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As the global family shrinks, migrants and the planet benefit

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Census data from the US released last week showed the number of babies born in the country in 2020 dropped to the lowest level in more than four decades. The same day, Japan marked Children’s Day by announcing that th...

Tory poll lead shrinks following Cummings’ broadside against Johnson

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The Conservatives have seen a dip in their lead since the local elections and Boris Johnson’s personal ratings have also fallen, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer. The Tory lead fell to 6 points f...

Swedish mountain shrinks by two metres in a year as glacier melts

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Sweden’s only remaining mountaintop glacier, which until 2019 was also its highest peak, lost another two metres in height in the past year due to rising air temperatures driven by climate change, Stockholm University...

‘Everything is changing’: the struggle for food as Malawi’s Lake Chilwa shrinks

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There was a time when the vast Lake Chilwa almost disappeared. In 2012 it had been extremely hot in southern Malawi, with little rain to fill the rivers that ran into the lake. “Many fishermen were forced to scramble ...

UK workforce shrinks after sharp rise in people choosing to leave work

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The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has made Britain’s workforce smaller, younger and more female after a sharp rise in people leaving work during lockdown, according to a report. The Resolution Foundat...