Category Archives: Population Growth Issues

Canada’s Ruthlessly Smart Immigration Policy – The New York Times

“But Canada’s hospitable attitude is not innate; it is, rather, the product of very hardheaded government policies. Ever since the mid-1960s, the majority of immigrants to the country (about 65 percent in 2015) have been admitted on purely economic grounds, … Continue reading

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China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the Brink – The New York Times

“. . .  Many of the Chinese boat owners rely on government money to build vessels and fuel their journeys to Senegal, a monthlong trip from crowded ports in China. Over all, government subsidies to the fishing industry reached nearly … Continue reading

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Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine- but 4 – The New York Times

“BAIDOA, Somalia — First the trees dried up and cracked apart.Then the goats keeled over.Then the water in the village well began to disappear, turning cloudy, then red, then slime-green, but the villagers kept drinking it. That was all they … Continue reading

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Amazon Deforestation- Once Tamed- Comes Roaring Back – The New York Times

“A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement forced changes that dramatically slowed deforestation across the Amazon basin, activity is roaring back in some of the biggest expanses of forests in the world. That resurgence, driven by the world’s growing … Continue reading

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In China, a Lonely Valentine’s Day for Millions of Men – The New York Times

“SHANGHAI — If you’re a “single dog,” a “bare branch,” a “leftover man” or a “leftover woman” — all monikers for unmarried Chinese — you may find Valentine’s Day particularly trying.Judging by the numbers, quite a few of the long … Continue reading

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A Resettlement Mission Upended by the Sweep of a President’s Pen – The New York Times

“LANCASTER, Pa. — They knew it was coming, of course. But they did not quite believe it, even after watching a broadcast of the signing from their cramped offices. Not until reading the text did they fully accept that their … Continue reading

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A Little-Noticed Fact About Trade: It’s No Longer Rising – The New York Times

“The constant flow of goods from Asia to the United States was briefly interrupted last month after Hanjin, the South Korean shipping line, filed for bankruptcy, stranding several dozen of its cargo ships on the high seas. It was a … Continue reading

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Bono: Time to Think Bigger About the Refugee Crisis – The New York Times

“I’VE recently returned from the Middle East and East Africa, where I visited a number of refugee camps — car parks of humanity. I went as an activist and as a European. Because Europeans have come to realize — quite … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Orangutans Suffer as Fires Rage and Businesses Grow – The New York Times

“Katty is an orangutan, about 9 months old, whose family is believed to have been killed by the huge fires last fall in the Indonesian regions of Borneo and Sumatra. The blazes are an annual occurrence, when farmers clear land … Continue reading

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Palau vs. the Poachers The island nation has mounted an aggressive response to illegal fishing in their waters. How they protect themselves may help the rest of the world save all of the oceans.|By Ian Urbina

“The oceans belong to everyone and no one, and the general perception is that they are too big to need protection. We also tend to think of fish as an ever-regenerating crop, there forever for our taking. But roughly 90 … Continue reading

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