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Last updated on  February 19th, 2018
Community Action Addresses Population Impacts on the Environment: Click here
A young population age structure, in-migration, and high fertility contribute to rapid population growth in many communities, exerting pressure on local resources.
Climate Change Impacts and Emerging Population Trends: A Recipe for Disaster?: Click here
More sizzling summers. Rising sea levels. Increasingly violent storms and floods. These are just a few of the many potential impacts of climate change projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Economic Shock of Crop Loss Increases Contraceptive Use Among Women in Rural Tanzania: Click here
Increasing access to family planning during rough economic times gives couples the option to postpone pregnancies. In his research on Tanzania, the author found that rural households increased contraceptive use when provided at an affordable rate, if they lost a significant portion of their crop.
How Family Planning Could Help Slow Climate Change: Click here
Ms. Magazine blog published "How Family Planning Could Help Slow Climate Change," by PRB's Kristen P. Patterson.
Lowest-Income Countries Hit Hardest by Climate Change: Click here
The global problem of climate change poses the greatest threat to the least developed countries.
The Role of Intergenerational Land Transfers and Education in Fertility Transition in Rural Kenya: Click here
Using data from Nyeri District in rural Kenya, researchers examined the impact of diminishing land availability, farm size, and inheritance patterns on fertility decisionmaking and behavior, and shed new light on the role of education, long considered the key determinant of fertility transition.
Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View From Tanzania: Click here
Cool Green Science, a blog by the Nature Conservancy, published "Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View From Tanzania," by PRB's Kristen P. Patterson.
How Much Land Should Be Protected for Biodiversity?: Click here
The use of numerical or percentage targets for protected areas—say, setting aside 10 percent of a biome for protection—has helped lead to accelerated growth in these areas worldwide. But the targeted approach doesn’t guarantee protection to areas that most need it, nor does it ensure effective management.
Pesticides: A Threat to Central America's Children and the Region's Future: Click here
Pesticides pose a health threat to people of all ages, but children face the greatest danger of all. And while children all over the world are menaced by these chemicals, nowhere is the threat more serious than in Central America.
PRB Discuss Online: Environment, Poverty, and Security in Today's World, What's Population Got to Do With It?: Click here
During a PRB Discuss Online, Roger-Mark De Souza, technical director for population, health, and environment at PRB, answered participants' questions about population, health, and environment links.