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Earth's Population Hitting 7 Billion By Month's End
2011-10-17 10:50:17

According to a new report by the U.N. Population Fund, there will be 7 billion people living on Earth as of October 31. Currently, the Earth has over 6.997 billion people and counting, according to the U.N. website 7 Billion People - 7 Billion Actions. The organization launched "7 Billion Actions" on September 14, 2011 to try and bring governments, businesses, the media and individuals together to "confront the challenges and seize the opportunities offered by the new milestone."...

2010-06-28 11:14:00

Haitian Population Set to Rebound After Earthquake, According to U.S. Census Bureau WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The population of Haiti is projected to increase from 9.6 million in 2010 to 13.4 million by 2050, according to new data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. This future growth follows an estimated population decline during the past year caused by the January 2010 earthquake. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The Dominican...

2008-08-14 18:00:14

By BILL GLAUBER This is what America could look like in the middle of the 21st century: We will be older -- 88.5 million of us will be 65 and over by mid- century, more than double the current population of seniors. We will be more racially and ethnically diverse -- minorities, now around one-third of the population, are projected to make up 54% of the population in 2050. And we will have a little less elbow room -- America, now an estimated 304.8 million strong, may be home to 439...

2008-06-24 02:29:25

Bangladesh's population to reach over 205 mln in 2025 DHAKA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's population will reach over 205 million in 2025, said the U.S. Census Bureau's world population projection report. According to the report received here on Saturday, Bangladesh ranks seventh with over 154 million people marking 2 percent growth rate currently. It said the world's population will reach 7 billion in 2012, despite the global community struggles hard to satisfy its appetite for...

2008-06-20 21:00:06

WASHINGTON - The world's population will reach 7 billion in 2012, according to a new government projection. There are 6.7 billion people in the world today. The United States ranks third, with 304 million, behind China and India, according to projections released Thursday by the Census Bureau. The world's population surpassed 6 billion in 1999, meaning it will take only 13 years to add a billion people. By comparison, the number of people didn't reach 1 billion until 1800, said Carl...

2008-06-20 18:00:00

World population will reach 7 billion in 2012, according to a new estimate released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday. The world population hit 6 billion in 1999 and another billion will be added to the total in only 13 years, the bureau said. A reminder of the quick population growth is that the world's population even did not reach one billion in 1800. The U.S. Census Bureau attributed the growth to medical and nutritional advances in developing countries after World War II....

2008-06-19 15:00:10

World population is projected to reach 7 billion in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The world population hit 6 billion in 1999. These figures come from the updated world population estimates and projections released today through the Census Bureau's International Data Base (IDB). The IDB provides information on population size and growth, age and sex composition, mortality, fertility and net migration. The data are available for 226 countries and other selected geographies....


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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