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Stories with subject: Population growth and decline
  • Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:21 am

    TOKYO - Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers.

  • UN official: 'New mantra' is to keep teen girls in school story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 7:31 am

    MADABA, Jordan - The "new mantra" of the U.N. Population Fund is to keep girls in school until age 18 "in every nook and cranny of the world" to protect their rights and slow population growth, the head of the agency said.

  • Senate gives initial OK to NC spending and tax limits 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 9:59 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Proposed constitutional mandates on taxes, government spending and reserves received tentative support Tuesday from the North Carolina Senate following tense arguments over which party faces blame for fiscal irresponsibility.

  • As it turns 50, Singapore celebrates success amid challenges story has photos
    Updated: Aug-09-15 10:04 am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore threw a big party Sunday for its 50th anniversary of independence and unrivaled economic success in a region struggling with poverty and political instability, even as the city-state began feeling the pinch of a midlife crisis.

  • Couple creates purple martin habitat outside home in Scott 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 7:08 am

    SCOTT, Wisconsin - Ike Kumrow said there are three things anyone trying to successfully attract and maintain a purple martin population must keep in mind: "location, location and finally, location." Kumrow and his wife, Jan, have lived on their five-acre "little slice of heaven," about nine miles north of West Bend for nearly 55 years. But Ike has had an enthusiasm for purple martins for even longer. Growing up on a farm, he saw many of the birds and became passionate about them.

  • UN: Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 3:42 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of this century.