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Population aging: Hallmark of the 21st century
While rapid population growth may be the defining feature of the 20th century, with world population nearly quadrupling from 1.6 to 6.1 billion, the hallmark of the 21st century is likely to be population aging.
World Population Day is really about women
There are about 214 million women around the world who want to avoid pregnancy but don’t have access to contraception, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
UN: World population will reach 9.8 billion by 2050
The world's population will grow to 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, driven by faster growth in African countries, according to forecasts by the United Nations.
World population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050, India to surpass China in 7 years: UN
A Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division report forecasts that the current world population of nearly 7.6 billion will increase to 8.6 billion by 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.
Aging population a liability for working people
Good news derailed UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s manifesto launch. She might not have seen it that way — it is rare for any party to abandon a manifesto pledge just four days after its announcement and U-turns of this nature are embarrassing for a sitting prime minister with a reputation as a stickler for detail. But none the less, the social care debacle is the result of some exceptionally good news.
IMF warns Asia on population, productivity
Asia-Pacific's long-term growth outlook remains the strongest in the world, but the medium-term picture is weighed down by an aging population and sluggish productivity, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned in a new report on Tuesday.
Scientists find new population of endangered cats in Borneo
Scientists have discovered a new population of bay cats, an elusive cat species endemic to Borneo.
US withdraws funding for UN Population Fund
The State Department said on late Monday it was ending US funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the international body's agency focused on family planning as well as maternal and child health in more than 150 countries.
Chinese population to reach 1.42b by 2020
China's population is expected to reach 1.42 billion by 2020, according to a development plan released by the country's top health authority.
Cpredators key to prey population control, ecological balance
The health of kelp forests off the coast of California is dependent on the presence of large predators.
15% of global population have disability
More than one billion people around the world have some form of disability, which is around 15 percent of the global population. Yet the world's largest minority group face several barriers which stand in the way of full inclusion in society, including discrimination and stigma.
How devastating the world's aging population could be for global economy
The global productivity slowdown is going to intensify in the coming years as the working age population across the world declines, and the number of people past retirement age continues to grow, according to research from economists at Morgan Stanley.
African elephant population tumbles
Africa's elephant population fell around 20 percent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report.
Population policy to impact emissions targets
Current immigration rates into Australia, and associated projected population growth, will make greenhouse gas emissions targets even more difficult to achieve in the future, a University of Adelaide-led study has found.

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