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What’s Normal: How Scientists Calculate Background Extinction Rate

You may be aware of the ominous term “The Sixth Extinction,” used widely by biologists and popularized in the eponymous… Read more »Read more »

An Interview with April Flood, Most Valuable Trainer 2018

Congratulations to April Flood for being this year’s Most Valuable Trainer! April has been working with PopEd to spread the… Read more »Read more »

Earth’s Carrying Capacity Has Increased Over Time: Here’s How

Earth’s carrying capacity, the number of humans our planet can support, has been long debated and there is no clear… Read more »Read more »

Real-world sustainable solutions: Preserving biodiversity, sustainable resource use, and protecting human rights

As our world continues to develop, the challenges we face become increasingly complex and interconnected. The World of 7 Billion… Read more »Read more »

Using a Life Cycle Analysis to Determine a Product’s Social Impact

We recently posted about the value of using a Life Cycle Analysis (or LCA) to examine the environmental impacts of… Read more »Read more »

What Factors Determine the Carrying Capacity of an Ecosystem?

Carrying capacity, or the maximum number of individuals that an environment can sustain over time without destroying or degrading the… Read more »Read more »

Ignite Middle Schoolers Curiosity with these 7 Eco-Projects for School or Home

Project-based learning is lauded as an effective way to educate students because of the various learning styles utilized. In middle… Read more »Read more »

How is Population Growth Connected to Protecting Human Rights?

Human rights stands at the crossroads of multiple issues, including, but not limited to, education, poverty, and reproductive freedom. Climate… Read more »Read more »

How is Population Growth Connected to Preserving Biodiversity?

The World of 7 Billion student video contest is back for 2018-2019! We’ll be giving away $8,000+ of prizes to… Read more »Read more »

Why does a higher death rate reflect higher levels of development?

Why do highly developed countries tend to have higher death rates than many less developed countries? This question often comes… Read more »Read more »