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Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says

Climate change and population growth, meaning less supply and more demand, could equal an “existential threat,” England’s environment chief warned.
Tags: England, News, Water, Drought, Global Warming, Population, Shortages, Great Britain, London (England, Conservation of Resources, Britain Yes Rainy Britain

"You probably want to know how much weight you’re going to lose when we remove the cyst; women always want to know."

Said the surgeon to Pagan Kennedy, who had "an ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit that, doctors warned me, could at any time rupture and fill my abdomen with blood and pus." He also said — about the value of a complete hysterectomy — "You don’t have to get the procedure right away... You could wait. That would give you time to complete your family." She didn't like that either. The doctor quotes appear in "Why You Want to Eat This Baby Up: It’s Science/Researchers are beginning to ask why som...
Tags: Babies, Birth Control, Children, Evolution, Love, Pagan Kennedy, Population, Pregnancy, Psychology, Surgery

Air pollution is killing Europeans at an alarming rate

New research reveals that 800,000 people die prematurely from air pollution in Europe each year. A previous study also confirms that dirty air kills 8.8 million people per year globally. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, urges Europe to phase out fossil fuels. Scientists used three sets of data to reach their conclusions: population density and age, exposure to air pollution and the health impacts of foul air. While the lungs are the initial body part to suffer, once pollutant...
Tags: Energy, Europe, UK, Design, Climate Change, Environment, Blog, Renewable Energy, Air Pollution, Pollution, Fossil Fuels, Paris, Population, Air Quality, Environmental Destruction, European Heart Journal

Country diary: a remote island, but still full of noises

Ness, Lewis, Outer Hebrides: The spirited residents are working to stem the outward drift of people from these shoresIn my youth, Druim Fraoich – or Heather Ridge – was often full of noises. At night, there might be the twanging of guitars or the pounding of an accordion coming from Ness Hall, built in the 1960s on the site of a former quarry. During the day, its stone cliffs – where my father started work with pickaxe and hammer at the age of 14 – were home to twites and sparrows. Their chirpin...
Tags: Scotland, Environment, UK News, World news, Culture, Farming, Museums, Population, Rural affairs, Lewis, Cross, Ness Lewis, Heather Ridge, Ness Hall

Teens should be able to get vaccines without consent from parents, say NY lawmakers

Teens 14 and older should be able to get vaccinated on their own, says a new bill in New York.Lawmakers were inspired by Ethan Lindenberger, an Ohio teen who fought to take vaccines against his mom's wishes.Anti-vaccination attitudes have been blamed for recent measles outbreaks. None Should kids who are old enough be allowed to make their own vaccination decisions? Such is the proposal being considered in New York, where a new bill would allow teens over 14 to get some vaccines without having t...
Tags: Health, New York, Medicine, Congress, Government, Virus, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Innovation, Population, Disease, Ohio, Illness, Vaccines, Washington State, Abc News

A Flurry of Ideas to Reverse China’s Declining Birthrate, but Will Beijing Listen?

As China faces a demographic crisis, delegates to its National People’s Congress have pressed for changes in the country’s family planning laws.
Tags: News, Parenting, China, Population, Li Keqiang, Birth Rates, National People 's Congress, Women and Girls, Birth Control and Family Planning, National People's Congress (China, Family Leaves, Beijing Listen

BirthStrikers: meet the women who refuse to have children until climate change ends

A movement of women have decided not to procreate in response to the coming ‘climate breakdown and civilisation collapse’. Will their protest be a catalyst for change?As soon as Blythe Pepino got together with her partner Joshua two years ago, she felt “this overwhelming urge to create a family with him”, she says. “I think it was the fifth day after having met him, I said: ‘I’ve got to meet your parents.’ He was like: ‘You’re mad.’”Then, late last year, she attended a lecture held by the direct...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Women, Life and style, Population, Joshua, Pepino, Blythe Pepino, Joshua Continue

Census Bureau Will Ask for Federal Files on Noncitizens

Census officials says the plans are no different from arrangements with many other federal databases. Experts agree — but say they may depress response to the head count anyway.
Tags: News, Population, Census, Homeland Security Department, Census Bureau, Immigration and Emigration, Redistricting and Reapportionment, Census Bureau Will Ask for Federal Files

China Will Need Free Education and Healthcare to Slow and Reverse Baby Bust

India will pass China’s population level in 2020 or 2021. China had 7 million few babies in 2018 than expected. China only had 15.2 million babies in 2018 versus an expectation of 21-23... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, China, India, Future, World, Innovation, Population, Economic Impact, China Will Need Free Education and Healthcare

Why Birthrates Among Hispanic Americans Have Plummeted

As fertility rates across the United States continue to decline, some of the largest drops have been among Hispanics. One big reason: generational difference.
Tags: News, United States, Population, Birth Rates, Women and Girls, Hispanic-Americans, Families and Family Life, Child Trends, Wake County (NC

Can China recover from its disastrous one-child policy?

Families are now being urged to have at least two children, but it may be too late to convince parents to embrace the changeFor Xu Meiru, 38, the thought of having a second child is exhausting. Her days typically begin at 5am, don’t end until 11pm, and are filled with shuttling her nine-year-old son to school, helping him with his homework, preparing meals and running an online clothing business.“It’s hard to find time even to sleep for a few minutes in a chair,” she says, sitting in a McDonald’...
Tags: Children, China, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Population, Contraception and family planning, McDonald, Xu Meiru

Chicago, Seeking a New Mayor, Sees Many Black Residents Voting With Their Feet

As Chicagoans prepare to vote in a new mayor, the city stands at a pivotal crossroads, with black residents leaving by the thousands even as new white residents flow in.
Tags: Elections, News, Police, Chicago, Population, Mayors, Blacks, Ill, Emanuel, Rahm, Pensions and Retirement Plans, Crime and Criminals, Corruption (Institutional, Chicago (Ill, Police Department (Chicago

Viktor Orbán: no tax for Hungarian women with four or more children

To boost country’s population growing families better than letting Muslim immigrants in, says PMHungary’s populist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has promised that women who have four or more children will never pay income tax again, in a move aimed at boosting the country’s population.Orbán, who has emerged as Europe’s loudest rightwing, anti-immigration voice in recent years, said getting Hungarian families to have more children was preferable to allowing immigrants from Muslim countries to ent...
Tags: Europe, World news, Hungary, Migration, Population, Muslim, Viktor Orban

Kevin Rudd: 'chic left' needs to realise we are at war with radical right

Exclusive: in a new essay, Rudd renews call for a big Australia and lambasts the Murdoch press and elements of the left for attacking progressivesKevin Rudd has revived his controversial 2009 push for a “big Australia”, saying neither maximum workforce participation nor productivity growth alone will generate an economy large enough and a workforce young enough to pay for the country’s future.The former Labor prime minister has re-entered the domestic political debate in an election year, using ...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Population, Rudd, Murdoch, Kevin Rudd

"Historically, the antinuclear movement didn’t emerge from environmental concerns, which is why arguments for nuclear’s environmental advantages often fall on deaf ears."

"The movement originated out of a panic among European and American intellectuals in the 1950s and ’60s about overpopulation, expressed most luridly in such popular books as the entomologist Paul Ehrlich’s 1969 'The Population Bomb.' They believed more power plants would exacerbate human density and urban growth. But nuclear power champions like Alvin Weinberg, the longtime director of America’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, countered that nuclear could supply energy enough to forestall the soc...
Tags: Energy, Books, Sweden, Law, Congress, Global Warming, Population, Environmentalism, Democratic Party, Staffan, Paul Ehrlich, Ann Althouse, Richard Rhodes, Alvin Weinberg, Joshua S Goldstein, America 's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Voter Suppression State

If it is your goal to keep people of color from the polls, you can once again look to Texas for guidance.
Tags: Texas, News, Population, United States Politics and Government, Hispanic-Americans, Voter Registration and Requirements, Citizenship and Naturalization

First Words: Is Being a ‘Minority’ Really Just a Matter of Numbers?

It feels like simple math: One group of people outnumbers another. But as those numbers change, this logic — and what it implies about power — falls apart.
Tags: News, Population, Minorities, Louis, Wirth

Greece’s Great Hemorrhaging

Everyone wants to see an end to the crisis — not least the Greek people — but the country is a long way from “normalcy.”
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, Gold, European Union, European Central Bank, Income Tax, Population, International Monetary Fund, Gross Domestic Product, European Parliament, Tsipras, Alexis, Bank of Greece, Credit and Debt, Politics And Government

Why 2018 Was the Best Year in Human History!

Once again, the world’s population was living longer and living better than ever before.
Tags: News, Poverty, Population, Two Thousand Eighteen

Experts urge Egypt to rethink two-child population strategy

Medics say limiting families s not the answer for a country where a baby is born every 15 secondsIn the cramped office of New Cairo hospital’s family planning clinic, Safah Hosny sets a box overflowing with contraceptives next to the visitors’ ledger on a small desk.There are eight condoms for one Egyptian pound, about 4p, or ampoules of injectable birth control, for just under 9p. A contraceptive implant lasting three years costs 22p, while copper IEDs – the most popular form of birth control o...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Population, Contraception and family planning, Global development, New Cairo, Hosny, Safah Hosny

In Orange County, a Republican Fortress Turns Democratic

The Democratic sweep in Orange County is the latest sign of a huge political and cultural shift in a former Republican stronghold.
Tags: News, Population, Orange County, Minorities, Politics And Government, Orange County (Calif, Republican Fortress Turns Democratic

Japan shrinking as birthrate falls to lowest level in history

In 2018 there were 921,000 births and 1.37m deaths, with government efforts failing to encourage families to have more childrenJapan suffered its biggest population decline on record this year, according to new figures that underline the country’s losing battle to raise its birth rate.The number of births fell to its lowest since records began more than a century ago, the health and welfare ministry said, soon after parliament approved an immigration bill that will pave the way for the arrival o...
Tags: Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Population

Falling total fertility rate should be welcomed, population expert says

Figures showing declining birth rates are ‘cause for celebration’, not alarmDeclining fertility rates around the world should be cause for celebration, not alarm, a leading expert has said, warning that the focus on boosting populations was outdated and potentially bad for women.Recent figures revealed that, globally, women now have on average 2.4 children in their lifetime a measure known as total fertility rate (TFR). But while in some countries that figure is far higher – in Niger it is more ...
Tags: Japan, Technology, Environment, Society, World news, Population, Reproduction, University of Oxford, Ageing, Fertility problems, Niger, UK Russia, Artificial intelligence (AI

Global migration figures higher than previously thought, study finds

US researchers reveal that up to 87 million people migrate every five yearsOver a five-year period, about one in 80 people around the world migrate to another country, researchers have revealed, in a study that shows more than a quarter of that movement is down to people returning to their country of birth.Global migration is difficult to measure, with data often lacking for developing countries and inaccurate for others. Continue reading...
Tags: US, World news, Migration, Population, Migration And Development

Fewer Births, More Deaths Result in Lowest U.S. Growth Rate in Generations

Not since the Great Depression when birthrates were down sharply has the population grown so slowly. Many states now rely on immigrants to retain population.
Tags: News, United States, Population, Birth Rates, Brookings Institution, Census, Census Bureau, Immigration and Emigration, Deaths (Fatalities, States (US

Great Recessions Lasting Impact to Millennials Careers and Finances

Millennials (now aged 21 to 37) have paid a price for starting their careers during the Great Recession. They had to face historically weak labor demand and unusually tight credit conditions.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: World, Innovation, Population, Economic Impact

EU net migration to UK falls to lowest level in almost six years

Official figures show estimated 74,000 more EU nationals came to live in Britain than leftNet migration from the EU to the UK has fallen to the lowest level in nearly six years.Official statistics show an estimated 74,000 more EU nationals came to live in the country for at least 12 months than left in the year to June. The figure is the lowest since the year ending September 2012, when it was 65,000. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Migration, Population, Office For National Statistics

Feature: In Donald Trump’s Census, Who Counts?

How the Trump administration’s plan to add a controversial new question to the 2020 census could transform a pillar of American democracy.
Tags: News, Population, Donald Trump, Census, Trump, Census Bureau, Voter Registration and Requirements