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Delegates at UN climate talks in Qatar agree to extend the Kyoto Protocol on fighting global warming until 2020, avoiding a major new setback.
The world's population pyramid is changing shapeTHE world’s population will reach 7 billion by the end of October, according to the latest projections from the United Nations.
A free-trade zone in Shanghai, China's economic hub, launches as the world's second-biggest economy prepares to test long-awaited economic reforms.
An emergency operation is underway in the Salamat region of Chad after an "alarming" rise in cases of malaria.
China is facing an array of social dilemmas including a widening gender imbalance, decreasing fertility rate and an ageing population. At the root is its con...
If population levels continue to rise, our grandchildren will see the Earth plunged into crisis, argues Stephen Emmott
The United Nations says India will overtake China as the world's most populous country by 2028, and that the global population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050.
Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist working in DR Congo has a unique perspective on the horror of rape as a weapon of war.
Chinese villagers in the shadow of vast factories are paying a terrible price for cheap electronic gadgets, claim researchers
Children growing up under China's one-child policy are less trusting, risk averse and pessimistic, a study in the journal Science concludes.
Soils are a limited natural resource, but their role in food security is crucial. In light of climate change, soil degradation and erosion, farmers struggle ...
Sir David Attenborough says that population growth is out of control - but one expert says it could peak in 40 years. Which should we believe?
The BBC's Karishma Vaswani meets asylum seekers detained in Indonesia after failing to reach Australia by boat and facing an uncertain future.
This is fantastic as an example of local migration in Asia
Thousands of elderly people are missing. The last UK census found far fewer people in their 90s than expected, and the same thing happened in the US with people over 100.
At least 28% of South African schoolgirls are HIV positive compared with 4% of boys because "sugar daddies" exploit them, the health minister says.
A shrinking world economy is painful for many, but girls and women are suffering from the effects of recession
Why should we learn about human migration? ow.ly/gCai8 twitter.com/NatGeoEducatio…— NatGeo Education (@NatGeoEducation) January 7, 2013
Why should we learn about human migration? ow.ly/gCai8 twitter.com/NatGeoEducatio…
I like this as it also sets up the beginning of the lesson if you were were unsure what to do with this.
Migration is what is need in order for the human race to relate to one another and survive. This shows us how we can learn form Migration from a geographical stand point. If you look at the Geography of how and where people move you will it will help you to develop a sense of what is next to come or what is needed to survive.
The failure to punish anyone for carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) in almost a decade since Labour introduced a new law designed to stamp out the practice is forcing prosecutors to seek alternative methods to tackle the problem.
In 2010, Ghana announced a 60% increase in GDP estimates and Nigeria may soon follow suit. How do such miraculous rises come about?