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This Earth Day, Save the Planet: Eat More Plants!

April 22, 2019, will mark the United States’ 49th anniversary of Earth Day—an annual celebration of the planet’s natural beauty and a call to action for environmental conservation. While publications and news reports continue to warn us about the vital importance of governments addressing global climate change, you might be wondering how best to approach […]

State of World Population, 50 Years Ago and Today

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) turns 50 this year. To mark the occasion, the multilateral agency’s annual State of World Population report includes a timeline of the agency’s work and the of events that shaped it into the organization it is today: an organization the United States isn’t funding under the Trump administration. In […]

2019 Capitol Hill Days Is in the Books!

This past weekend, nearly 350 people from all over the country came to Washington, DC, to fight for reproductive rights around the world. The program started on Friday afternoon with a rally outside the White House, where fired up young people chanted slogans and cheered for speakers including Melvine Ouyo, a former reproductive health care […]

Book Review: Empty Planet

Had Bricker and Ibbitson written a book about Noah’s Flood, the title might have read Dry Planet, with a warning of an impending drought. The authors maintain that a disaster of declining global population is imminent. This contrasts with today’s global human population of 7.8 billion, which is at flood level, and is rising steadily by […]

Celebrating Women and Fighting for HER this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is this Friday, March 8th. On this day and every day, we’re celebrating the achievements of women everywhere while recognizing that there is still much work to be done to ensure women can lead full, empowered lives. Structural barriers that keep women from fully participating in society are still endemic in many […]

Population Growth Projected to Drive a Third of Future Food Demand:
Let’s Talk About a Practical Solution

The bread baskets and rice bowls of the world will need to get a lot breadier and ricier in the coming decades if we’re going to feed all 9 billion people projected to be on the planet in 2050. A new report from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota proposes the […]

Domestic Gag Rule Puts Politicians’ Opinions Above Patients’ Quality of Care

I’m sorry to report more terrible news out of the moldy old gynoticians club that is the Trump administration: On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final rule Trump has been helping to sculpt with his tiny, chubby, old fingers since it was first proposed on June 1, 2018. The […]

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