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Study: Elderly Populations To Reach 1 Billion Within 10 Years

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study says the number of elderly people around the world is growing faster than any other age group, and could reach 1 billion within the next 10 years. The study, titled Aging in the Twenty-first Century: A Celebration and a Challenge, was issued this week by the United Nations Population fund. It says […]

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Africa, Asia to Lead Future Urban Population Growth

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A new report says Africa and Asia will see the fastest urban population growth in the next four decades. A United Nations study issued Thursday says Africa’s urban population will increase almost three times, from 414 million to more 1.2 billion by 2050, and that’s Asia’s will grow from just under 2 billion to 3.3 […]

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Japan Population Seen Declining 30 Percent by 2060

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan has issued a new census estimate warning that its population — currently 128 million — could shrink by one-third by the year 2060. Officials say life expectancy continues to increase, while birth rates continue to decline. Seniors 65 and over are projected to account for 40 percent of the country’s residents by 2060. The […]

World Welcomes 7 Billionth Baby

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s population hit 7 billion on Monday amid celebrations and concerns about how the growing number of people will impact the earth’s resources. The United Nations chose October 31 to mark the milestone. Although it is impossible to pinpoint the arrival of the world’s 7 billionth baby, the Philippines was the first country to […]

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World Welcomes Seven Billionth Baby

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s population hit 7 billion on Monday amid celebrations and concerns about how the growing number of people will impact the earth’s resources. The United Nations chose October 31 to mark the milestone. Although it is impossible to pinpoint the arrival of the world’s 7 billionth baby, the Philippines was the first country to […]

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World Population Breaks 7 Billion Mark

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says the world’s population has reached the 7 billion mark. A number of “seven billionth” babies are being honored around the world. The Philippines was chosen as the first country to celebrate the symbolic birth – feting a baby girl born late Sunday in Manila. The U. N. looks at the 7 […]

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World Population to Reach 7 Billion Monday

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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A U.N. report says the world’s population will reach the 7 billion mark Monday. The report looks at the 7 billion milestone as a sign of people living longer and improved birth survival rates. Experts say the U.N. report displays the disparities between countries. One of the study’s authors, Richard Kollodge, says many low-income countries […]

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US Sees Surge in Multiracial Population

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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New figures released by the U.S. government from last year’s population count show the number of Americans who identify themselves as multiracial grew during the last decade. The Census Bureau says the number of Americans who described themselves as partly white and partly black grew to 1.8 million between 2000 and 2010, more than doubling […]

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Census: Croatia’s Population Declined by 150,000 in Past Decade

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Preliminary results from the latest census in Croatia show that the country lost about 150,000 residents in the past 10 years. Croatia’s Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday that fewer than 4.3 million people now live there, compared to more than 4.4 million a decade ago. Demographers say about 100,000 more people died than were born […]

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