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  • [New] Most of the world's population already lives in cities, and approximately 150,000 people per day - or the equivalent of one Los Angeles per month - are moving in, especially in developing countries where at least two billion more people are expected to shift to cities by 2030. Parag Khanna
  • [New] As people across Asia and Africa move to cities and the world population swells to 10 billion people by the middle of the century, demand for sand is projected to keep rising. DW.COM
  • [New] Breast cancer is increasing rapidly in low- and middle-income countries due to populations' growth and aging, declining burden of communicable diseases, and shifts in risk factors. The New Times | Rwanda
  • [New] New Zealand reported a new record daily high of 129 cases, and government officials said they will take a less restrictive approach once each district has vaccinated 90% of its population. CIDRAP
  • [New] With more than half of the world's population living in urban areas - a ratio projected to increase to 68% by 2050 -, developing comprehensive solutions to jointly address environmental, societal and economic challenges in cities is essential. Events
  • [New] COVAX's latest public supply forecast projects that it will have around 1.4 billion vaccine doses ready for delivery by end of year - 1.2 billion for the world's poorest 92 countries to enable them to vaccinate 20% of their populations. Health Policy Watch
  • [New] Unabated carbon emissions would put almost 90% of the world's population at risk of malaria and dengue by the end of the century. The Washington Post
  • [New] The poorest countries in Africa may not receive enough doses to vaccinate their entire populations before 2023 at the earliest. Eco-business
  • [New] Duggar adds that while the G20 countries are expected to reach a threshold of 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of 2021, some low-income countries, many of them in Africa, will not get there for another two years, around the end of 2023. Global Finance Magazine
  • [New] In many countries including the U.S., people will get their third doses long before healthcare workers and at-risk populations in Africa and elsewhere are able to receive their first. Elemental
  • [New] Nigeria's population is 211 million people and is expected to nearly double by 2050 overtaking the United States as the third most populous country in the world. University of Copenhagen
  • [New] Exposure to veterans has been linked to a greater propensity for individuals to volunteer, but the number of veterans in the U.S. population is projected to decrease by 1.7% per year, declining 17% from now to 2030. The Heritage Foundation
  • [New] For the overall population, a level of 120/80, slightly less than the average blood pressure in the United States and Canada, is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and death than a blood pressure of 140/80. AgriNews
  • [New] With over half of the world's population in urban areas, and both urbanization and precipitation extremes expected to increase in the future, understanding how urban landscapes are affected by precipitation-triggered landslides is a pressing need. ScienceDaily
  • [New] As Canada's population continues to age, the workforce is expected to experience shortages in certain sectors. en
  • [New] Beyond the UK, the K-Briq could have significant implications for the energy transition in developing countries, where cities are growing at an exponential rate and the introduction of new housing stock cannot keep pace with ballooning populations. Energy Monitor
  • [New] Since the passage of the Endangered Species Act 48 years ago, 54 species in the United States have been removed from the endangered list because their populations have recovered, while another 48 have improved enough to be moved from endangered to threatened. Sea Save
  • [New] Gaps in the global response and the failure to vaccinate vulnerable populations will continue to exacerbate humanitarian crises driving poverty, hunger, and insecurity. Banca D'Italia
  • [New] APAC region is anticipated to dominatethe global peer to peer insurancemarket during the forecast period 2020-2025 owing to large number of population, growing needs among people, rising industrialization and others. IndustryARC
  • [New] Population growth and climate change will increase the demand for water, meaning that if no further action is taken between 2025 and 2050, more than 3.4 billion extra litres of water per day will be needed for resilient public water supplies. MSN
  • Roughly 5% of the world's population today live on land below where the high tide level is expected to rise based on carbon dioxide that human activity has already added to the atmosphere. Salon
  • The presence of glyphosate residues in both humans and animals could haul the entire population towards numerous health hazards, studying the impact of glyphosate residues on health is warranted and the global regulations for the use of glyphosate may have to be re-evaluated. Seattle organic restaurants

Last updated: 24 October 2021


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