Latest Population growth and decline News

China's births fall in 2021, as workforce shrinks

Jan. 17, 2022 04:09 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The number of babies born in China fell again last year, official data showed Monday, adding to pressure on the ruling Communist Party's ambitions to boost national wealth and influence with a workforce that has been shrinking for a decade. Some 10.6 million babies...

Scientists see silver lining in fed's efforts at Lake Powell

Jan. 15, 2022 08:02 AM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that it plans to adjust management protocols for the Colorado River in early 2022 to reduce monthly releases from Lake Powell in an effort to keep the reservoir from dropping farther below 2021′s historic lows. ...

Croatia census shows nearly 10% population drop in 10 years

Jan. 14, 2022 07:43 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A population census conducted last year in Croatia has shown that almost 10% less people live in the European Union country compared to a decade ago, according to preliminary results released on Friday. The census has listed 3.8 million citizens compared to...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 12, 2022 16:27 PM EST

Philadelphia Inquirer. January 10, 2022. Editorial: To help Pennsylvanians, Biden must alleviate student loan debt Fourteen percent of people in our state carry student loan debt. Forgiving those debts could be a game changer for Pennsylvania residents. ...

First right whale of the season spotted off Massachusetts

Jan. 11, 2022 17:04 PM EST

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Marine researchers have spotted a species of rare whale in Cape Cod Bay for the first time this season. North Atlantic right whales arrive in the bay every year. The whales number less than 340 and their population has declined in recent years. ...

Nonprofit serving Charleston area’s Hispanic community

Jan. 10, 2022 00:08 AM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Patricia Jimenez dreamed of working in media. Growing up in Mexico, she was inspired by her godfather, a radio broadcaster, who used his platform to discuss important community issues. Family obligations prevented Jimenez from reaching...

How old, new I-74 bridges came to be at Illinois-Iowa border

Jan. 08, 2022 01:02 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Two bridges crossing the Mississippi River, spanning from the banks of Bettendorf to Moline, represent over 100 years of history. They sit close together, graceful arches butted up against dark, rigid towers. One sits empty, while the other is filled with cars crossing...

Analysis: Redistricting not as tough as it was 2 decades ago

Jan. 07, 2022 19:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s current congressional redistricting effort is much less contentious than the effort was 20 years ago, when the state dropped from five U.S. House seats to four. The state lost a seat because the 2000 Census showed Mississippi’s population had...

Bulgarian sees its population decline by 11.5% in a decade

Jan. 07, 2022 06:41 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s population has declined by 11.5% in the past decade, according to first results from the 2021 census. The National Statistical Institute said that the nation has shrunk by 844,000 people, from some 7.3 million in 2011 to 6.5 million today. ...

A surge of evangelicals in Spain, fueled by Latin Americans

Jan. 04, 2022 02:59 AM EST

SALAMANCA, Spain (AP) — When Kent Albright, a Baptist pastor from the United States, arrived as a missionary to Spain in 1996, he was unprepared for the insults and threats, or the fines from the police for handing out Protestant leaflets on the streets of Salamanca. “Social...