The coast of Florida has recently been plagued by miles of green muck affecting tourism, fishing, and everyone’s overall sense of smell. The green substance, a collection of cyanobacteria, is known as an algal bloom.
In simple terms, the demographic dividend is the economic growth that may result from changes to a country’s age structure, due to the shift from people living short lives and having large families to living long lives and having small families.
Brazil is one of the world’s largest emerging economies and ranks in the top ten most populous countries in the world. It has the longest coastline in South America and one of its major cities, Rio de Janeiro, will host this year’s Summer Olympics. Did you know that Brazil has traditionally been a net recipient of immigrants with the southeast being the prime destination? Or, that since the 1960s Brazil has experienced a rapid fertility decline?
Pollinators around the globe are facing a grim future as a key component of global biodiversity. This is not only bad news for pollinators and other animals, but also for humans due to the risks it poses to the global food supply. Because of this, in 2008, the U.S. Senate designated this very week as National Pollinator Week to emphasize the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations and its impact.
Who are the pollinators and why are they so important?
Recently, the Washington Post published an article about the rise of air conditioner installations and use around the world. This article highlights one of the more striking parts of world population growth – the growing demand for energy. In this case, it’s the increasing use of air conditioners, which use energy.
The impacts of climate change have ushered in a new classification of displaced people, known as climate refugees.
Videos are a powerful tool and one that young people are using more and more to make their voices heard. Recently, youths across the world used film to grapple with some tough questions: Does population growth matter? Should we care that over 7 billion people share the Earth and its resources?
Thirsty for more SDG lesson plans as summer fast approaches? This blog post will focus on Sustainable Development Goal 6, and two lessons that address water use and management in the face of our growing population.
SDG 6 states that all participating nations will ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Today’s lessons Water, Water Everywhere, and Who Polluted the Potomac? spotlight water availability and use on our blue planet. Read on for more information!