LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Grease, mayonnaise, rags, butter, sanitary wipes, shortening are just a few of the sickly things that leak down sewer lines. At an increasing rate, the pipes in Polk County are clogging. At the end of the week, an 18-inch pipe on North Florida Avenue between Aida Street and Griffin Road became …

Data from the 2020 decennial census show that as the populations of Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto have increased over the past 10 years, they have become more diverse. The population of the three cities increased significantly between 2010 and 20, with Hutto’s population nearly doubling. During this period, the growth of most non-white populations …

TOKYO >> The growth in the number of Japanese nationals living in Tokyo has slowed as fewer people have moved to the capital following the COVID-19 outbreak. As of Jan. 1, the population of Japanese nationals in Tokyo had grown by 39,493, according to a survey, and the population was up 0.3% from the previous …

A great story of the COVID-19 pandemic has centered around where people decide to move, especially since many workers are no longer tied to their trips to the office. In Washington state, the Office of Financial Management publishes an annual review of every population center statewide. The growth rate is calibrated for the month of …

One official said Iran now has the lowest birth rate in the Middle East after experiencing the fastest decline in births in the past three decades. Saleh Ghasemi, head of the Center for Strategic Population Research, told a local news agency that the current birth rate is 1.6 for every woman of childbearing age. He …

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan raised fears of a rise in terrorism and the rebirth of Al Qaeda, while leaving the Afghans facing a terrifying future of oppression and brutality. US President Joe Biden has said he “strongly supports the decision” to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The US leader spoke of the developing crisis in …

If you’ve lived in the same city or town for the past 10 or more years, you are probably well aware that the 2010s were a decade of change. Many neighborhoods across the country are virtually unrecognizable from what they looked like at the start of the decade, thanks to factors such as aggressive development …

UNITED NATIONS – India has reduced its rate of population growth by improving conditions for women, according to Paulomi Tripathi, first secretary of the United Nations Indian Mission. “Better health and education facilities for women, greater participation of women in governance at the local level coupled with improved access to family planning services have contributed …

A United Nations report released on Monday says falling fertility rates around the world will reverse human population growth by 2100, even though India will account for nearly half of estimated population growth by 2050. The study, which shows a steady decline in global birth rates from 3.2 births in 1990 to 2.5 in 2019, …

The pace of population growth around the world is slowing, to such an extent that the 21st century may be the last where the digital presence of our species increases year on year. This is one of the highlights of the most recent revision of the World Population Prospects, released earlier this week by the …