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What Does “Uncrowded” Mean?

What exactly does the term “uncrowded” mean? Initially, the word may conjure up images of natural settings free from the trappings of modern day-to-day life—snow-capped mountains cross cut by clear streams, pristine beaches with glittering shores, or forests with lush foliage. However, having “uncrowded” spaces means much more than simply areas free from the hustle and bustle of other people. …

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crowded austin

What’s Up in Austin?

The Austin Business Journal reported yesterday that Austin’s population will still grow by more than 30 percent over the next 15 years, (“No matter how you slice it, Austin set for huge population growth, report says,” Michael Theis, Jan. 26, 2015), possibly even jumping from 1.7 million to 3.2 million in 2030. But who thinks a more crowded Austin is …

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Population and Climate Change

Population and Climate Change

At the UN Climate Conference in Lima this past December, the Lima Ministerial Declaration on Education and Awareness-raising urged world governments to include climate change in school curricula (1). Education on climate change could enhance student understanding of climate issues, mitigation strategies, and adaptation mechanisms. Incorporating the subject of population into climate curricula could be extremely relevant, particularly within a …

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