a second Green Revolution - April 6

To fight poverty and overpopulation, crops need coaxing. Advances in deep-root food plants may trigger a new Green Revolution.

September 16 2011

What Is Geoengineering and Why Is It Considered a Climate Change Solution? - April 6

Some scientists are calling for more study of technological interventions to forestall catastrophic global warming. Why?

September 16 2011

Charities warm to climate - April 6

Philanthropic support for climate-change issues tripled in 2008.

September 16 2011

Bring on the population debate

The Coalition is returning to an old playbook, tapping into concerns about an increasing number of asylum seekers arriving by boat and linking that to the overall issue of immigration. That in turn links into people's fears about rocketing house prices, water shortages and a fluctuating job market in recent troubled times and bingo - a scare campaign is born.

September 16 2011

Speeding Progress on the Millennium Development Goals _ January 2010

Population Facts - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs * Population Division Fact sheet on MDG's 2010/1

September 16 2011

Health Workers, International Migration and Development - March 2010

United Nations Population Facts Department of Economic and Social Affairs * Population Division No. 2010/2/E

September 16 2011