How Green Is Your Contraceptive?

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UN releases inconceivable new estimate of Earth’s 2050 population

June 22, 2017 by  
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Right now there are 7.5 billion people on Earth and counting. But the world in 2050 will be even more packed, according to new United Nations (UN) projections. The new World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision report estimates that there could be nearly 10 billion people on the planet in a little over 30 years. By 2030, the global population could be 8.6 billion, according to the UN. 9.8 billion people might reside on Earth in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100. As around 83 million people are born every single year, the organization expects the total population to rise even if fertility levels go down. And while China currently has the most people of any country, the UN estimates India will surpass China in around seven years. Related: Earth’s population just hit 7.5 billion people Of the world’s 10 largest countries, Nigeria is growing the fastest. The country is currently the world’s seventh largest but the UN estimates they will surpass the United States to become the world’s third largest country just before 2050. And between now and 2050, around half of all the population growth on Earth will be centered in only nine countries: Nigeria, India, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Indonesia, Pakistan, and the United States. The new report doesn’t just cover the amount of people in the world. It addresses fertility, life expectancy, and refugee movement. For example, fertility has fallen in almost all the areas of the world, even in Africa. One exception is Europe. A reduction in fertility has led to an aging population. Meanwhile life expectancy has risen globally from 65 to 69 years for men and 69 to 73 years for women, although the UN noted large disparities between countries in those figures. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division put out the June 21 report. The organization says the statistics could help agencies better work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Via the United Nations Images via Guillaume on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons

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World’s greenest and healthiest office crowned in Washington, D.C.

June 22, 2017 by  
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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) headquarters in Washington DC was just named the greenest and healthiest office on the planet! Perkins+Will designed the groundbreaking interior, which has received both LEED and WELL Platinum Certification under WELL Building Standard. The 8,500-square-foot office features human-centric design elements that reduce stress, increase air quality, mask sounds and regulate the body’s physiological processes. Employees have no assigned seats, but choose available workplace environments that support specific daily tasks. The interior includes meeting spaces and private areas that can be reserved for several hours at a time. Related: GSK’s US Headquarters Awarded Double LEED Platinum in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard Biophilic design strategies employed throughout the space include the use of natural materials , architectural forms, patterning, and state-of-the-art monitoring systems to create a world-class working environment. ASID staff participated in the design process by wearing sensors that measured speech patterns and body movement when they interacted with each other. These sensor readings were compared to show how their interactions changed as a result of the new office design. Related: NBBJ Unveils New Plans for Biosphere Greenhouses at Amazon’s Seattle HQ “We began this project with a clear goal of showcasing the many ways design can positively affect the health and well-being of employees while boosting resource efficiency ,” said ASID CEO Randy W. Fiser. “At ASID, we believe in research-based results in design and placed an emphasis on third-party validation of the space,” he added. + Perkins+Will + American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

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The world’s population is set to surpass 11 billion people by the end of the century

August 12, 2015 by  
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About 13.5 percent of the current world population is undernourished and millions go hungry each year, but the situation is going to get much worse. A new UN report shows the world’s population is projected to hit between 9.5 and 13.3 billion people by 2100. High fertility rates and the rising median age in each country are contributing factors, and beg the question few people seem willing to ask: how will we sustain our planet with that many people? Read the rest of The world’s population is set to surpass 11 billion people by the end of the century

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World Population Expected to Reach Almost 11 Billion People by 2100

June 14, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock According to numbers recently released by the UN , the world’s population is expected reach nearly 11 billion people by 2100. That’s about 8 percent more than was predicted in 2011. While population growth has slowed in developed countries, populations in developing countries, particularly those in Africa , are increasing at a higher rate than expected. Read the rest of World Population Expected to Reach Almost 11 Billion People by 2100 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Adrian Raftery , Africa population , birth rates , current population , Europe population , global population , Inda population , life expectancy , Population by 2050 , population by 2100 , population increase , UN population report , university of washington , University of Washington population numbers , US population , World population        

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PHOTOS: Sister Cities Park & Green-Roofed Cafe is a Perfect Lunch Spot in Philly

June 14, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of PHOTOS: Sister Cities Park & Green-Roofed Cafe is a Perfect Lunch Spot in Philly Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , children’s discovery garden , city center district , digsau , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green roof , green roofed cafe , Landscape Architecture , philadelphia , sister cities cafe , sister cities park , Sustainable Building , sustainable design        

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World Population to Hit 7 Billion People This Week!

October 25, 2011 by  
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This week the world’s population will reach a whopping 7 billion inhabitants, marking a critical time for us to consider the conservation of natural resources to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations. Experts are already releasing their estimates of where the world’s rapidly accelerating population growth will be by the end of the century. One forthcoming United Nations report estimates that the number may reach 15 billion — more than double current levels, and 5 billion more than what was previously predicted. So what does this mean for our planet and its resources? Read the rest of World Population to Hit 7 Billion People This Week! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2030 perfect storm , increase in population , planet earth population , planet earth population increase , planet population 7 billion , population energy use , un population division , world population 15 billion , world population 2100

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Nest Smart Thermostat Developed by the Fathers of the iPod

October 25, 2011 by  
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If ever you ever thought that thermostats were boring, the folks from Nest are about to blow your mind. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a brand new gadget designed by the fathers of the iPod that learns your behavior and creates a heating and cooling schedule that matches your lifestyle. Over time it learns when you wake up in the morning, when you leave for work, and when you come home — and it can help cut your energy bill in half while saving cash on your utility bills. Read the rest of Nest Smart Thermostat Developed by the Fathers of the iPod Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: energy saving thermostat , ipod developers , learning thermostat , nest , nest learning , nest thermostat , programmable thermostat , smart temperature control , smart thermostat , temperature control

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