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Australian dollar 'parity party' approaches

ROBERT KITCHIN/Stuff.co.nz<p>With the Australian/NZ currency nearing equal status, we ask the people on the street how it affects them.<p>Prime Minister …

Gender equality, pro-child policies and generous childcare provision are all bolstering French fertility rates rather than hindering them<p>Over the past 10 years the offices of France’s National Institute for Demographic Studies (Ined) have seen a steady stream of Korean policymakers and Japanese …

Europe

2nd Largest Nationality Living In Each European Country

The map above shows the flag of the 2nd largest nationality, by country of birth, living in each European country. Thus, it may include citizens and …

Angst In Germany Over Invasion Of American English

It seems hardly a sentence is spoken in Berlin that doesn't have an American English word in it.<p>One word that especially grates — and I confess to a certain bias, having learned German as a toddler when it wasn't so Americanized — is a word pronounced "sogh-ee." Or, as Americans say it,</i> …

The Great Barrier Reef: an obituary | Environment | theguardian.com

Do it for Denmark: Competition calls for Danes to have more sex to 'tackle declining birth rates'

A travel company is calling for Danes to have sex - and lots of it - in a tongue-in-cheek competition aimed at tackling the country's low birth …

Pregnancy

Concern about overpopulation is a red herring; consumption's the problem

More than half the world's population now lives in countries where the fertility rate – the average number of babies born per woman – is below the replacement level (around 2.1).<p>This seems good news for anyone concerned about the environment. A finite planet obviously cannot sustain limitless …

Economics

Internet access is no longer a luxury | Africa Renewal Online

It is early morning in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. The traffic jam along Ngong Road, one of the city’s main feeder roads, stretches for kilometres …

Is India still a developing country?

As the world's largest democracy prepares to go to the polls, we've invited five people from India, the US and the UK who have expertise on economics, women's rights, youth movements, disability rights and urban development to answer the question: "Do you perceive India to be a developing …

Altar: The town where migrants shop for a perilous journey

<b>In a Mexican border town, the shops are stocked for one thing - to equip migrants for the last leg of a long and sometimes fatal journey.</b><p>From early morning, people start to congregate in the main plaza in Altar.<p>Under a grey sky, the sun not yet high enough to warm their backs, pockets of men and …

There are big differences on when women first give birth

What countries around the world give their citizens for having children

Almost half of the world faces the same demographic problem: not enough babies are being born to keep up with an aging population. As a result, countries have been trying all kinds of measures to get their citizens in the mood for procreating. Japan is spending about ¥3 billion ($29.3 million) on …

Birth rates vary by season and latitude: What explains the peaks?

The Book of Ecclesiastes proclaims that there is “a time to be born.” It seems that time might depend on <i>where</i> you are born. Human births surge …

Greenpeace Russian tanker activists held in Netherlands

<b>Dutch police have boarded a ship belonging to the Greenpeace campaign group and arrested 30 activists who were trying to block a Russian oil tanker from docking in Rotterdam.</b><p>Greenpeace says that the vessel was carrying the first oil from a new offshore platform in the Arctic.<p>Among those arrested …

Men must accept women as equals if development goals are to be achieved

Men must learn what gender equality means and stop trying to control women's lives if future development goals are to have any real traction, the head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Monday.<p>Speaking at a side event at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, Babatunde …

China seeks ways to manage ageing population crisis

As China's ruling communist party prepares for December's handover of power to a new generation of leaders, the main challenge they face is the rapidly ageing population.<p>In the next 20 years the number of people over the age of 60 will double, leading to a nation where the retired outnumber the …

Life expectancy in China is increasing but the number of young adults is plummeting due to strict birth control policies<p>While hundreds of millions of Chinese families toasted the new year together, 84-year-old He Daxing huddled on the doorstep of his daughter's home in Chongqing.

China's new population crisis: the unwanted elderly

Decades of societal turmoil - radical communism followed by rampant capitalism - have frayed the ties that once bound China's families together …

BBC Four - The Curse of Oil - 1 Rich and Poor

Oil

Mumbai: Bright lights, tight city

Avekar must share a communal lavatory with 50 other families. ''I have to get up at 4am to go to the toilet,'' she says. ''If I leave it till six or …

Oil Addiction | GOOD

Genesis

Paul Ehrlich, a prophet of global population doom who is gloomier than ever

The population of Earth has doubled since Paul Ehrlich first warned the world that there were too many humans. Three and a half billion people later, he is more pessimistic than ever, estimating there is only a 10% chance of avoiding a collapse of global civilisation.<p>"Among the knowledgeable people …

What a population of 7 billion people means for the planet

Demographers aren't known for their sense of humor, but the ones who work for the United Nations recently announced that the world's human population will hit 7 billion on Halloween this year. Since censuses and other surveys can scarcely justify such a precise calculation, it's tempting to imagine …

Bjorn Lomborg Explains How to Save the Planet

From the 18th through the mid-19th century, whale oil provided light to much of the Western world. At its peak, whaling employed 70,000 people and …

Development: Time to leave GDP behind

Gross domestic product is a misleading measure of national success. Countries should act now to embrace new metrics, urge Robert Costanza and …

7 Billion, National Geographic Magazine

Mapping America’s Restless Interstate Migration Without a Map

• Author: Betsy Mason. Betsy Mason Science<br>• Date of Publication: 11.20.13. 11.20.13<br>• Time of Publication: 1:38 pm. 1:38 pm<p>There is a temptation with any …