FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Population Growth May Not Drive Deforestation in Eastern Ecuador, Yet Still Be Unsustainable

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[columns] [span8] Anders Henrik Sirén, “Population Growth and Land Use Intensification in a Subsistence-based Indigenous Community in the Amazon,” Human Ecology, vol. 35, no. 6 (December 2007), pp. 669–80, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-006-9089-y. This paper was collaboratively assessed. Population growth in Sarayaku, a … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Population Growth, Urbanization “Dwarf Likely Impacts of Climate Change” on Groundwater in Africa

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[columns] [span8] Richard C. Carter and Alison Parker, “Climate Change, Population Trends and Groundwater in Africa,” Hydrological Sciences Journal, vol. 54, no. 4 (2009), pp. 676–89, https://doi.org/10.1623/hysj.54.4.676. While the effects of climate change on African groundwater are likely to be … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Fertility Decline Spurs Per Capita Consumption Increase

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[columns] [span8] Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason, “Fertility, Human Capital, and Economic Growth over the Demographic Transition,” European Journal of Population, vol. 26, no. 2 (19 June 2010), pp. 159–82, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10680-009-9186-x. Fertility decline and accompanying population aging are unlikely to … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Human Population Growth Threatens Animal Species

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[columns] [span8] Jeffrey McKee, Erica Chambers, and Julie Guseman, “Human Population Density and Growth Validated as Extinction Threats to Mammal and Bird Species,” Human Ecology, vol. 41, iss. 5 (October 2013), pp. 773–78. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-013-9586-8. This paper was collaboratively assessed. … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Family Planning and Coastal Conservation May Work Better Together Than Either Does Alone

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[columns] [span8]   Leona D’Agnes et al., “Integrated Management of Coastal Resources and Human Health Yields Added Value: A Comparative Study in Palawan (Philippines),” Environmental Conservation, vol. 37, no. 4 (December 2010), pp. 398–409. DOI: 10.1017/S0376892910000779. URL (abstract): journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7944204&fileId=S0376892910000779. This … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: The Pill May Reduce Estrogen Pollution

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[columns] [span8] Usman Khan and Jim A. Nicell, “Contraceptive Options and Their Associated Estrogenic Environmental Loads: Relationships and Trade-Offs,” PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 3 (March 2014), e-page: e92630. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092630. URL (full paper): www.plosone.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0092630&representation=PDF. This paper was collaboratively assessed. … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Slower Population Growth, Lower Emissions

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[columns] [span8] Global Demographic Trends and Future Carbon Emissions Brian C. O’Neill et al., “Global Demographic Trends and Future Carbon Emissions,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 107, no. 41 (12 October 2010), pp. 17521–17526. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1004581107. URL … Continued

A Word on Our Sponsor: Shared Values on Family Planning, Population, and Environment

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[columns] [span8] Over the coming weeks, the Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment (FPESA) project will be providing advance peeks at peer-reviewed scientific papers from the last decade that offer evidence on the link between family planning and environmental sustainability. … Continued

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