the population of an area in too large numbers
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How to use overpopulation in a sentence
If you do, you not only save the ocean, you provide a potential solution to the human overpopulation crisis in the process.New Report Reveals U.S. Fisheries Killing Thousands of Protected and Endangered Species | Abby Haglage | March 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
overpopulation is the single most important public health problem in the world.How Over-the-Counter Birth Control Could Screw You | Kent Sepkowitz | November 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fortunately, though, overpopulation has a remedy: birth control.How Over-the-Counter Birth Control Could Screw You | Kent Sepkowitz | November 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He harangues people about overpopulation, SUVs, and carbon emissions.Things Jonathan Franzen Says Are Bad for Society: Kakutani, Facebook | Josh Dzieza | March 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the 1960s and 1970s, the United States led an international panic over overpopulation.
There was, as yet, no great overpopulation of mountainous areas compelling raids or forays into piedmont zones.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe | John M. Tyler
I mustn't blame Leffingwell for solving the overpopulation problem, even though he used me as a guinea-pig in his experiments.This Crowded Earth | Robert Bloch
Cousin Yachkovich begins again at his talk on overpopulation.
Statistics show, that emigration will not prevent overpopulation.
Cousin Yachkovich is always discoursing on overpopulation; that is his hobby.
Scientific definitions for overpopulation
The population of an environment by a particular species in excess of the environment's carrying capacity. The effects of overpopulation can include the depletion of resources, environmental deterioration, and the prevalence of famine and disease.
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