PRB Topic Feed: Environment/Topics/Environment.aspxGoing to Work: Americans' Commuting Patterns in 2000According to the latest census figures, lengthy commutes — and the issues associated with them — are not going away in the near future. Americans, on average, spent nearly 26 minutes commuting to their jobs in 2000, up from 22 minutes in 1990. 06/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/GoingtoWorkAmericansCommutingPatternsin2000.aspxf7fb07b1-4878-4c11-9a69-35d187af0b72International PHE Conference Energizes New AudiencesThe 2nd International Population, Health, and Environment Conference, organized by PRB and the PHE Ethiopia Consortium, convened in November in Ethiopia around the theme "Healthy Families, Healthy Environments."12/05/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/phe-activities-ICFP-2013.aspxeece2c96-dc98-4751-9ce1-8776049ea21fAn East Africa PHE Network Takes RootIn 2007, an East Africa Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) network convened by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and LEM Ethiopia gathered to explore an integrated population-health-environment (PHE) approach to development. 02/26/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/ethiopiaconference.aspxcc543454-8dee-4a1b-a4dd-d61dee668d66Population Size Not Alone in Shaping Climate Impact; Aging and Urbanization Also KeyResearch has shown that consumption patterns are influenced by various demographic characteristics, yet most projections of future emissions and related climate impacts focus only on population size.03/06/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/emissions.aspxc9fcd726-8cb7-488d-9eca-cf3b61f2c382Global Policies Must Address Freshwater ScarcityOne quarter of the global population — an estimated 1.5 billion people — lacks access to drinkable water, and this number is projected to double in the next 25 years.08/15/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/GlobalPoliciesMustAddressFreshwaterScarcity.aspxb2ae8e1b-72e3-4c5f-9284-d08746470a8aClimate Change Talks Heating Up in The HagueOn Nov. 13, 2000, hundreds of people from around the world began two weeks of talks on greenhouse gases and climate change.11/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/ClimateChangeTalksHeatingUpinTheHague.aspxa91e1faa-47e5-4461-8871-c9270451ff8aPopulation and Climate ChangeInternational negotiations aimed at ameliorating climate change have generally focused on consumption patterns in industrialized countries rather than global population growth. The developing world is fast becoming a substantial contributor to climate change, however. 11/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/PopulationandClimateChange.aspx9ec62d16-763d-4c75-b138-2aa5165c6054Greenhouse Gases and Climate ChangeOver the past two centuries, all kinds of human activities, from powering steam engines to surfing the World Wide Web, have added to the "greenhouse" effect.11/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/GreenhouseGasesandClimateChange.aspx913e5dc0-a7b8-42e4-b7fd-6afe28a7419fWorld Population Highlights 2007: EnvironmentCarbon dioxide emissions are a key contributor to climate change that is expected to produce rising temperatures, lead to more extreme weather patterns, facilitate the spread of infectious diseases, and put more stress on the environment.08/16/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/623Environment.aspx8f6e093a-55e8-478d-82c6-9177fae8664fThe Kyoto ProtocolThe Kyoto Protocol was adopted by the Third Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP-3), which met in Japan in December of 1997. The negotiations included delegates from 159 countries and featured 11 days of fierce debate.11/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/TheKyotoProtocol.aspx8b39aaba-5414-4725-a8f5-10415566a170