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LiveScience Series Examines Impacts Of Population Growth

Noting the U.N. estimates the global population could grow to 11 million people by the end of the century, LiveScience in a weeklong series “is taking a look at the impacts a population of 11 billion people might have on our home planet.” On Tuesday, the news service examined the issue of food security, including challenges to and strategies for feeding the growing population (Rettner, 11/19). A second article highlights six possible strategies for feeding 11 million people (Rettner, 11/19). An infographic looks at food waste, food production and the effects of climate change on crop yields (Toro, 11/12). The series also plans to examine how the growing population will affect water security, climate change, animal populations, disease outbreaks, sanitation, and space travel (11/19).