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  1. News - World - POPULATION

    UN says world population heading for 11 billion, may not stabilise

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington World population may reach 11 billion, UN says The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people ... on Thursday in the US journal Science. "The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world population, which is currently around seven billion, would go up to nine billion and level off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596198/un-says-world-population-heading-11-billion-may-not-stabilise
  2. News - World - STATISTICS

    World's population to hit 7.2 billion next month, says UN report

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York India to overtake China as the most populous country by 2028, UN report forecasts World's population to hit 7.2 billion next month The population ... Population Prospects" report says the number of people inhabiting the planet at the start of the next century could top 16.6 billion or, depending on the statistical model, could be as low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1260973/worlds-population-hit-72-billion-next-month-says-un-report
  3. News - China

    Beijing targets 60 villages in effort to improve safety, control migrant population

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 12:34pm

    ... to overhaul more than 60 villages in the greater Beijing area in the next four months to reduce the size of the “floating population” to try to prevent any “mass-casualty incidents”, an office ... and a large disproportion between the floating population and the registered population. The floating population of Xindian village located in the Chaoyang district, for instance, is 43 times greater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1589257/effort-be-launched-reduce-floating-population-60-beijing-villages
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Census shows Myanmar's population is nine million fewer than estimated

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Population nine million fewer than estimated Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, some nine million fewer than an earlier estimate. The former junta-ruled nation's last survey was held in 1983 and in more recent estimates the government had put the population at around 60 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582019/census-shows-myanmars-population-nine-million-fewer-estimated
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... a decade of efforts to keep the population in check. Last year, the number of monkey nuisance complaints to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department rose to 529, the highest ... the population, the government sterilised 2,790 monkeys between 2007 and last year, bringing the population down by about 15 per cent to 2,000. An unintended side effect of sterilisation was that some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central thumbs nose at state media's use of 1.3b population to criticise unofficial vote

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 11:54am by Joyce Ng and Johnny Tam

    ... Joyce Ng and Johnny Tam No basis for comparison between 720,000-strong turnout at reform 'referendum' and 1.3 billion national population, poll organisers say Occupy thumbs nose ... was "no match" for the 1.3 billion population in the whole of China. That view was laughable, and disregarded the "one country, two systems" policy under which Hong Kong operates, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538799/global-times-defeat-iron-lady-editorial-occupy-referendum-poll
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Great white shark population growing, new US analysis of data finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Orlando, United States Great white shark on the up, says study A new look at research on great white sharks in the northeast Pacific Ocean indicates the population is probably ... "did a double take" when the Stanford researchers calculated the population of adult and near-adult great whites along the central California coast at only 219. The Burgess study claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534905/great-white-shark-population-growing-new-us-analysis-data-finds
  8. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Tanzania's entire population of elephants could be killed by ivory poachers in 6 years

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:34am by AFP

    ... Poachers are killing Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just six years, conservationists said yesterday. A two-day ... gangs. "About 30 elephants a day are killed... at this rate the population will be exterminated by 2020," said the Tanzanian Elephant Protection Society (TEPS. Tanzanian Vice-President ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508775/tanzanias-entire-population-elephants-could-be-killed-ivory-poachers-6
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOWN PLANNING

    Plans to boost Yuen Long population by a quarter prompts congestion fears

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:18am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Blueprint envisages boosting area's population by almost a quarter in nine years; but local councillors fear infrastructure will not cope Yuen Long plan prompts fears over congestion A blueprint to boost Yuen Long's population by almost a quarter in nine years was met with concern from district councillors who fear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1500237/plans-boost-yuen-long-population-quarter-prompts-congestion-fears
  10. News - World - SPAIN

    Fellow Europeans quit Spain, causing population drop despite Chinese arrivals

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Chinese arrive but migrant exit triggers Spain drain Spain's population shrank in 2013 for a second year, with foreigners, including many Britons, ... group to grow there last year, increasing by 2 per cent to 185,250 people. The departure of the foreigners meant Spain's total population fall overall for the second year running to 46.7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1495273/fellow-europeans-quit-spain-causing-population-drop-despite-chinese

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