A new bipartisan commission is drawing up district lines, but New York Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork to take over the redistricting process.
Pandemic, hurricanes, fires and politics seemed a recipe for an inaccurate count. But a preliminary check found no clear sign of lapses.
Outer suburbs still grew the fastest, but many downtowns and central districts also grew rapidly.
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.
Black presence and Black power in America are on a seesaw.
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.
Let states bring in workers from around the world, based on their labor needs.
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.
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.
White evangelicals can’t tolerate becoming just another subculture.
The birthrate is falling for American women in their 20s, especially in places where the local economy is booming.
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.
Even when the Communist Party eases rules, it is only confirming that such rules exist — and that they are the party’s to dictate.
When air quality gets bad from wildfires, people are left clinging to their air purifiers.
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.”
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.
The move is the Communist Party’s latest attempt to reverse declining birthrates as a demographic crisis looms.
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.
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.
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)
Welcoming more immigrants is the best way to reverse America’s demographic decline.
Welcoming more immigrants is the best way to reverse America’s demographic decline.
Flat population could be a problem, but it can be an opportunity.
Some local governments are allowing couples to have more children without penalties, but the ruling Communist Party seems reluctant to lift restrictions altogether.
Bozeman, Mont., has big-city problems, but it may not get big-city help.
The country is locked in a demographic crisis. But the figures also showed rising education and urbanization levels.
Monday: A look at California’s (slight) population decline. Also: San Francisco marks an L.G.B.T.Q. historical landmark.
More women are delaying parenthood because they think having kids early will be hard. It is. It’s also great.
State data released on Friday showed that California’s population decreased in 2020, reflecting a decades-long pattern of slow growth.
If you are in your 20s, 30s or 40s, we want to hear your thoughts on becoming a parent.
The persistently low birthrate in the country has caused the population to contract. The U.S. is on a similar path.
Fewer arrivals from other countries and more people moving to less populous areas accelerate a trend, new census estimates show.
How the declining birthrate could profoundly shape the nation’s future.
The details of how and where the census counts can make a big difference.
A cash reward works best with Democrats, and relaxing safety guidelines seems to motivate Republicans, a survey study shows.
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.
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.
Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.
Between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled. How did we do it? Science mattered — but so did activism.
California will lose a congressional seat based on new census data, in part because of birthrate and immigration declines.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
With immigration leveling off and a declining birthrate, the United States may be entering an era of substantially lower population growth, demographers said.
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.
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.
And it isn’t all about the filibuster.
Three scenarios for a more fertile American future.
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.
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.
Rooms and beds for retirees are in short supply as the population ages, leaving many vulnerable to companies pitching risky investments.
The decline indicated that methods for fighting the coronavirus have also been effective at curbing other illnesses.