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Population growth and decline
August 31, 2015
Massive gas find promises to ease Egypt's fuel crisis
The discovery of a huge gas field off Egypt's coast promises to ease a long-running fuel crisis and boost the economy after ...
August 28, 2015
Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs
Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women ...
August 22, 2015
UN official: 'New mantra' is to keep teen girls in school
The "new mantra" of the U.N. Population Fund is to keep girls in school until age 18 "in every nook and cranny of the world" ...
August 09, 2015
As it turns 50, Singapore celebrates success amid challenges
Singapore threw a big party Sunday for its 50th anniversary of independence and unrivaled economic success in a region ...
July 08, 2015
In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whites
The long-expected moment when Latinos surpassed whites as California's largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone.
July 08, 2015
Report: Millions leave poverty, but not for the middle class
The dramatic lurch of hundreds of millions of people from poverty since the millennium began has not resulted in a truly ...
July 02, 2015
Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025
About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, ...
June 18, 2015
Who's to blame during California drought? Basically everyone
Mother Nature isn't the only one getting blamed during the California's drought. The state's historic four-year dry spell has ...
June 14, 2015
Texas planners look to aquifers to prepare for next drought
The torrential storms of last month essentially ended one of Texas' worst-ever droughts, but much of the excess water has ...
June 11, 2015
Pew: White-Native American adults largest multiracial group
Non-Hispanic whites with American Indian ancestry make up a full half of the current population of mixed-race Americans but ...
June 07, 2015
Critics want delay of $500 million for California jails
Californians voted last fall to reduce penalties for certain crimes, a decision that abruptly lowered jail populations and ...
May 21, 2015
Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight
Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the ...
May 21, 2015
Study: Local lockups can be more pricey to run than thought
It turns out running a jail can be even more expensive than previously thought. A study released Thursday examining what it ...
May 12, 2015
Report: Rising share of Hispanics speak proficient English
A rising share of Hispanics in the United States speak proficient English and the percentage of those speaking Spanish at ...
May 01, 2015
A year on, 'model' camp for Syrian refugees has mixed record
A year after opening, a camp in Jordan billed as an improved model for sheltering Syrian refugees has a mixed record: Azraq ...
April 13, 2015
West Coast sardine season called off amid population decline
Fisheries managers have decided to call off the West Coast sardine fishing season that starts in July because of rapidly ...
March 26, 2015
Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas
Sure, Florida's got sunshine, beaches and palm trees. But the driving force behind it being home to many of the nation's ...
March 26, 2015
Florida has 6 of the nation's fastest-growing metro areas
The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of ...
March 23, 2015
Report: Japan productivity gains key to staving off decline
Japan's future prosperity will depend on improving its lagging productivity, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute that ...
March 19, 2015
Feds document seabird loss in North Pacific waters
The number of seabirds, including gulls, puffins and auklets, has dropped significantly in the Gulf of Alaska and northeast ...