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

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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

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How Does a Baby Bust End?

Three scenarios for a more fertile American future.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The 4 Great Migrations

America as we have come to know it is most likely a thing of the past.

#black-people, #census, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #migrants-environmental, #millennial-generation, #national-public-radio, #northeastern-states-us, #pew-research-center, #population, #southern-states-us, #southwestern-states-us, #united-states

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A New Delay for Census Numbers Could Scramble Congressional Elections

Census data needed for legislative districts won’t be ready until September. Could that alter the balance of power in the House?

#census, #census-bureau, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states

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Black Power: Now or Never

Population shifts mean more political might for relatively fewer people.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #pew-research-center, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Gerrymander Battles Loom, as G.O.P. Looks to Press Its Advantage

With new census results coming, Republicans control redistricting in key states, while Democrats prepare for legal challenges and look to redraw some maps of their own.

#census-bureau, #elections-house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2018, #politics-and-government, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘We Are Forced to Live in These Conditions’: In Los Angeles, Virus Ravages Overcrowded Homes

Perhaps nowhere else in America can the unequal toll of the virus be felt more dramatically. Suburban sprawl and freeways demarcate the neighborhoods of the haves and the have-nots.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #income-inequality, #los-angeles-calif, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.” Habitat loss, climate change and other factors are to blame, it said.

#beaches, #columbia-river-pacific-northwest, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #federal-state-relations-us, #global-warming, #levees-and-dams, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #population, #puget-sound, #salmon, #united-states, #washington-state, #water

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We Need a Second Great Migration

Georgia illuminates the path to Black power. It lies in the South. Follow me there.

#atlanta-ga, #black-people, #census, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #elections, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #southern-states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #whites

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As Birthrate Falls, South Korea’s Population Declines, Posing Threat to Economy

For the first time on record, the number of newborns in South Korea last year fell below the number of deaths, underscoring a long-term crisis in one of world’s most important economies

#birth-rates, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #population, #south-korea

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Ancient DNA Is Changing How We Think About the Caribbean

New research delivers surprising findings about Indigenous people in the region before contact with Europeans.

#caribbean-area, #dominican-republic, #genealogy, #genetics-and-heredity, #haiti, #hispaniola, #indigenous-people, #population

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Australia Gears Up for the Great Koala Count, Using Drones, Droppings and Dogs

The iconic marsupials are not easy to find, or count accurately, so officials will deploy a host of methods.

#australia, #koalas, #population, #wildfires

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Flaws in Census Count Imperil Trump Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants

More problems arise as the Census Bureau rushes to compile information needed for apportionment before Mr. Trump leaves office.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dormitories, #house-of-representatives, #illegal-immigration, #population, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Census Case That Goes to the Heart of American Democracy

For two centuries, census totals used to apportion Congress have included all residents of the country. The Supreme Court on Monday heard the Trump administration’s argument for limiting the count to citizens.

#census, #census-bureau, #constitution-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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Supreme Court Takes Up Trump Plan to Exclude Unauthorized Immigrants in Redistricting

The administration’s efforts, which are subject to practical hurdles, would upset a constitutional consensus and could shift political power from Democratic states to Republican ones.

#census, #constitution-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Census Officials Say They Can’t Meet Trump’s Deadline for Population Count

Officials have concluded the Census Bureau won’t have data on time to carry out the administration’s goal of stripping unauthorized immigrants from population totals for apportionment.

#census, #census-bureau, #commerce-department, #illegal-immigration, #population, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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If Restaurants Go, What Happens to Cities?

Restaurants have been crucial in drawing the young and highly educated to live and work in central cities. The pandemic could erode that foundation.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #population, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #urban-areas

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Calamities Challenge California’s Economic Foundation

The pandemic and wildfires have underscored issues of housing and growth. Will the disruptions and dislocations force the state to chart a new course?

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #global-warming, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #wildfires

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Supreme Court Speeds Case on Excluding Undocumented Immigrants in Redistricting

A lower court had ruled that the Trump administration’s plan to alter the census count for congressional reapportionment violated federal law.

#census, #decisions-and-verdicts, #house-of-representatives, #illegal-immigration, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Virus Sent Droves to a Small Town. Suddenly, It’s Not So Small.

The population boomed in Winhall, Vt., as people tried to get away from Covid-19 hot spots. Bear complaints are up. Plumbers are booked until Christmas. And the dump is “sheer pandemonium.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #population, #vermont

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Federal Judge Bars Trump Administration From Ending Census Early

The ruling says the census, which was delayed for months because of the coronavirus, needs more time to get an accurate count.

#census, #census-bureau, #koh-lucy-h, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Matthew Yglesias Thinks There Should Be ‘One Billion Americans’

In his new book, the journalist and co-founder of Vox argues that dramatic population growth could revitalize the nation.

#books-and-literature, #global-warming, #immigration-and-emigration, #one-billion-americans-the-case-for-thinking-bigger-book, #population, #united-states, #yglesias-matthew

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As Census Count Resumes, Doubts About Accuracy Continue to Grow

Officials project optimism. But a chorus of experts says the pandemic and politics could lead to a deeply flawed count.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #illegal-immigration, #population, #prewitt-kenneth

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Kamala Harris, Daughter of Immigrants, Is the Face of America’s Demographic Shift

Her parents’ arrival to Berkeley as young graduate students was the beginning of a historic wave of immigration from outside Europe that would change the United States in ways its leaders never imagined.

#black-people, #harris-kamala-d, #hashmi-ghazala, #immigration-and-emigration, #indian-americans, #jamaican-americans, #politics-and-government, #population, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #whites

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In California, It Will Take More Than a Parade to Save an Imperiled Census

Many Latinos in low-income communities say they are hearing a message about the 2020 census: Your participation is not wanted.

#california, #census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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At the Census Bureau, a Technical Memo Raises Alarms Over Politics

A directive orders experts to find ways to tally undocumented residents. Some fear the end result will be a skewed allotment of seats in the House of Representatives.

#census, #census-bureau, #cogley-nathaniel-t, #commerce-department, #house-of-representatives, #illegal-immigration, #korzeniewski-adam, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

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An Incomplete Census Hurts Everyone. Even Trump.

The president doesn’t realize his supporters will lose out too if the count is brought to an early close.

#census, #census-bureau, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #minorities, #population, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New Census Worry: A Rushed Count Could Mean a Botched One

Stalled by the pandemic, the count is supposed to resume soon. But census experts are rattled by signs of a push from the White House to finish it early.

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

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Mass Extinctions Are Accelerating, Scientists Report

Five hundred species are likely to become extinct over the next two decades, according to a new study.

#animals, #biodiversity, #ceballos-gerardo, #conservation-of-resources, #ehrlich-paul-r, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #international-union-for-conservation-of-nature, #missouri-botanical-garden, #national-autonomous-university, #population, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #your-feed-science

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Coronavirus Escape: City to Suburbs

The pandemic has convinced some New Yorkers that it’s time to finally give up on city living.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #glen-ridge-nj, #manhattan-nyc, #montclair-nj, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #population, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional, #suburbs, #weston-conn, #westport-conn

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‘There’s No More Water’: Climate Change on a Drying Island

A delicate ecosystem was disrupted in the Comoros, off East Africa, when forests were cleared to make way for farmland. The consequences offer lessons for other parts of the developing world.

#agriculture-and-farming, #comoros, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #population, #rivers, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-environment-program, #water

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Who Is Immune to the Coronavirus?

About this question, too, decisions with great consequences are being made, as they must be, based on only glimmers of data.

#antibodies, #colds, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #faroe-islands, #immune-system, #infections, #italy, #mers-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome, #population, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #south-korea, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Density Is New York City’s Big ‘Enemy’ in the Coronavirus Fight

New York is more crowded than any large city in the country. That helps explain why it is the U.S. epicenter of the outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #frieden-thomas-r, #garcetti-eric-m, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #population, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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Aging, Rising, Brainy, Booming: Super Tuesday Economies Pose Wider Test

The 14 states can be sorted into four general types. (Minnesota and Virginia may be more alike than you think.)

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #population, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #states-us, #united-states-economy

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