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Russia’s population undergoes largest ever peacetime decline

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Russia’s natural population has undergone its largest peacetime decline in recorded history over the last 12 months, according to an analysis of official government statistics made by a prominent independent demograph...

Nearly 25% of world population exposed to deadly city heat

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Exposure to deadly urban heat has tripled since the 1980s, and now affects nearly a quarter of the world’s population, a study has found. Scientists put the worrying trend down to the combination of rising temperatur...

Ireland’s population passes 5m for first time since C19th famine

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Ireland’s population has surpassed 5 million for the first time since the aftermath of its 19th-century famine. The republic reached the milestone in April, reflecting a combination of net migration and natural increa...

Gap between Indigenous Covid vaccination rates and overall population widens in almost every state

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Indigenous Covid vaccination rates have risen rapidly in the past month, but new data shows the gap is widening between First Nations people and overall vaccination rates in almost every state and territory. In Wester...

US’s white population declines for first time ever, 2020 census finds

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America’s white population declined for the first time while US metro areas were responsible for almost all of the country’s population growth, according to groundbreaking new data released on Thursday by the US censu...

Covid-19 antibodies detected in 67% of India’s population

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Covid-19 antibodies have been detected in 67% of the population of India, according to a new survey, indicating how widely the virus spread through communities during the second wave. India’s fourth national sero-surv...

Why we should embrace population decline

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Laura Spinney (Why declining birth rates are good news for life on Earth, 8 July) provides a much-needed deconstruction of the “birth dearth” alarmist angst predicting economic and societal collapse as people across t...

Australia’s population forecast to grow slower and age faster than expected

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Australia’s population is forecast to grow slower and age faster than anticipated and the government will be forced to use deficit spending to pay for services for the next 40 years, the latest intergenerational repor...

UK’s East Timorese population faces loss of rights after Brexit

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Thousands of East Timorese people who fled the country in the 1990s could lose their rights to work, rent a home or access the NHS in three days’ time because of Brexit. Campaigners say many of the estimated 15,000-st...

Treasury says slower population growth to ease prices as homebuilder and first-home buyer aid fires up market

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Extensions to the homebuilder program and subsidies for first home buyers announced in Tuesday’s budget will tip more money into Australia’s already red hot property market. But the government says slowing population ...

Why China and east Asia’s ageing population threatens global Covid recovery

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For many years China watchers have been concerned that its ageing population will slow economic growth, causing social as well as political problems. So today’s census data may be an alarm bell for leaders in Beijing....

China’s population growing at slowest rate in generations

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China has reported the slowest population growth since the early 1960s, despite scrapping the one-child policy in 2015 to encourage more births and stave off a looming demographic crisis. On Tuesday, the Chinese gover...

California’s population declines for the first time in state history

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California’s population fell by more than 182,000 people in 2020, marking the first year-over-year loss ever recorded for the nation’s most populous state. State officials announced Friday that California’s population...

Bee population steady in Dutch cities thanks to pollinator strategy

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Bee hotels, bee stops and a honey highway are some of the components of a national pollinator strategy that the Dutch are crediting with keeping their urban bee population steady in recent years, after a period of wor...

Crises collide as climate emergency pushes America’s homeless population to the brink

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Terri Domer knows well what a brewing storm looks like. Domer, 62, an Iowa native, has spent her life watching thunderstorms gather and tornadoes dash across rolling hills. Last August, when the midday sky darkened ov...

Japan ‘considering vaccinating Tokyo Olympic athletes before rest of population’

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The Japanese government is considering prioritising Covid-19 vaccines for athletes taking part in the Olympics and Paralympics, which start at the end of July, Kyodo news agency has reported. Japan’s vaccination drive...

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