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  • UN world population report predicts slowing growth rate, 10.9 billion peak by 2100

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    By Christopher Thompson The latest global population report from the United Nations estimates the number of people on the planet will peak at 10.9 billion by the end of the century. The vast majority of population growth is expected to come from sub-Saharan Africa, with declining population growth predicted in Asia, Europe and Latin America […]

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  • Flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey reveal one possible effect of climate change, study says

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    By Ryan Johnson Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests: In the past two years, five cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterial infection spread by handling or eating contaminated seafood, have been tied to Delaware Bay, where water temperatures have been on the rise in recent years, according […]

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  • We’ll Never Solve Immigration If We Don’t Solve Climate Change

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    By Christopher Thompson In the recent standoff between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump administration commingled the issues of trade and immigration. This is the wrong approach, and it ignores one of the root causes of the migration challenge: a rapidly warming planet. Climate change and immigration have become more inextricably linked than ever. As […]

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  • Efforts to protect butterflies, desert fish would get millions under Extinction Prevention Act

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    By Ryan Johnson Arizona is home to a number of species that are threatened by climate change and human activity. Under legislation proposed by Rep. Raul Grijalva, Arizona fish and butterflies may get additional federal funds for conservation efforts. The Tucson Democrat, who chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources, last month introduced the Extinction […]

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  • This Father’s Day, organise your dad’s finances: All you need to know

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    By Christopher Thompson Give priority to retirement savings over children’s education or marriage This Father’s Day, keep the expensive gifting ideas aside. Instead, spend time with your dad talking about money, and help him get his finances in order. The first step is to have an open and honest conversation about money. Start by talking […]

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  • 7 easy ways to reduce your use of plastics

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    By Ryan Johnson Whether they’re clogging our oceans or causing harm to sea creatures, the use and creation of plastics has quickly become a crushing and widespread problem across the planet. Plastics have become an almost unnoticed part of our daily lives, from the food we eat, the transportation we take and the products we […]

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  • Why New Graduate’s should not stay in unfulfilling jobs

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    Securing the first job out of college can be stressful, but it’s an entirely other daunting task to determine the right time to leave that position. In fact, it’s often the second job that can set the trajectory of a career and cement someone’s place in an industry. Industry insiders and career experts also stressed […]

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  • Working while in college can get you a bigger paycheck after graduation

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    By Christopher Thompson There’s good news for the many people who are in college and working too: they’re likely to pick up a larger paycheck after graduation than their peers who didn’t work. That’s the finding from a new study published by the Education and Employment Research Center at the Rutgers School of Management and […]

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  • Has climate change had an impact on tornados?

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    By Christopher Thompson This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  As the seemingly endless barrage of violent tornadoes continued to pummel a large swath of the United States this week, lawmakers and concerned citizens declared on social media that the storms offered a front row seat to […]

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  • Plastic Ban protecting the marine population

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    By Christopher Thompson Government’s recent ban on single-use petro-based plastics has been highlighted as an “urgent” measure the Caribbean should implement to tackle marine pollution,  a World Bank report said Thursday. Marine pollution threatens not only the region’s resistance to climate change, but also its economic prosperity and sustainable development, the report argues. According to […]

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