New York Will Soon Lose 1 House Seat. The G.O.P. Might Lose 5.

A new bipartisan commission is drawing up district lines, but New York Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork to take over the redistricting process.

#democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-state, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

An Ill-Starred 2020 Census Gets a Cautious Thumbs-Up

Pandemic, hurricanes, fires and politics seemed a recipe for an inaccurate count. But a preliminary check found no clear sign of lapses.

#census, #census-bureau, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

The Downtown Decade: U.S. Population Density Rose in the 2010s

Outer suburbs still grew the fastest, but many downtowns and central districts also grew rapidly.

#census, #los-angeles-calif, #population, #suburbs, #two-thousand-tens-decade, #urban-areas

The Census Said Detroit Kept Shrinking. The Mayor Begs to Differ.

Mayor Mike Duggan, who ran on a promise to reverse generations of population decline, blamed the Census Bureau, not himself, after the head count fell again.

#bankruptcies, #census, #detroit-mich, #duggan-mike, #elections-mayors, #population, #young-coleman-a

Chocolate Chip Cities

Black presence and Black power in America are on a seesaw.

#black-people, #census, #gentrification, #population, #race-and-ethnicity

How a Remote Town in Texas Became One of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities

Known for its German roots and its world-famous water park, New Braunfels, Texas, in the thriving corridor between San Antonio and Austin, grew 56 percent over the past decade.

#census, #census-bureau, #comal-county-tex, #new-braunfels-tex, #population

Who Has the Cure for America’s Declining Population? Canada.

Let states bring in workers from around the world, based on their labor needs.

#birth-rates, #canada, #census, #census-bureau, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #population, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Why the Census Reported an Increase in Multiracial Americans

Families across the country have grown more diverse. A design change in the census form also allowed the government to report people’s identity in greater detail.

#black-people, #census, #census-bureau, #hispanic-americans, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

Decline in Immigration Threatens Growth of Regions on the Rise

Immigrants helped make places like Northwest Arkansas economic dynamos. But their dwindling numbers, a big factor in slower population growth, could have long-term repercussions.

#arkansas, #bentonville-ark, #census, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #population, #springdale-ark

The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It

White evangelicals can’t tolerate becoming just another subculture.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #jones-robert-p, #population, #qanon, #religion-and-belief, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #southern-baptist-convention, #united-states, #whites

Why More American Women are Delaying Motherhood in their 20s

The birthrate is falling for American women in their 20s, especially in places where the local economy is booming.

#birth-rates, #careers-and-professions, #families-and-family-life, #hispanic-americans, #population, #states-us, #women-and-girls

A Fading Coal County Bets on Schools, but There’s One Big Hitch

Hard hit by the decline of mining, a rural area in West Virginia is trying to attract teachers in a comeback effort. What’s lacking are jobs for the graduates.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdowell-county-w-va, #population, #rural-areas, #teachers-and-school-employees

The Real Reason Behind China’s Three-Child Policy

Even when the Communist Party eases rules, it is only confirming that such rules exist — and that they are the party’s to dictate. 

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #population

When Living in California Means Fearing the Outdoors

When air quality gets bad from wildfires, people are left clinging to their air purifiers.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drought, #forests-and-forestry, #goats, #los-angeles-calif, #paradise-calif, #population, #rain, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #wildfires

China Wants More Babies. Some Men Choose Vasectomies.

As the Chinese government tries to increase the country’s falling birthrate, some millennials are striving for a lifestyle commonly known as “Double Income, No Kids.”

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #census, #china, #parenting, #population, #single-persons, #sterilization-reproductive, #vasectomy

From One Child to Three: How China’s Family Planning Policies Have Evolved

For decades, couples were generally limited to one child to slow population growth. With a potential demographic crisis looming, the government now wants them to have more.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #population

China Announces a Three-Child Policy

The move is the Communist Party’s latest attempt to reverse declining birthrates as a demographic crisis looms.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #population

How the Coming Population Bust Will Transform the World

Fewer babies’ cries. More abandoned homes. Toward the middle of this century, as deaths start to exceed births, changes will come that are hard to fathom.

#birth-rates, #census, #east-asia, #elderly, #europe, #population

Navajo Nation Becomes Largest Tribe in U.S. After Pandemic Surge

A rush to secure federal benefits during the coronavirus pandemic accelerated enrollment in the Navajo Nation, pushing its population past the Cherokee Nation’s to nearly 400,000.

#arizona, #cherokee-indians, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #population, #utah

BuffaloGrid and Techfugees launch education, solar charging initiative for refugees, aim to raise $3M

BuffaloGrid, a startup that provides phone charging and digital content to people in off-grid environments, is teaming up with the Techfugees refugee non-profit to provid free educational content and device charging to displaced people across East Africa and the Middle-East.

The initial service will see solar-powered ‘BuffaloGrid Hubs’ deployed in refugee camps across Kenya and Uganda, providing unlimited free access to education and health content, as well as other streaming services and mobile power charging.

The “Knowledge is Freedom” joint campaign has a goal of raising $3 million over the course of the next two years.

Daniel Becerra, CEO of BuffaloGrid, said: “Our mission is to remove barriers for internet adoption and provide the next billion with information, energy, and digital skills. I hope this campaign will raise awareness of the plight of displaced people and how collectively we have the power to change things. The entire team is excited to work with Techfugees. I believe together we have the technical expertise, experience, and connections to make a real difference.”

Raj Burman, Techfugees CEO, said: “In an increasingly digital and climate change stricken world, our mission is to make sure forcibly displaced people don’t get left behind. Around 400,000 marginalized refugees reside in the Rwamwanja and Kakuma-Kalobeyei settlements camp in Uganda and Kenya respectively. Our collaboration with BuffaloGrid presents a unique opportunity for an innovative, responsible digital solution to empower displaced communities with the support of our Chapters in Kenya and Uganda to overcome the access barriers to education and health content to better their livelihoods.”

Techfugees says 80 million people (roughly one percent of humanity) have been displaced because of climate change, war, conflict, economic challenges, and persecution. This figure is expected to grow to over 1 billion displaced people by 2050.

Belfast HQ’d BuffaloGrid has raised $6.4 million to date and counts, Tiny VC, ADV, Seedcamp, Kima Ventures and LocalGlobe among its investors.

(Disclosure: Mike Butcher is Chairman of Techfugees)

#buffalogrid, #ceo, #countries, #east-africa, #energy, #europe, #internet-adoption, #kenya, #kima-ventures, #middle-east, #population, #raj-burman, #streaming-services, #tc, #techfugees, #uganda, #world

The World Might Be Running Low on Americans

Welcoming more immigrants is the best way to reverse America’s demographic decline.

#census, #census-bureau, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #united-states, #united-states-economy

We Need Lots More Americans. The World Is Ready to Provide Them.

Welcoming more immigrants is the best way to reverse America’s demographic decline.

#census, #census-bureau, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Low Population Growth’s Challenge for the Economy

Flat population could be a problem, but it can be an opportunity.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #baby-boomers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #national-debt-us, #population, #united-states-economy

China Wants to Boost Births. But It’s Wary of Losing Control.

Some local governments are allowing couples to have more children without penalties, but the ruling Communist Party seems reluctant to lift restrictions altogether.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #census, #children-and-childhood, #china, #politics-and-government, #population, #women-and-girls

What Happened to My Beloved College Town?

Bozeman, Mont., has big-city problems, but it may not get big-city help.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #bears, #bozeman-mont, #great-falls-mont, #montana-state-university, #names-geographical, #population

Once-a-Decade Census Shows an Aging, Better-Educated China

The country is locked in a demographic crisis. But the figures also showed rising education and urbanization levels.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #census, #china, #colleges-and-universities, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elderly, #in-vitro-fertilization, #labor-and-jobs, #national-bureau-of-statistics-china, #politics-and-government, #population, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Who’s Really Leaving California?

Monday: A look at California’s (slight) population decline. Also: San Francisco marks an L.G.B.T.Q. historical landmark.

#california, #census, #newsom-gavin, #population, #public-policy-institute-of-california

I Became a Mother at 25, and I’m Not Sorry I Didn’t Wait

More women are delaying parenthood because they think having kids early will be hard. It is. It’s also great. 

#american-families-plan-2021, #birth-rates, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #population, #washington-dc, #women-and-girls

A New Demographic Surprise for California: Population Loss

State data released on Friday showed that California’s population decreased in 2020, reflecting a decades-long pattern of slow growth.

#birth-rates, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #public-policy-institute-of-california

Tell Us: Do You Want Children?

If you are in your 20s, 30s or 40s, we want to hear your thoughts on becoming a parent.

#census, #content-type-service, #population

A Shrinking Society in Japan

The persistently low birthrate in the country has caused the population to contract. The U.S. is on a similar path.

#birth-rates, #japan, #population, #rich-motoko

Biggest U.S. Urban Counties Got a Little Less Big

Fewer arrivals from other countries and more people moving to less populous areas accelerate a trend, new census estimates show.

#census, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #urban-areas

A Population Slowdown in the U.S.

How the declining birthrate could profoundly shape the nation’s future.

#birth-rates, #census, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #tavernise-sabrina, #united-states

Why New York State’s Population Growth Surprised Experts

The details of how and where the census counts can make a big difference.

#census, #census-bureau, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #new-york-state, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #states-us

$100 as a Vaccine Incentive? Experiment Suggests It Can Pay Off.

A cash reward works best with Democrats, and relaxing safety guidelines seems to motivate Republicans, a survey study shows.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #polls-and-public-opinion, #population, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Rising Diversity Might Not Help Democrats as Much as They Hope

Voters of color make up an increasing percentage of the United States electorate, but that trend isn’t hurting Republicans as much as conservatives fear.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #census, #democratic-party, #minorities, #population, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Did the 2020 Census Undercount the Hispanic Population?

Officials from both parties say the census numbers released this week raise questions about the totals, with Democrats contending that the Hispanic population was undercounted.

#census, #census-bureau, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere.

Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.

#air-pollution, #asian-americans, #black-people, #bullard-robert-d, #california, #census, #environmental-protection-agency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #roads-and-traffic, #science-advances-journal, #united-states

How the Human Life Span Doubled in 100 Years

Between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled. How did we do it? Science mattered — but so did activism.

#antibiotics, #cholera, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #epidemics, #fleming-alexander, #food-and-drug-administration, #infant-mortality, #influenza-epidemic-1918-19, #longevity, #milk, #montagu-mary-wortley, #pasteur-louis, #population, #salk-jonas-e, #smallpox, #statistics, #vaccination-and-immunization

Census Shows California’s Boom is Gone (and Why It’s Not Surprising)

California will lose a congressional seat based on new census data, in part because of birthrate and immigration declines.

#baby-boomers, #birth-rates, #california, #census, #immigration-and-emigration, #population

Census, India, Apple-Facebook: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #population, #states-us

Census Shows U.S. Population Grew at Slowest Rate Since 1930s

With immigration leveling off and a declining birthrate, the United States may be entering an era of substantially lower population growth, demographers said.

#census, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

Longevity startup Longevica plans to launch supplements based on long-term research

A biotech company, that has spent 11 years researching supplements to increase human longevity, plans to launch its supplements later this year. Longevica says it has attracted a total of $13 million from investors including, Alexander Chikunov, a longevity investor, who is also president of the company.

Longevica says it created a biotechnology platform for longevity after researching the life-span of laboratory mice. It now aims to produce medicines, dietary supplements, and food products.

The longevity space is a growing sector for tech startups. Google backed the launch of Calico in the space. Late last year Humanity Inc. raised $2.5 million in a round led by Boston fund One Way Ventures for its longevity company that will leverage AI to maximize people’s healthspan.

Longevica’s CEO Aynar Abdrakhmanov, backing up his company’s aim to tap the desire for people to live longer, said: “According to the WHO, by 2050, 2 billion people will be 60+ years old. By 2026, the sales of services and products for this audience will be around $27 trillion… By comparison, it was only $17 trillion in 2019.”

According to CB Insights, life-extension startups raised a record total of $800 million in 2018 alone. And there are some high-profile investors in the space.

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel invested in Unity Biotechnology, which is developing drugs to treat diseases that accompany aging, has also raised significant funding.
 And Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin invested $2.4 million worth of Ether into the nonprofit SENS Research foundation, where famed longevity research Aubrey de Grey is chief science officer, to develop rejuvenation biotechnologies.

Longevica is basing its platform on the work of scientist Alexey Ryazanov, who holds 10 US patents in the space, and a long-time researcher into the regulation of protein biosynthesis cells.

Chikunov said: “I gathered scientists known in this field to discuss their approaches to the problem. Then Alexey Ryazanov proposed the innovative idea of large-scale screening of all known pharmacological substances on long-lived mice in order to find those that prolong life.”

Under the leadership of Ryazanov, Longevica says it used 20,000 long-lived female mice and 1,033 drugs representing compounds from 62 pharmacological classes, to find five substances that statistically significantly increased longevity by 16-22%: Inulin, Pentetic Acid, Clofibrate, Proscillaridin A, D-Valine.

From this work, they formed a view about the elimination of certain heavy metals from the body and improve the body’s ability to remove toxins.

#articles, #artificial-intelligence, #biotechnology, #ceo, #co-founder, #ethereum, #europe, #food, #google, #humanity-inc, #one-way-ventures, #paypal, #peter-thiel, #population, #president, #sens-research-foundation, #tc, #united-states, #vitalik-buterin, #world-health-organization

How N.Y.C.’s Population Expert Says the City Will Bounce Back

Joseph J. Salvo, who is retiring after nearly 30 years as New York City’s chief demographer, is optimistic about New York City’s recovery after the pandemic.

#census, #city-planning-department-nyc, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-york-city, #population, #salvo-joseph-j

The Fate of Biden’s Agenda Hangs in the Balance

And it isn’t all about the filibuster.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #population, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

How Does a Baby Bust End?

Three scenarios for a more fertile American future.

#birth-rates, #generation-z, #population, #united-states

10 Years After Fukushima Disaster, This Nurse May Be the Region’s Best Hope

Many of Rina Tsugawa’s peers have left for jobs in cities, an outflow common to rural Japan but accelerated by the tsunami and nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima. Ms. Tsugawa has different plans.

#content-type-personal-profile, #earthquakes, #elderly, #fukushima-japan, #nursing-and-nurses, #population, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis

The Pandemic’s Silver Lining? This Village May Have Been Saved by It.

Gósol, a tiny village on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees, had spent years begging outsiders to come repopulate it. Since 2020, many have come to try the quiet life — and they even saved the school from closing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gosol-spain, #population, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spain

China’s Retirement Home Industry is Plagued by Ponzi Schemes

Rooms and beds for retirees are in short supply as the population ages, leaving many vulnerable to companies pitching risky investments.

#china, #elder-care, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #finances, #frauds-and-swindling, #nursing-homes, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living

Deaths Fell in Japan Last Year. How?

The decline indicated that methods for fighting the coronavirus have also been effective at curbing other illnesses.

#birth-rates, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #japan, #population