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Population Growth

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Coverage of population growth since October 14, 2021.

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Next Open Dialogue Live to explore sustainable food production systems and food insecurity

"...Zero Hunger, one of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aims to end hunger and achieve food security and improved nutrition by the year 2030 while promoting sustainable agriculture..."

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NPD push the ante up in annual ask from city as caseloads climb

"...Citing rising calls for service, steady population growth in the Heritage city and an understaffed Nelson Police Department (NPD) roster of constables, the city’s top cop stepped up to the city council bar and asked for more — city council screenshotThe business of policing in Nelson could be going up in the new year..."

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Ontario government should toll new highways to relieve traffic congestion : op-ed

"...The Ford government is pressing ahead with a series of highway expansions in the Greater Toronto Area. Given the population growth in the region and failure to allow enough housing within the City of Toronto to accommodate the influx of newcomers, it’s not surprising that highway expansions are a major component of the province’s transportation plans. Toronto must grow upwards and/or outwards..."

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Housing minister disappointed after Hamilton city council votes against expanding urban boundary

"...Last Friday Hamilton city councillor's voted down a huge expansion to the city's urban boundary. The expansion was proposed by the provincial government as a way to deal with population growth. Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark joined us to discuss the decision..."

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LETTER: Harrison Mills a bastion of nature

"...Progress and human population growth will happen, but look to the protection of the environment and its ecosystems. Don’t touch the Elbow Creek riparian area. Turn it into a designated regional or provincial eco park..."

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Enrolment trends up at UCDSB

"...BROCKVILLE, Ontario – The dip in student enrolment at the Upper Canada District School board due to the COVID-19 pandemic has not only recovered but begun a positive upward trend..."

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Almost 30,000 fewer Montrealers are registered to vote than in 2017, but advance turnout way up

"...Despite the reported flood of people leaving for the suburbs in the last few years, Quebec's statistical office found that population growth in Montreal simply slowed to much lower levels, namely 2. 3 per cent in 2019-2020..."

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Can South Asia Get Serious About Climate Change?

"...However, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his own pledges, likely to signify to a global audience that his government is serious about curbing the effects of climate change and that it wants to be a leader in such international efforts. Modi announced that by 2030 India will reduce its total projected carbon emissions by 1 billion tons and meet half of its energy requirements with renewable fuels. He also pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2070..."

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BLOG: Ontario needs more business investment during the recovery and beyond

"...Tomorrow (Nov. 4) Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy will deliver Ontario’s 2021 fall economic outlook and fiscal statement, with a likely focus on the Ford government’s plan to deal with the continuing aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the economic side, putting Ontario back on a path for sustained economic growth is paramount given the pandemic blows to the business sector..."

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B.C. emissions, carbon tax keep rising as Ottawa rules catch up

"...B. C. ’s greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise in recent years, and as of 2018 were 17% higher than 2007, the baseline year for the province’s carbon tax, mainly due to population growth..."

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Despite challenges, Greater Victoria homebuilders are on a record pace

"...“That tells you something about population growth in this region. ”..."

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Calgary election: Mayoral candidates talk bringing council together, paying for campaign promises

"...“This is about stabilizing taxes to inflation and population growth. We've got new expenses already on the books because of new communities that we are developing. We've seen that people are struggling with their services..."

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"...On today’s  edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear a Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko, of Gateway Livestock Exchange..."

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Why Overpopulation Isn’t the Problem You Think It Is

"...These populations typically lack the technology and wealth that result in high energy expenditure, increased industrialization, and pollution..."

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Exploring Ecosystems: Coastal Food Webs | California Academy of Sciences

"...How will a change in an ecosystem affect energy flow, nutrient cycling, population growth, or community structure? ..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about population growth relevant to the latest news.

Understanding Sustainable Agriculture

"...Globally, food and agricultural production systems are confronted with unprecedented problems due to the increased demand for food due to population growth, increased hunger and malnutrition, unfavourable climate change consequences, overexploitation of natural resources, loss of biodiversity and food loss and waste..."

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A fishery in distress: An analysis of the small pelagic fishery of Ghana

"...However, the resource is under serious threat due to destructive fishing practices, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), overcapacity of fishing fleets, population growth and climate change..."

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Resilience Through Systems Thinking for Water Infrastructure

"...Infrastructure problems are often approached through siloed solutions to address a singular service: water supply, pollution control and stormwater diversion..."

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Managing food at urban level through water?energy?food nexus in India: A way towards holistic sustainable development

"...The study identified six parameters under two categories, namely city region food systems (urban/peri-urban agriculture, green roof technology, urban farmers market) and managing food wastes (reducing food wastes, compost from waste, energy from wastes)..."

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Strategies and scenarios to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission in the urban, rural and sustainable neighbourhoods

"...The building sector has become a major source of worldwide carbon emissions and energy consumption because of rapid population growth and a continuous environmental strain caused by humanity..."

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The Role of Food Web Interactions in Multispecies Fisheries Management: Bio-economic Analysis of Salmon, Herring and Grey Seal

"...This paper developed an age-structured multispecies bio-economic model that includes the food web relations of the grey seal, salmon, and herring, along with salmon and herring fisheries in the Baltic Sea..."

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Redistribution of the lizardfish Harpadon nehereus in coastal waters of China due to climate change

"...Climate change has the potential to greatly alter species distributions and threatens biodiversity in marine ecosystems..."

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Land use land cover modeling using optimized machine learning classifiers: a case study of Shiraz, Iran

"...It should be noticed that recent droughts caused by global climate change and, on the other hand, population growth have increased the rate of urbanization in Iran..."

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Combined Methods for Seawater Desalination. Solar Active Desalination Process

"...Fresh water deficits have reached most of the world population in recent years, and factors like climate change, population growth and Covid pandemic have increased this problem..."

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A Multi-period Optimization Model for the Design of an Off-Grid Micro Hydro Power Plant with Profitability and Degradation Cons

"...An increase in energy consumption due to population growth leads to the requirement of a more powerful turbine..."

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Scalar Effects in Ground Slate Technology and the Adaptive Consequences for Circumpolar Maritime Hunter-Gatherers

"...Employing what is arguably the best documented and contextually controlled slate industry in Holocene Eurasia as a high-resolution case study (the Arctic Norwegian slate industry), the system components of demography, ecology and technology are integrated to get at (1) why slate technology appears to be a particular maritime success, (2) what causal contribution slate technology makes to population-scale adaptive success, (3) why slate technology was eventually abandoned..."

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