Category Archives: Population Growth Issues

Greece’s Island of Despair – The New York Times

His brown eyes sunken and flat, Jahangir Baroch had spent another sleepless night in the metal container on the Greek island of Lesbos where he has lived for more than a year. “There was no electricity in the container last … Continue reading

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Opinion | These Kids Could Tutor World Leaders – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

  NDONGA, Central African Republic — This remote village doesn’t have an official school, and there’s no functioning government to build one. So the villagers, desperate to improve their children’s lives, used branches and leaves to construct their own dirt-floor … Continue reading

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Bigger Is Not Better for Ocean Conservation – by Luiz A. Rocha – NYT

Those areas — totaling almost 350,000 square miles — will encompass islands some 600 miles offshore and increase Brazil’s protected areas to nearly 25 percent of its waters from about 1.5 percent now. The Ministry of the Environment is creating … Continue reading

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A Parable of Self-Destruction – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

Scientists and historians have since solved the mystery. The statues, or moai, were built over hundreds of years by Easter Islanders themselves — a formerly advanced Polynesian society that was prosperous enough to make ever bigger and more ornate statues. … Continue reading

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U.S. Lifts Ban on Some Elephant and Lion Trophies – The New York Times

The United States has moved to allow hunters to import big-game trophies, including elephant tusks and lion hides, acquired in certain African countries with approvals granted on an individual basis. The decision, reported in a memorandum published last week by … Continue reading

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Italy’s Five-Star Electoral Performance – by Roger Cohen – NYT

The tide that ushered the Five Star Movement, a web-based party representing a ragtag band of disaffected voters, and the anti-immigrant League to victory has been rising for some time. Italy took some 64 percent of the 186,000 migrants who … Continue reading

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The 8 Million Species We Don’t Know – by Edward O. Wilson – NYT

“The history of conservation is a story of many victories in a losing war. Having served on the boards of global conservation organizations for more than 30 years, I know very well the sweat, tears and even blood shed by … Continue reading

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With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia- a National Park System Is Born – The New York Times

With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System Is Born Two Americans snapped up large swaths of land in Chile, which they donated to a new conservation area that will be three times the size of Yosemite and … Continue reading

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It’s Time for an Immigration Enchilada – by Jorge G. Castañeda – NYT

President Trump rescinded Mr. Obama’s DACA policy. He has proposed a four-pillar overhaul of American immigration policy that most Democrats and Latinos in the United States detest. Strangely enough, however, it might benefit Mexico, especially if it is accompanied by … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump- Meet a Hero Whom You Maligned – Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“In 1885, a poor, uneducated 16-year-old boy arrived in our country from Germany at a time when immigrants were often looked down on by affluent Americans. This boy was ambitious and entrepreneurial, and, despite language problems, he earned some money … Continue reading

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