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  • Study shows U. S. is eighth best prepared to deal with aging population
    Study shows U. S. is eighth best prepared to deal with aging population
    The United States ranked eighth in the world in an assessment of the capacity to deal with the needs of an aging population into the middle of this century. The Global AgeWatch Index was developed by Professor Asghar Zaidi from the Centre for...
  • The top panel shows total world population projected to 2100. The darker shading is the 80 percent confidence bars, and the lighter shading shows the 95 percent confidence bars. At the bottom are the population projections for each continent.
    World population projected to be 11 billion by 2100
    The population on Earth will grow to between 9.6 billion and 12.3 billion by the end of this century. These are the projections calculated by Adrian Raftery, a University of Washington professor of statistics and of sociology, and colleagues from...
  • African Elephants
    What on earth are we doing?
    The mass extinction of animals is not a very glamorous subject. Many people would rather read about Kim Kardashian’s app making millions of dollars than read a sad story about how many of the world’s diverse animal species are on the...
  • Immigrant
    Worrying that immigrants will undermine quality of life
    Alistair Bell wrote a great story for Reuters today describing that Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten our way of life. Let’s discuss this topic.When in the past have Americans worried that migrants would have a negative effect...
  • What does an aging population mean to the U.S.?
    What does an aging population mean to the U.S.?
    The latest numbers (2012) from the U.S. Census Bureau say there are about 43.1 million senior citizens in the United States. However, they project the number of older Americans will almost double, reaching 83.7 million by 2050. They’ll...
  • World Population Day 2014
    Hawaii: Upcoming holiday is World Population Day!
    Aloha all you environmental people out there!Here is a holiday that is coming up in July and it's called World Population Day! World Population Day is observed every year on July 11.What is World Population Day all about?World Population Day...
  • San Francisco Bay Area counties
    Religious census shows changing face of America
    Although the United States is still predominantly populated by Christians, significant changes are taking place in the number of followers of other religious traditions. According to a report from the Association of Statisticians of American...
  • NYC Population Record Increase
    New York City population increases to all-time high
    New York City’s population has hit a record high of 8,405,837 people, according toU.S. Census Bureau estimates released today.Since 2010, the city’s population increased by 230,704 residents, or 2.8 percent, based on estimates of the...
  • Manatee
    How the extinction of manatees will completely change our environment
    With only 4,000 manatees in Florida, deaths caused by human activity is not getting any better. As a matter of fact, Florida State is debating on downlisting them from endangered to threatened. If they successfully give the wrong impression to...
  • Altruism and subjective wellbeing.
    Altruism and subjective wellbeing
    Is giving related to a feeling of wellbeing? People are much more likely to decide to donate a kidney to a stranger — an extraordinarily altruistic act — in areas of the United States where levels of well-being are high, according to a...
  • relationships
    Sex no longer important for Japanese young people
    News sources on Sunday are reporting that Japan is suffering from what their government calls a "celibacy syndrome." The term is"sekkusu shinai shokogun," and the issue has become so big that officials are saying thereis cause...
  • 2020
    A snapshot of the year 2020
    Ever wonder what the future holds? There will be new developments in education, technology, and other fields that directly impact opportunities offered and lifestyles adapted. As a result, neighbors will become more urban and located closer to...
  • Florida continues to grow in population
    Florida continues to grow in population
    Florida continues to be a popular spot for people to live in.According to the Orlando Sentinel on August 5, Florida's population grew by 1 percent, or by 184,300 people, according to the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and...
  • World Population Day 2013: Breaking the cycle of adolescent pregnancies
    World Population Day 2013: Breaking the cycle of adolescent pregnancies
    July 11 isWorld Population Day(WPD), an annual event created by the Governing Council of theUnited National Development Programmein 1989 and inspired by Five Billion Day. Each year, the annual event raises awareness about various issues that...
  • United Nations pushes eating insects to fight hunger
    United Nations pushes eating insects to fight hunger
    On May 13, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) section of the United Nations issued a new report regarding the growing food imbalances taking place in areas around the world. In the 187 page study, UN scientists concluded that eating more...