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A Snapshot of the Collaboration Between Population Connection and Conservation Through Public Health

The following blog post is adapted from a Conservation Through Public Health e-newsletter. See the original message here (and sign up to follow CTPH on social media!). Strengthening Community Health and Biodiversity Conservation for Improved Quality of Life of People and Wildlife With generous support from Population Connection, Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) has been […]

Scientists Call for Population Stabilization—and Gradual Reduction—to Mitigate “Climate Emergency”

Over 11,000 scientists from 153 countries signed on to an article — “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency” — published in BioScience yesterday, declaring that we’re facing a “climate emergency.” Prominent climate scientist James Hansen is among the signatories. It’s a short piece, published in the “Viewpoint” section of the academic journal, and it’s […]

International Day of the Girl: Lifting Up the Voices of Girls Around the World

Since 2012, the United Nations has marked October 11th as the International Day of the Girl to lift up the voices of girls around the world. Girls like Malala Yousafzai, who—in 2012, at age 15—was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman because she advocated for girls’ education. Globally, more than two-thirds of illiterate […]

Population Connection Joins UN Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah

Population Connection staff and local members joined forces with Utah Population Health and Environment Council (UPEC), Center for Biological Diversity, and Transition Earth to participate in the first United Nations Conference to take place in the U.S. outside of the UN headquarters in New York City. Roughly 6,000 people from about 120 countries attended the […]

We Can Save the Planet if We React Decisively: The Healing Ozone Layer Is Proof

I admit, when I heard that today was International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, my initial reaction was confusion. Wait, I thought. The ozone layer gets its own day? I thought we already fixed that. Back in the 90s, we heard a lot about the holes in the ozone layer and how […]

A Burning Desire for Beef: Amazon Wildfires and the Brazilian Cattle Industry

As fires continue to burn in the Amazon Rainforest, celebrities express concern and top government officials pledge financial support. The Amazon has an utmost importance to the planet; it’s earth’s largest rainforest and home to a fifth of the world’s plants and birds. Environmentalists worry that the fires will lead to further species extinction and […]

No Room for Hate

Racists, nativists, and xenophobes are seeking to cloak their vile, repellent agenda with claims of concern about population growth and the environment. There is absolutely nothing green about white nationalism. Aptly dubbed “ecofascists,” their despicable dogma is anathema to Population Connection. Time and again we’ve proudly stood in support of treating our fellow human beings […]

Title X and Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule

Title X Origins The United States introduced its first official domestic family planning program for low-income Americans in 1970: the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act, Title X of the Public Health Service Act (known by the shorthand Title X, which is pronounced “ten”). Republican President Richard Nixon oversaw the program’s development and implementation, […]

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