Gwynne Dyer is a Canadian international affairs journalist and commentator. OPINION: In population policy, the magic number is 2.1. This is the “replacement level”: if a country’s fertility rate (the average number of children a woman has in her lifetime) is 2.1, then the country’s population will remain stable .Read More →

Statewide housing crisis hits Davis hard By LEVI GOLDSTEIN — [email protected] Davis has traditionally been a city with low population growth, according to Barbara Archer, communications and customer service manager for the City of Davis. In June 1986, an advisory measure was approved, calling on Davis to grow as slowlyRead More →

New figures from Statistics Canada show what some are calling an encouraging trend in and around Lethbridge as the population continues to grow at a faster rate than other parts of Alberta. According to annual population estimates released Thursday, the population of the Lethbridge CMA (census metropolitan area) increased byRead More →

Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Sen. Gary Peters and other northern Michigan lawmakers traveled to Traverse City on Friday for a policy conference. They joined business leaders to discuss key issues affecting the region, including affordable childcare, widespread high-speed internet and more housing. Governor Whitmer said that for northern Michigan’s rural communitiesRead More →

Bald eagle population size is affected by lead poisoning, according to scientists from Cornell University’s Department of Public Health and Ecosystems. One study found that the birds ate hunters’ hunting ammunition, reducing their population growth by 4-6%. For the study, published in the Journal of Wildlife Management, scientists have lookedRead More →

There were more deaths than births on Vancouver Island in 2021, but the population continued to grow thanks to the high number of people moving from other parts of the province, according to the latest growth estimates from Statistics Canada. Among the metropolitan areas for which Statistics Canada has providedRead More →

Internal Security plans to resolve the issues with the border wall gates as part of the border clean-up projects. In a cove near Douglas, metal gates were ripped off their hinges by water and debris that came through the summer monsoons earlier this year. Danyelle Khmara / Arizona Daily StarRead More →

For the first time since 2016, Alaska’s population has increased, according to population estimates released Thursday by the state Department of Labor. The state’s population grew by 932 people from April 2020 to July 2021, according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This 0.1% change increased theRead More →

On January 1, at the stroke of midnight, New York City welcomed its first new inhabitant of 2022: Leyla Gessel Tzunun Garcia, born at the start of the new year at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn. With changing population and fertility trends, however, there is less competition to become theRead More →