More persecution of wild animals in the name of increased human demand for domesticated farmed animals.
"Because the bison migrate out of the park and carry a disease that can be fatal to cattle, Montana has pushed the Park Service to reduce Yellowstone’s total bison population to less than 3,500. Yellowstone officials have calculated that a herd of 3,000 to 5,000 is necessary for the animals... View details ⇨
"CFFC-CDD argues that the Vatican should participate in world politics as a religion and not as a state. Vatican power in global policies on women and reproductive health affects the laws of states, not just laws of churches, which call for personal acts of conscience. States’ laws can prevent people of all religions and those of no religion from having access to condoms for AIDS prevention,... View details ⇨
(US) "If there are women in these highly restrictive states who want abortions but can't get them because there aren't any clinics that they can get to, and that's why abortion's going down, that's not a good thing," Jones said. "But we think the story that's going on in a lot of situations, in a lot of states, is that fewer women are having unintended pregnancies and in turn fewer abortions,... View details ⇨
"The greatest virtue of science is that it uses irrefutable facts, data, and evidence to force us to accept the harsh truths that we, flawed humanity, may wish to ignore. Like the fact that children are—scientifically speaking—small bundles of misery."
For environmental and sustainability reasons, as well as for reasons of equity and natural justice, Population Matters strongly supports gender equality and the empowerment of women. [ Populationmatters.org Link ]
Rainforest: "Numerous types of forest conservation policies are being implemented in the tropics today. Alongside traditional instruments like protected areas, other initiatives including development programs, certification schemes and payments for environmental services (PES) are also being carried out. Yet rigorously-quantified knowledge about what works and what does not work remains... View details ⇨
Today, the world’s three major meteorological organisations will reveal how global temperature in 2016 stacked up against previous years. Given exceptional warmth in most months, it is all but guaranteed that scientists will confirm 2016 as the hottest year on record.
No-copay birth control was a hallmark of ACA, allowing 55 million women to have more control over their bodies. Now insurance companies would no longer be required to cover contraceptives, and pregnancy would be considered a “pre-existing condition.”
Mrs Kilmurray, who suffered post-partum depression, said 'no one warns you about the dark sides of motherhood and pregnancy'.
She also shared no one had told her about how much she would change 'mentally and physically' after giving birth to her sons, now 18 months old and five months old.
"Our efforts to date are falling “woefully short” of achieving the greenhouse gas reduction needed to avoid dramatic, probably catastrophic, climate disruption. Bioethicist Travis Rieder shakes things up by asking the question: In the age of climate change, is there a moral imperative not to have children, or to have only one child? This is a line of inquiry most people shy away from, for... View details ⇨
"A Scots research team has warned a worldwide rubber shortage is looming as demand grows, costs rise and an adequate man-made substitute is yet to be found. The natural commodity used throughout modern life is dwindling to such an extent that Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh researchers said if farmers in Africa and Asia continue to fell trees at the current rate more than half of the world’s... View details ⇨