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  • Arctic Sea Ice Freefall is Mirror Image of Carbon Dioxide Ascent

    Arctic Sea Ice Freefall is Mirror Image of Carbon Dioxide Ascent

    By Emily E. Adams The amount of Arctic sea ice has plummeted in recent decades—a bold manifestation of the rise in temperature resulting from the rapid increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. After staying below 300 parts per ...

  • Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth

    Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth

    By J. Matthew Roney In May 1975, rising concerns about overfishing and deteriorating ocean health prompted scientists and officials from 33 countries to meet in Tokyo for the first global conference on marine parks and reserves. Noting the need for ...

  • India's Dangerous 'Food Bubble'

    India's Dangerous 'Food Bubble'

    By Lester R. Brown India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early ...

  • Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

    Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

    By Janet Larsen When New York City opened registration for its much anticipated public bike-sharing program on April 15, 2013, more than 5,000 people signed up within 30 hours. Eager for access to a fleet of thousands of bicycles, they became Citi ...

  • Bike-Sharing Programs Hit the Streets in Over 500 Cities Worldwide

    Bike-Sharing Programs Hit the Streets in Over 500 Cities Worldwide

    By Janet Larsen Politicians, lobbyists, and tourists alike can ride bicycles along a specially marked lane between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, part of the 115 miles of bicycle lanes and paths that now crisscross Washington, DC. In ...

  • Troubling Health Trends Holding Back Progress on Life Expectancy

    Troubling Health Trends Holding Back Progress on Life Expectancy

    People born today will live for 68 years on average, 20 years longer than those born in 1950. By the mid-twentieth century, industrial countries had already made major strides in extending lifespans with improvements in sanitation, nutrition, and ...

  • People in action: Spreading the plan B vision

    People in action: Spreading the plan B vision

    Each year, Earth Policy Institute (EPI) receives hundreds of letters and e-mails from people who are inspired by our work and are eager to help in building a sustainable future. They have reached out to their communities, co-workers and peers, ...

  • World population hitting 7 Billion

    World population hitting 7 Billion

    The number of people in the world is expected to reach 7 billion by the end of October 2011. Our rate of increase continues to slow from the high point of over 2 percent in 1968. Still, this year’s 1.1 percent increase means some 78 million ...

  • Ice melting faster everywhere

    Ice melting faster everywhere

    From the Arctic sea ice to the Antarctic interior and the mountainous peaks of Peru, Alaska, and Tibet, ice is melting at an alarming rate. The accelerating loss of ice sheets, sea ice, and glaciers is one of the most powerful and striking ...

  • Plan B 4.0 by the numbers - data highlights on selling our future

    Plan B 4.0 by the numbers - data highlights on selling our future

    www.earthpolicy.org/index.php?/press_room/C68/pb4_ch1_datarelease In Chapter 1 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, Lester Brown underscores important indicators of global stability and resource consumption. The following are summaries ...