Population Growth

A fall to cheer

A fall to cheer
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For the first time ever, the number of poor people is declining everywhere

THE past four years have seen the worst economic crisis since the 1930s and the biggest food-price increases since the 1970s. That must surely have swollen the ranks of the poor. ... Read more about A fall to cheer

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Four of 10 Nigerian children have malaria – Report

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Victoria Ojeme
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ABUJA—A new survey on malaria prevalence among Nigerian children has revealed that four out of every 10 have malaria.

The survey conducted in 2010 by the National Malaria Control Programme, NMCP, and released in Abuja, yesterday, said the current ratio of malaria infection translates into 42% of Nigerian children that are infected with malaria.

The survey also indicated that the prevalence increased with age and decreased with wealth. ... Read more about Four of 10 Nigerian children have malaria – Report

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Unicef says urban children in developing world need urgent attention

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Alex Duval Smith
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On another beach in a different world, Chinasa Paul would be sipping a soft drink bought by his parents. But if the 15-year-old eats today in Lagos, it will be thanks to tips he receives for lugging crates of drinks up and down Kuramo Beach.

Unicef will today call for an urgent shift in focus by policy makers neglectful of the needs of millions of children like Chinasa whose number is set to increase as the growth of cities in the developing world becomes one of the pressing issues of our time. ... Read more about Unicef says urban children in developing world need urgent attention

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World Population Projected to 2050 for Developing and Developed Countries

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http://blog.world-mysteries.com/science/the-world-population/

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World Population Projected to 2050 for Developing and Developed Countries

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State of the world: U.N. poverty-reduction goals on track

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Peter Grier
State of the world: U.N. poverty-reduction goals on track -- Peter Grier
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Eleven years ago, at the Millennium Summit at United Nations headquarters in New York, the leaders of the world agreed to a plan meant to spur efforts to help the globe's poorest.

This blueprint involved a series of benchmarks – Millennium Development Goals – to measure the progress of developing nations on poverty, hunger, primary education, and so forth. The point was to rally international efforts to try to bring a better life to those who most needed it by 2015.
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Water shortages in Dead Sea could increase tensions in Middle East

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Steve Connor
Water shortages in Dead Sea could increase tensions in Middle East
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Scientists studying ancient mud samples taken from the bed of the Dead Sea separating Israel and Jordan have warned that the fragile political situation in the Middle East will be made worse by the intense water shortages their study is predicting. ... Read more about Water shortages in Dead Sea could increase tensions in Middle East

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Q&A with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

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BRYAN WALSH
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It's the hard-working demographers of the U.N. who have counted the global population and have selected Oct. 31 as the date of the 7 billionth person. That makes sense because population is a major part of international development — and that's the business of the U.N. Bryan Walsh of TIME spoke with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his office in New York City about global population, the challenges of development and the lingering threat of climate change.

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World population to hit 10 bln, but 15 bln possible: UN

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LONDON — The world's population of seven billion is set to rise to at least 10 billion by 2100, but could top 15 billion if birth rates are just slightly higher than expected, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

In a report ahead of ceremonies on October 31 to mark the seven billionth human alive today, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) warned demographic pressure posed mighty challenges for easing poverty and conserving the environment. ... Read more about World population to hit 10 bln, but 15 bln possible: UN

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A global push to 7 billion people

 India, which is on track to become the world’s most populous country by 2025, h
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The world is becoming a hungrier place - consuming more food, fuel and material resources - as its population bulges. But the increase in consumption is not even and not driven by the same factors. China and India are consuming more because their populations have vastly increased in the past 40 years. The United States, Japan and many countries in Europe are having much less population growth, but the people are using more resources. Meanwhile, many in South American and African countries have had relatively small population growth and much less increase in consumption. ... Read more about A global push to 7 billion people

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