World Population Awareness

Links: Population, Family Planning, Environmental, Research Resources

December 07, 2014

A+ Population Web Sites

The Population Resource Center

- bringing the latest demographic data to policymakers through policy briefings

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Center for Biological Diversity Makes the Population Connection

"Through the empowerment of women, education of all people, universal access to birth control, and a societal commitment to ensuring that all species are given a chance to live and thrive, we can reduce our own population to an ecologically sustainable level. This will decrease human poverty and crowding, increase our standard of living, and sustain the lives of plants, animals, and ecosystems everywhere." .... Follow the link to a beautiful presentation on Overpopulation.

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Global Footprint Network

Our mission is to promote a sustainable economy by advancing the Ecological Footprint, a measurement tool that makes the reality of planetary limits relevant to decision-makers.

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GrowthBusters

The End of Growth - Can We Embrace It? Urban growth, population growth, consumption growth, economic growth.

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National Council for Science and the Environment

- Population and Environmental Linkages

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PopPlanet.org

... from Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)

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Population Connection

- news, educational materials, teacher curriculum, research, activist training, etc

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Population Reference Bureau:

provides timely information on U.S. and international population trends

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Rotarian Initiative for Population and Development (RIFPD) Sent: 02 Apr 2003 Rotarian Initiative for Population and Development (RIFPD) www.rifpd.org "..Sustainable development, preservation of the environment, and the quality of life for all people, especially the new generations, are impacted by population growth..." kgp ... doclink
Seattle Chapter of ZPG

- Great graphics!

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Terra Populus: Integrated Data on Population and Environment

Terra Populus will integrate the world's population and environmental data, including * Population censuses and surveys
* Land cover information from remote sensing
* Climate records from weather stations
* Land use records from statistical agencies Data that are interoperable across time, space, and scientific domain will allow us to understand the dramatic transformation of the earth's inhabitants and their environment. TerraPop is developing this infrastructure to make it easier for researchers to use data describing people along with data describing the places they inhabit.

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United Nations Development Programme

In depth analysis of World Population Trends

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United States Committee for the United Nations Population Fund

The U.S. Committee builds moral, political, and financial support in the United States for the work of the UN Population Fund

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World Watch Institute:

lots of studies and statistics on demography

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World of 7 Billion Website

The World of 7 Billion campaign is an educational resource for both students and teachers. Human population is set to hit seven billion by the end of 2011. As we approach this immense milestone, it is important to understand how we got here, analyze the impact of our choices, and realize that our decisions can and will impact the future.

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Population Web Sites

American Association for the Advancement of Science

-Population and Sustainable Development (PSD) Program

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CNIE - Committee for the National Institute for the Environment

- Marking a World Population of 6 Billion - A Collection of Online Resources

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Fort Lewis College

Internet Population Course

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The Population Resource Center

- bringing the latest demographic data to policymakers through policy briefings

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Action Canada for Population and Development Sent: 19 Sep 2004
Action Canada for Population and Development

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Asia Switches Slowly to Green Power Thursday, September 16, 2004 Posted: 11:02 AM EDT (1502 GMT)

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Rising oil prices and pollution are fueling interest in green power in Asia but experts see no prospect of a rapid switch from the region's growing dependence on oil, coal and gas.

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Crowding the Rim

Pacific Rim population

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Growthism

The 'Economic' Cancer of Growth-To-Ruin

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Izaak Walton League of America

Sustainability Education Project

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Lifewatch Group Ltd

Is this the future we hope for our children? This website has a nice essay on overpopulation.

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Minnesotans for Sustainability Also see Table of Contents at
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Natural Advantage

- Population Stabilization in Australia

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Negative Population Growth:

big emphasis on immigration

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Overpopulation - So Gulliver Returns

Overpopulation is responsible for many of our planet's problems--global warming, the lack of fresh water, poverty, high gasoline and food prices, air and water pollutions, the scarcity of natural resources, the excess of wastes and their proper disposal, and even some wars. In the year 2020 Commander Lemuel Gulliver XVI returns from a twenty year odyssey around the solar system, searching for sites where the world's excess people can be re-located. Follow the link to read this on-line book.

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Overpopulation.net

"Find out the latest true numbers why we have passed the point of sustainability and our population is now crashing." This site has a paper briefly covering the topic of overpopulation. One interesting opinion expressed in the year 2000 at this site is that ZPG will occur in 2029 @ 6.90 billion. Since the U.N. says it is now at 6.2 billion, that is only .7 billion to go. The current estimate (2002) of annual population growth is 76 or 77 million. The author claims 60.1 in 2000. The web site's left news column seems to be the result of news article 'searches' on the word population and overpopulation, which results in a lot of articles about pet spaying, but some useful information may be found there.

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Population Communications International

Soap operas in third world countries

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Population Media

Using the media to motivate family planning, AIDS prevention, and respect for women

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The KZPG Overpopulation News Network:

News, broadcasts, lists other population groups

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The Population-Environment Connection

from The Battelle Seattle Research Center

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The Social Contract

(Choose 'Population Growth' on the top drop-down list)

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Think Population http://www.thinkpopulation.org

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Voluntary Human Extinction: Population Overload Near the instant when the world's population reached 6.5 billion, Les Knight was carrying his Voluntary Human Extinction message to an environmental conference in Oregon. How, he wonders aloud, can he invite people to cross from idle interest in overpopulation to a commitment: No more children? But before a viewer can as much as mouth "Six billion five-hundred million nine-hundred-sixty thousand one-hundred seventy-four," the number has jumped to 6,500,960,182. Despite low fertility in developed countries and high mortality in developing countries, despite increasing birth control, the world's population has jumped a billion since 1993 and could reach 7 billion in 2012 and stabilize at 9 billion in 2050, much concentrated in mega-cities such as Tokyo, Bombay, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, and New York-Newark. In Africa, HIVS and ethnic warfare have markedly increased mortality; yet 77 million people have fattened the global population each year since 2000. They come from six countries: India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, the United States and Bangladesh. It's not that Knight is rooting for the latest H5N1 bird flu to make a pandemic trimming as many as 1 billion from humanity's roster. Knight wants attention to the subject. "Every day, thousands of children die of preventable diseases and starvation," adding that human beings need to "quit being people-centered and think about the whole earth." Reproductive freedom, immigration, use and distribution of resources, get messy. "It's easier to talk about no clear-cutting (of forests) or the exotic animal trade," Knight says. He wants humanity to shed old notions and embrace an international and cross-species awareness. That starts with exploring what the numbers imply. Population is an element of nearly every social concern and should be dealt with in context. Population trouble starts with density that, when resulting in overcrowding, can be spread out. No-growth notions seem to shatter human biology and also run up against a determined optimism and faith. "What can I do about it?" Instead of having a baby, adopt one. Instead of driving a car, buy a bike. People need to assess their reproductive choices and get real about how lives and nations and cultures interconnect. doclink
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation The goal of the Population Program is to promote voluntary family planning and good reproductive health (FP/RH) outcomes for everyone, because of the benefits this brings to individuals, societies, and our entire global community.
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Reproductive Health and Women's Groups

AVSC International

access to voluntary and safe contraception - has changed it's name to Engender Health

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Alan Guttmacher Institute:

mostly reproductive health - lots of studies and statistics, especially on family planning & teen pregnancy

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Engender Health

access to voluntary and safe contraception - formerly AVSC

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Fill My Pills Now

In an outrageous move to stop women from preventing unintended pregnancies, some pharmacists across the country have refused to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception and other birth control pills. The reason? They believe it is in conflict with their moral beliefs. Birth control is basic health care and restricting access to prescriptions is nothing short of discrimination. Don't let ideology trump sound science- join the Fill My Pills Now campaign today.

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Human Right to Family Planning

birth control in the developing world

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

The mission of NLIRH is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through education, advocacy and coalition building.

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Population Services International

- has programs for women, teens, AIDS

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Population, Health, and Nutrition

- US Agency for International Development

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The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS)

Sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. Advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices

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US Agency for International Development

- programs focus on family planning, child survival, prevention of HIV/AIDS

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Environmental Groups:

Horizon Solutions Site

- sustainability solutions

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Action Network

Action Network utilizes the power and speed of the Internet to help people take action online for the environment and gives busy people who are concerned about the environment a way to get involved and feel empowered. It features action alerts from us (Population Action International) and more than 170 other environment, population and public health organizations and coalitions. With over 800,000 activists and growing, the site is among the largest and oldest online activism hubs on the World Wide Web.

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Global Change Research Programs

- National Science Foundation

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National Resources Defense Council

-look for their section on population

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On-line Encyclopedia for Sustainable Development and Global Security

A life support system is any natural or human-engineered system that furthers the life of the biosphere in a sustainable fashion. The fundamental attribute of life support systems is that together they provide all of the needs required for continuance of life. These needs go far beyond biological requirements. Thus, life support systems encompass natural environmental systems as well as ancillary social systems required to foster societal harmony, safety, nutrition, medical care, economic standards, development of new technology, etc. The one common thread in all of these systems is that they operate in partnership with the conservation of global natural resources.

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World Volunteer Organizations:

Listserves, Forums, News Services

WOA!!s Population News Weekly

To receive WOA!!s weekly email population and environment news, send an email message to karen4329@karengaia.net

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BOL(The South Asian e-list on Gender and Reproductive Health and Rights)

Bol is a space for people and organizations within South Asia and outside to come together and discuss and work on issues of gender, reproductive health and rights and legal developments pertaining to human rights within the region. Bol is a bulletin board where you can post information about activities - conferences, workshops, rallies; and about resources - networks, people and organizations. You can also use this list to publicize events that would be difficult to publicize otherwise. To subscribe, send a message to: majordomo@mos.com.np with the following command in the body of your email message: subscribe bol

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Footprints list

- send a blank message to footprints-subscribe@egroups.com

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Global Intersections

- Population, Sexual & Reproductive Health, and The Environment - A Monthly News Digest and Information Service of Population Communications International. Subscribe to Global Intersections--free of cost--by sending an e-mail to: majordomo@bway.net - in the body of the message type: subscribe global-intersections

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Johns Hopkins Population Information Program "The PopReporter"

electronic magazine: focusing on reproductive health, family planning, and related health communication topics

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Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report

- you can sign up for daily or weekly email alerts

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Migration News Sent: 16 Oct 2003
Migration News

MIGRATION NEWS Vol. 10, No. 4, October, 2003

Migration News summarizes the most important immigration and integration developments of the preceding quarter. Topics are grouped by region: North America, Europe, Asia and Other.

There are two versions of Migration News. The paper edition is about 12,000 words in length, and the email version about 25,000.

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Population and Demography Forum

A new forum on population and demographics. Looks like some folks already on the forum take this subject seriously.

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Resources, Demographics

Country Profiles for Population and Reproductive Health

Click on the headline link for a very useful UNFPA/PRB publication. It contains more than 100 demographic and health indicators from developing countries, including information for tracking progress on the ICPD and Millennium Development Goals. It covers basic demographic trends, as well as social and economic indicators, and statistics on maternal and child health, adolescent reproductive health, education, HIV and AIDS, gender equality and demand for reproductive health services. It also tracks internal disparities and public financing for health and education, and maps progress toward meeting the MDGs.

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Family Planning: a Global Handbook for Providers The John Hopkins University INFO Project and WHO is publishing the on-line edition of this 372-page book in stages. The first 13 chapters are available;, additional chapters will become available over the next few weeks. Family planning is regaining priority status throughout the developing world. The Family Planning handbook brings together evidence on family planning methods and related topics from among 30 health organizations around the world. More than 100 million married women want to prevent pregnancy but are not using a contraceptive. Services and supplies are not yet available everywhere; fears of social disapproval or partner's opposition pose formidable barriers. Worries about side effects prevent many women from using contraception. This Handbook is the single most authoritative resource for family planning in the developing world and is used extensively by family planning providers in the developing world. Follow the headline link to this online book. doclink
GDP Per Capita by Country

Ranks countries by per capita GDP. Surprisingly, the United States ranks 9th or 10th, depending on whether you are looking at statistics from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, or the CIA World Factbook

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Guttmacher Institute Launches New International Data Center

Allows Users to Create Customized Tables, Graphs and Maps With the Most Current Data Available from 75 countries and 22 world regions. The available data include safe and unsafe abortion rates; intended and unintended pregnancy rates; maternal health care provision; contraceptive use and unmet need for family planning; and reproductive health indicators for adolescents.

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Pew Center on the States

News - current and archived, transportation, population, and other items of interest - for each state.

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Population & Economic Development Linkages 2007 Data Sheet

Many resources have been poured into family planning and reproductive health programs, but little is known about how these investments affect helping people out of poverty. Demographic change affects economic development and the two tend to be related. The Population Reference Bureau's Population & Economic Development Linkages 2007 Data Sheet explores some of these links. This data sheet looks at health, poverty, and economic indicators both within and among countries. This information should be of interest to policymakers and planners in guiding their countries' future economic development. It provides up-to-date data on population, inequalities within developing countries, and economic opportunities. Data covered includes the percent of married women using modern contraception by wealth group, number of working-age adults per dependent child, and percent of females enrolled in secondary school.

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Population Media Center eNewsletter

Newsletters for Population Media Center

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Population-Environment Research Network

The Population-Environment Research Network seeks to advance academic research on population and the environment by promoting on-line scientific exchange among researchers from social and natural science disciplines worldwide. Features a searchable library, seminars, and job or study opportunities. PERN is a project of The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), and the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) on Global Environmental Change.

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Shadow Government Statistics

Analysis behind and beyond government economic reporting

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State of the Planet, in Graphics

Globally human populations are growing, trade is increasing, and living standards are rising for many. But, according to the UN's latest Global Environment Outlook report, long-term problems including climate change, pollution, access to clean water, and the threat of mass extinctions are being met with "a remarkable lack of urgency". Follow the link to see the state of the planet, in graphics.

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The Futures Group International

Has software and computer models to project the social and economic impacts of high fertility and rapid population growth.

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The Shape We're In - Science Magazine Series

In Nov 2003 Science magazine is detailed a series of articles that will be published in the coming months - a group of short Viewpoints about some of the common resources--air, fresh water, fisheries, food and soil, energy--and key trends--in human population, biodiversity, and climate--that are most important for our general well-being. Topics will be: "Prospects for Biodiversity," "Tropical Soils and Food Security," "The Future for Fisheries," "Global Freshwater Resources: Soft-Path Solutions for the 21st Century," "Energy Resources and Global Development," and "Global Air Quality and Pollution." On December 12 Science will present a special issue on the "Tragedy of the Commons," the classic metaphor of the late Garret Hardin which appeared 35 years ago, in which some contemporary ideas about the management of shared resources will be discussed.

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Three Decades of Population Policies and Programs

Three decades ago, it appeared that the "population bomb" would undermine development in the Third World and little could be done about it. This book takes the reader back to the first efforts by 23 countries to field programs to deal with the threat. Few public programs had attempted to reduce excessive fertility and provide contraceptives to whole populations. The 23 cases of the family planning tell the story. Their successes and faulures were original. These essays recount the experience of the men and women who led the efforts and provides a unique look inside the programs. They offer guidance to other health-related objectives that are now emerging. The rise of new threats (HIV-AIDS and others) make it clear that new health services and interventions into human behavior will continue to be vital. The organizational structures and behavior-modification campaigns needed can learn much from the pioneering efforts at reducing fertility. Follow the link to this PDF for details.

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United Nations Population Division: 2006 Revision of World Population Prospects Released

The 2006 Revision of World Population Prospects incorporates the full results of the 2000 round of national population censuses and the surveys carried out in developing countries. For the first time assessments of AIDA includes the demographic impact of antiretroviral therapy. Recent information from UNAIDS is used, as well as newly available information on HIV/AIDS prevalence rates. This has led to lower estimates of AIDS-related mortality in several African countries. The 2006 Revision is available in electronic form from the website of the Population Division http://www.unpopulation.org where data can be accessed and tabulated on demand through an interactive database. A number of hard copy publications including the data volumes, an analytical report and a poster will be issued in the coming months.

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Visualizing the Value of Nature

Visualizing.org illustrates the value of nature and our use of nature's services.The group joined up with TEEB (the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity), a UN-sponsored effort to put a dollar figure on nature's services such as providing fuel, food, water and habitat, by assessing both their economic benefits and the costs associated with their depletion. Uses Global Footprint Network data to graphically show the relationship between countries' ecological demand, their biocapacity and the size of their deficit or reserve.

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Links

Five E's Unlimited

Check out the Five E's web site (www.eeeee.net) for updates and new material. Present projects include (1) Developing a Sustainability Plan for the Municipality of Whistler BC, Canada -www.whistlerfuture.com/thinkit/pdfs/Whistler_Sustainit3.pdf; (2) Designing the structure for a non- profit organization, Sustainable DC (Washington - www.SustainableDC.org). (3) Carrying out activities in sustainability education for the project, "Earth Child" (with Beyond Creation - www.beyondcreation.org). This year's Conference is entitled "Education for a Sustainable and Secure Future" and Five E's is helping to develop a "Strategy for a National Public Communications Campaign on Sustainable Development" (www.ncseonline.org/conference). E-mail rwflint@eeeee.net.

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Garrett Hardin Society website Sent: 04 Jun 2003 Garrett Hardin Society website I would like to announce the Garrett Hardin Society website at www.GarrettHardinSociety.org . By perpetuating Dr. Hardin's writings, the Garrett Hardin Society will provide a meaningful framework to discuss ecological, economic, demographic, and ethical issues. Fred Elbel May 12, 2003 kgp... doclink
Links Sent: 14 Nov 2002 Links Amazing Environmental Web Directory http://www.webdirectory.com Earth's Biggest Environment Search Engine Best Environmental Directories http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/meta/cds.html Selection of best internet environmental directories (list of lists), for more than 600 environmental subjects. Ecofuture http://www.ecofuture.org/pk/pkinfo.html#OVERPOP A short well-edited list of population links. Facing theFuture http://www... doclink
Population 2005 Website

A Global Alliance to Promote the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. the new website provides a convenient avenue for individuals and organizations to learn about Population 2005s work to promote the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. The site is being continually updated with news and commentary reproductive health and sustainable development.

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US Pop website Sent: 04 Jun 2003 US Pop website May 12, 2003 http://www.mnforsustain.org/u_s_population_policy.htm Dell Erickson kgp... doclink
USS3P - U.S. Sustainable Population Policy Project (new) Sent: 04 Jun 2003 New website for USS3P - U.S. Sustainable Population Policy Project The website for USS3P - U.S. Sustainable Population Policy Project has moved from kzpg. The new permanent website is: http://www.ecofuture.org/pop/uss3p.html Please update your bookmarks. kgp... doclink