Population growth and decline

In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 photo, shows one of multiple properties located in the Esperanza sector that are currently for sale, in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans face losing their homes upon the expiration of a three-month moratorium on mortgage payments that banks offered after Hurricane Maria devastated the island (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 25, 2018 - 6:18 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has submitted a revised fiscal plan that estimates that the U.S. Caribbean territory's economy will shrink by 11 percent and its population drop by nearly 8 percent next year. The proposal released early Thursday doesn't set aside any money to pay...
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A worker places a plant during preparations for the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders from Jan. 23 to 26. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 4:53 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A CEO from one of the world's top five global fashion brands has to work for just four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in an entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said Monday. In the run-up to the World Economic Forum in the...
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This photo posted Jan. 11, 2018, by ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham militant group, that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows Ahrar al-Sham rocket launcher fires at Syrian government forces position in the town of Atshan, north Hama countryside, Syria. Insurgent groups launched a counteroffensive Thursday against government forces advancing toward a major rebel-held air base in the country's northwest, capturing several villages and taking prisoners, opposition groups said. Arabic read, "Ahrar al-Sham," and "The readiness of the Mujahideen before the start of the battle to control the points of the Assad militia in the town of Atshan." (Ahrar al-Sham, via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 1:50 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian insurgent groups launched a counteroffensive Thursday against government forces advancing toward a major rebel-held air base in the country's northwest Idlib province, capturing several villages and taking prisoners, opposition groups said. The push by several factions,...
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In this 2014 photo provided by Joshua Daskin, a hippopotamus charges into the waters of Lake Urema, in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Although some animals are killed in the crossfire or by mines, war primarily changes social and economic conditions in a way that make it tough on animals, said study co-author Rob Pringle, an ecologist at Princeton University. Gorongosa's hippos and other wildlife were devastated by civil war in the 1980s and 90s, but have recovered dramatically over the past decade thanks to a pioneering effort by the Mozambican Government to enlist conservationists, scientists, and local communities in ecological restoration. (Joshua Daskin via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — War is hell for wildlife, too. A new study finds that wartime is the biggest threat to Africa's elephants, rhinos, hippos and other large animals. The researchers analyzed how decades of conflict in Africa have affected populations of large animals. More than 70 percent of Africa'...
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January 06, 2018 - 3:40 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman has authorized a range of bonuses and payouts for citizens, including a monthly payment of 1,000 riyals ($267) for civil servants for the coming year just days after a new tax was introduced and subsidies were lifted on gasoline. The government...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, a homeless person sleeps under a blanket on a New York sidewalk. Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to unveil in a speech Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, a plan for 90 more homeless shelters, in addition to the 200 the city already has. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 04, 2017 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's latest attempt to tackle its chronic homelessness problem comes with a decidedly modest goal. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio's $300 million plan to open 90 new shelters over the next five years is expected to shrink the homeless population by 2,500, a mere 4 percent...
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