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UN says world population nearing 7.2 billion

The world's population will hit 7.2 billion next month and 10.9 billion by 2100, with most of the growth a result of high birthrates in the developing world, the United Nations has said.<p>The UN's latest "World Population Prospects" report on Thursday said the number of people inhabiting the planet …

Typhoon, Hurricane, Cyclone: What's the Difference?

Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon.<p>Typhoon Lan has left over nintey injured and three dead after making landfall in Shizouka, Japan in late October 2017.<p>If you've never lived in Asia, you might be wondering what it feels like to experience a typhoon. But if …

The End of China's One-Child Policy?

China's government seems to be considering a halt to its infamous family planning scheme. Part of an ongoing series of discussions with ChinaFile.<p><i>Beijing seems to be considering a halt to its infamous family planning scheme, but is it too late? Part of an ongoing series of discussions with</i> …

Basics of Geography: Climate

China's barbaric one-child policy

In China, procreation and childbirth are, like every facet of human life, deeply political. Since the Communist party came to power in 1949, it has viewed the country's population as a faceless number that it can increase or decrease as it chooses, not a society of individuals with unique desires …

See Budweiser’s Baby Clydesdale Grow Up In Tearjerking Super Bowl Spot “Brotherhood”

Now, the brand has released the Super Bowl spot that stars the handsome beast–“Brotherhood,” which imagines the foal growing up and focuses on the …

Draft Horses

Starved polar bear perished due to record sea-ice melt, says expert

A starved polar bear found found dead in Svalbard as "little more than skin and bones" perished due to a lack of sea ice on which to hunt seals, according to a renowned polar bear expert.<p>Climate change has reduced sea ice in the Arctic to record lows in the last year and Dr Ian Stirling, who has …

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Migrants rescued from sea off Italy coast

More than 200 migrants have been rescued by Italian coastguards from a stricken boat in the rough waters just off the country's southern coast.<p>Police say they received a call on Saturday from someone who received a text message from a migrant aboard asking for help.<p>Among those rescued were 54 women …