Population

Room for one more? World population to reach 7 BILLION in next few days

The world's population looks set to smash through the seven billion barrier in the next few days, according to the United Nations. It comes just 12 years since the total reached six billion - with official estimates saying the figure will top eigh...

Researchers: World Population to Reach 7 Billion This Year

The world population will reach seven billion later this year, with increases in the number of people in Africa off-setting birth rate drops elsewhere, according to a new French study published Thursday.


World population to reach 10.1 billion by 2100

The number of the world's people is expected to grow from nearly 6.9 billion currently to 9.3 billion by 2050 and 10.1 billion by 2100, U.N. population experts said Tuesday.

HK's population nears seven million

Hong Kong's population has moved closer to the seven-million mark. The mid-2008 figure came in at 6,985,000.


World population will reach 7 billion in 2012, according to a new estimate released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday. (Xinhua File Photo)

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Xinhua) -- World population will reach 7 billion in 2012, according to a new estimate released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday.

Isolated tribe spotted in Brazil

One of South America's few remaining uncontacted indigenous tribes has been spotted and photographed on the border between Brazil and Peru. The Brazilian government says it took the images to prove the tribe exists and help protect its land.


New York is a Giant Birth Control Pill

Robert Environmental Graffiti 09.02.2008
New York is a Giant Birth Control Pill

Two new studies have suggested that cities act like contraceptives, helping to check the population growth that has become one of the most discussed environmental issues in recent years.