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China's Rural Population To Halve In 30 Years: Economist

BEIJING, Feb 24 (Bernama) -- China's rural population will shrink from the current 900 million to 400 million in 30 years, a top Chinese rural economist estimated, Xinhua reported Wednesday.

September 16 2011

Swiss Population Growth Slowed in 2009 as Immigration Eased

Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Switzerland’s population growth slowed in 2009 as the economic crisis discouraged foreign job- seekers from coming to the country.

September 16 2011

Why China's Declining Population Will Take 100 Years To Fix

Vincent Fernando | Feb. 24, 2010

September 16 2011

US warns Malawi to control population growth

US representatives to Malawi have made a special appeal to authorities to put in place measures that will help control the growth of population in the country. By NYASA TIMES Published: February 24, 2010

September 16 2011

One-fifth of Chad's population facing hunger

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Nearly a fifth of the population in Chad will suffer food shortages this year, part of a broader hunger problem looming in the Sahel region, the United Nations said Thursday. Moumine Ngarmbassa Thu Feb 25, 2010

September 16 2011

One-Third of Yemen's Population May Go Hungry. Still, Money For Weapons But Not Food.

A few days ago there was an odd juxtaposition of Yemen-related news. On the one hand, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that the United States would double its military assistance to Yemen to about $150 million next year. That same day, the UN Refugee Agency warned that it faced a huge funding shortfall for its Yemen related work, which includes taking care of 250,000 people made refugees and internally displaced, in part by fighting between the Yemeni military and rebel groups. Mark Leon Goldberg - February 25, 2010

September 16 2011

Humans driving extinction faster than species can evolve, say experts

Conservationists say rate of new species slower than diversity loss caused by the destruction of habitats and climate change. Juliette Jowit guardian.co.uk, Sunday 7 March 2010

September 16 2011

Singapore's population target in doubt

The public housing crisis has revived the question whether Singapore, with only 700sq km of land, can continue to accommodate the current five million residents, let alone increase it by a further one-third. Seah Chiang Nee, The Star 27 Feb 10;

September 16 2011

Britain's green spaces under threat from water shortages and house prices

The chief scientific adviser, professor John Beddington, said sticking with "business as usual" management of land was not an option in the face of pressures such as climate change and population increases over the next 50 years. Friday 26 February 2010

September 16 2011

Time to take inventory of population

T is that time again. Every 10 years, the federal government embarks on a Herculean task of counting every man, woman and child in the United States of America. Consider this necessary work as a physical inventory of the country. February 28, 2010

September 16 2011

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