Population

Child labor: The inconvenient truth behind India’s growth story

<b>NEW DELHI —</b> Seventy years ago last week, India gained independence. The country has since created one of the world’s largest economies. But despite its wealth, 33 million children from ages 5 to 18 are working — and almost one third of this group are under 15 according to Save the Children India, …

Child Labor

Here’s how China’s ageing will narrow income gaps in West | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

In recent years politicians and thinkers in the developed world have found themselves struggling to explain three trends that have gripped advanced …

News (China)

The Complex Relationship Between Innovation and Economic Segregation

It’s not just the tech industry that’s responsible for America’s stratifying cities.<p>Not too long ago, cities were bending over backward to attract high-tech companies, which they saw as offering good, high paying jobs. City after city developed programs designed to turn them into the “next Silicon …

Social Justice

‘KUWTK’: Kris Jenner To Tell Her Side Of The Story After Being Devastated By Caitlyn Jenner’s Revelation?

Caitlyn Jenner shocked the world when she revealed that she had decided to transform from Olympic medalist Bruce Jenner into a woman. After the …

Entertainment

99% Darkness: See How Half the World's Population Lives on 1% of its Land - 99% Invisible

Reading stories about overpopulation, it is easy to imagine we live on a planet that is packed with people from coast to coast on every continent. As …

Maps

Why Climate Change Isn’t Our Biggest Environmental Problem, and Why Technology Won’t Save Us

Our core ecological problem is not climate change. It is overshoot, of which global warming is a symptom. Overshoot is a systemic issue. Until we …

Climate

Statscan revises census data to show decline in English speakers in Quebec

Quebec’s anglophone population is declining, rather than booming, Statistics Canada said Thursday as the agency officially corrected a census finding that stoked political fires in Quebec’s emotionally charged language debate.<p>The change is the result of a computer error that recorded some 55,000 …

Language

Population Ageing is One of the Greatest Challenges Facing the 21st Century

The combination of declining birth rates, increased longevity and growing proportions of the elderly is raising serious economic questions around the …

Human Geography

Report: North Korea cracks down on Pyongyang population growth

North Korean authorities want to decrease the number of residents living in Pyongyang, the country's showcase capital city, according to sources in …

North Korea

Istanbul"s marten population rises after hedgehog boom - ANIMALS

ANIMALS >Istanbul’s marten population rises after hedgehog boom<p>ISTANBUL<p>Many martens have been seen on the streets of Istanbul after a recent hedgehog …

Turkey

SPERM COUNT IN WESTERN MEN HAS DROPPED OVER 50 PERCENT SINCE 1973 | Miami Herald

The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining precipitously with no signs of “leveling off,” according to new research, bolstering a …

Research

'We are making the same mistakes': Alberta Holocaust survivor condemns violence in Charlottesville

'As a species, we don't learn,' says Abraham Silverman<p>Abraham Silverman fears that one of the most horrific chapters in history may be destined to …

European History

Global warming will sear three of four major grain crops, says new meta-study

Maize and wheat especially vulnerable, rice will hurt and only soybeans seem relatively impervious to rising temperatures

Climate Change

Stockland highlights biggest Melbourne boom since gold rush

Look at the Australian economy through the eyes of Stockland chief executive Mark Steinert and it is impossible not to be optimistic about the future.<p>…

Australian News

The imaginary immigrant (and Muslim) takeover

Hide your wife, hide your husband, hide your child! The immigrant hordes are here!<p>No wonder foreigners (and especially Muslims) have proved such an easy scapegoat for President Trump and his allies. Americans believe these groups have already taken over the country.<p>With a hat-tip to Deutsche Bank …

Opinion

How hospitals can use cloud-based CRM to make population health a reality

With payers increasingly emphasizing value-based reimbursement, you’d think all of these organizations would be moving rapidly to identify and …

Medical Technology

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

<b>The amount of time spent needing daily care at the end of life has doubled in England over the past two decades, a study suggests.</b><p>The Newcastle University study found men spent 2.4 years on average needing regular care and women three years.<p>This includes everything from help with washing and …

Old Age

This Pesticide Keeps Queen Bees From Laying Eggs | Food & Wine

We know by now that bees—both honeybees and bumblebees—are instrumental to our food supply. The winged creatures pollinate vegetables, fruits, and …

Bees

Lawmakers Raise Alarm Over U.S. Census Preparations, Leadership

Lawmakers are raising alarm over whether the 2020 U.S. Census will be complete and accurate due to a lack of funding and leadership.<p>Thirty-two …

Business

Soaring Sydney property prices, growing population raises demand for smaller properties

Climbing property prices and a growing demand to rent in NSW have boosted approvals for new medium density developments in the state, despite a …

Australian News

WA housing approvals lowest in country but apartments in Cottesloe, Claremont booming

While WA records the worst set of medium-density housing approval figures in the country, apartment growth in Claremont and Cottesloe is the highest …

Housing

Australia must create new cities as 9.8B is tipped to inhabit earth

The report cited some ways on how Australia could cope with the growing population.

Cities

7 countries at risk of becoming 'demographic time bombs'

If you want to understand what happens when people stop having kids while life expectancy keeps rising, look no further than Japan.<p>The country's population is falling faster than ever before, and it's prompted economists to call the nation a "demographic time bomb" — defined as a place where …

Business

India is unprepared for a near future when it will be the world’s most populous country

By 2024, India will slip past China to become the most populous country, and must rapidly prepare for a fast-changing economy.<p>India will likely hold that rank throughout the 21st century. Its population is 1.34 billion, nearly a fourfold increase since independence 70 years ago. China’s population, …

Human Geography

Mesmerizing time-lapses show how crowded Chinese cities have become

Approximately 1.4 billion people — roughly 20% of the world's population — live in China.<p>By 2020, China aims to move 100 million of those people from rural areas into cities — a goal the government unveiled in 2013 in its 23-year plan for urbanization. By 2026, China hopes to move 250 million into …

Cities

Please Ignore The Celebrity Hype, Fertility Really Does Decline With Age

Fertility is one hot topic and that means it gets a lot of media coverage. The good news is that there’s so much valuable information now widely available - in the news and online - to help couples learn about fertility and the factors that affect their ability to get pregnant. The bad news is that …

Pregnancy

Toronto Has More Housing Than You Thought

When it comes to Toronto’s runaway housing prices, the most important question remains the extent to which speculation is driving demand.<p>Ideally, …

Real Estate

Population set to shrink up to 18 pct by 2050

A new study released by the Berlin Institute for Population and Development suggests that Greece is set to lose up to 18 percent of its population by …

Human Geography

Japan’s economy extends its winning streak

Well before the fear of “secular stagnation” became common across the developed world in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, Japan was …

Economy

The Recruitment Economy Hinges on Poaching Workers

Wisconsin is trying to attract a Foxconn factory even though it doesn't have enough workers.<p>Economic growth keeps a modern economy alive. Stasis is not sustainable. Economies need ever-increasing productivity, ever-more workers, or both. Employers in the U.S. are finding neither.<p>America finds …

Business