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Rural Population Losses Add to Farm and Ranch Labor

Details: The population trend is clear in Nebraska, where only 24 of the state's 93 counties gained residents. Of those 24, just eight reported an increase in the white population, suggesting that most of the growth was driven by minorities, said David Drozd, a research coordinator for the University of Nebraska Omaha's Center for Public Affairs Research.

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Most of America's Rural Areas are Doomed to Decline

Details: Economic and population declines among micropolitan and rural areas were especially strong in the Northeast and the Midwest. Eighty-seven percent of the micropolitan counties contracted in the Northeast, as did 85% of their rural counties. In the Midwest, 61% of the micropolitans contracted, as did 81% of the rural counties.

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Robot Pollinator Could Replace Declining Insect

Details: Robot Pollinator Could Replace Declining Insect Populations. They call it the StickBug. Computer-generated image of StickBug. The shortage of natural pollinators, such as bees, is threatening global food production around the world, making it difficult to feed an ever-growing human population. Researchers at West Virginia University have come

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WY Facing Negative Population Trend Due to Energy Dip

Details: WY Facing Negative Population Trend Due to Energy Dip. More people are leaving Wyoming than are coming to the state in the wake of thousands of jobs being lost in the fossil fuels extraction industry.

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After Long Decline, St. Louis Tries to Rebuild with

Details: The city's population today is down 63 percent from the 1950 Census. Assets that remained in the city included universities with specialties in medical research, along with large science-based companies like Monsanto and the life sciences firm Sigma-Aldrich. In recent years, civic leaders have tried to make science enterprises a foundation for

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Mexico City is Sinking Industrial Equipment News (IEN)

Details: First, the composition of the clay soil simply won’t allow for the re-introduction of liquid. Second, that population depends on the natural aquifer beneath Mexico City’s 573 square miles to survive, and many areas have continued to sink even after water extraction was stopped. Sadly, Mexico City is not alone.

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Supreme Court Halts Vaccine Rule for Large Businesses

Details: More than 208 million Americans, 62.7% of the population, are fully vaccinated, and more than a third of those have received booster shots, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All nine justices have gotten booster shots.

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Is It 'Zero Day' for California Water

Details: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta provides fresh water to two-thirds of the state’s population. California Department of Water Resources On Dec. 1, 2021, California triggered headlines heard around the world when officials announced how much water suppliers would be getting from the State Water Project.

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Poor Fishing Practices Blamed for Record Number of Dolphin

Details: She pointed to scientists who predict the current rates of fishing will likely drive the dolphin population to extinction. "The spotlight has been put on the trawlers that fish for sea bass , which is a scandal.

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Cities Benefit from Welcoming Immigrants Industrial

Details: Between 2009 and 2013, it fell by 8.6%, about 13,000 people. During the decade leading up to 2016, the foreign-born population had roughly doubled to about 7,000, according to a Dayton Daily News analysis of census data, making the city home to one of the nation’s fastest-growing immigrant communities.

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3 Key Indicators for Monitoring the Economy in 2022

Details: The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the civilian population aged 16 and up who are either employed or are actively seeking a job. This measure gives us a sense of the share of working-age population who are making themselves available to work.

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Why So Many Epidemics Originate in Asia, Africa

Details: Population Explosion & Changing Urban Landscapes. An unprecedented shift in human population is one reason why more diseases originate in Asia and Africa. Rapid urbanization is happening throughout Asia and the Pacific regions, where 60% of …

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Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for U.S

Details: More than 208 million Americans, 62.7% of the population, are fully vaccinated, and more than a third of those have received booster shots, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All nine justices have gotten booster shots.

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New Jersey Sets Rules for Microbreweries Industrial

Details: Bar and restaurant owners have voiced concerns that the microbreweries are diluting the value of their liquor licenses, which are allotted based on population and are limited in number. They can cost several hundred thousand dollars, depending on …

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Pew Study Sees Shrinking Middle Class in Major U.S. Cities

Details: Nationally, the proportion of middle class adults shrank to 51 percent in 2014 from 55 percent in 2000, Pew found. Upper-income adults now constitute 20 percent of the population, up from 17 percent. The lower-income share has risen to 29 percent from 28 percent. Yet the changes have been much more dramatic at the local level.

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Survey: Younger Workers Not Happy with Aging Workforce

Details: An aging population, elevated health care costs and lingering financial uncertainty following the Great Recession all are believed to be contributing to America's steadily graying workforce. Nearly 20% of Americans over the age of 65 were employed or actively looking for work last year, up from less than 12% two decades prior, according to the

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As Industry Leaves, Small Towns 'Forgotten' Industrial

Details: And further population decrease is expected as more people are dying there than are being born, and more people are moving away, the center said. The South's large cities, those with at least 50,000 people, grew by 1.3 percent from 2015 to 2016, figures from the U.S. Census Bureau showed. Towns with populations under 5,000 grew only 0.2 percent

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Poll: Many Feeling Vulnerable Despite Economic Gains

Details: Joshua Beard, 35, recently left an information technology job in Loretto, Tennessee, whose population is under 2,000. That next job might have to be in someplace like Nashville or Huntsville, Alabama, where there are more opportunities in his field.

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Lobster Catch Headed for Decline Industrial Equipment

Details: The new studies, both published with University of Maine scientists as lead authors, show a fishery in which warming waters off Maine have changed the dynamics of the lobster population. Noah Oppenheim, author of one of the studies, said his model projects the lobster catch in the Gulf of Maine “will return to previous historical levels.”

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COVID-19 Pill Rollout Stymied by Shortages as Omicron

Details: Since last month, the government has sent states enough Pfizer pills to treat 164,000 people, allocating them by population. That approach is coming under fire from some states with heavier caseloads. The amount allocated to New York — enough to treat about 20,000 people — is insufficient, said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett.

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Court Says EU States Must Label Israeli Settlement

Details: Today, nearly 700,000 Israelis live in the two areas, almost 10% of the country's Jewish population. The ECJ underlined that settlements "give concrete expression to a policy of population transfer conducted by that State outside its territory, in violation of the rules of general international humanitarian law."

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Pfizer Reorganizes to Handle Aging Consumers, Patents

Details: Vimeo. NEW YORK (AP) — The drugmaker Pfizer, facing an aging population and shifting risks from the loss of patents, is reshaping its structure into three businesses. The divisions, announced Wednesday, include Innovative Medicines, which will focus on biological science and a new hospital medicines business.

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South Dakota Manufacturers Hire More Hispanic Workers

Details: MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Manufacturers in southeast South Dakota are looking to tap into a growing Hispanic population in a city with a low unemployment rate. Mitchell's Hispanic or Latino population grew to about 2.7 percent in 2016, up from 1.7 percent in 2010, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

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Smartphone Users Redefining Privacy in Public Spaces

Details: A survey conducted in 2013 by Google and Ipsos MediaCT in dozens of countries found that the Israeli population had the world's highest smartphone saturation (57%) and some of the highest rates of mobile internet usage and mobile email usage. The new TAU study found some differences among sharing preferences in different types of spaces, but

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AP: Refugee Limits Slowing Growth of Shrinking Cities

Details: Refugees relocated with the help of four separate agencies settle into empty homes and fill jobs at hotels, restaurants and factories. Buffalo, which had lost more than half its population since its postwar peak of around 580,000, is now hovering close to 260,000 people.

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Endangered Wolves Blamed for More Livestock Deaths

Details: Some ranchers and rural residents expect things to get worse as the wolf population grows. There are at least 131 of the predators in the mountain ranges spanning southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. "On the local front, it's been a battle to keep the impact as small as possible," Green said.

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'China Shock' in 2000s Reverberates in U.S. Politics

Details: Although local economies exposed to the Great Recession recovered their pre-recession employment rates quickly, the decline of coal and the China trade shock both gave rise to long-lasting job losses, reduced incomes, and slow population declines.

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Vehicle Emission Declines Decreased Deaths, Study Finds

Details: Vehicle Emission Declines Decreased Deaths, Study Finds. The economic benefits of the reduction in emissions totaled $270 billion. According to a report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, researchers who study the environment and public health say that thousands of lives and hundreds of

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Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in Britain, US

Details: Differences between Britain and South Africa, including Britain's older population and the tendency of its people to spend more time indoors in the winter, could mean a bumpier outbreak for the country and other nations like it. On the other hand, British authorities' decision to adopt minimal restrictions against omicron could enable the virus

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Motion Capture Tech Helps Prevent Falls Industrial

Details: "So much of the older population we work with feel that this issue of falls is one that is only recognized when you have already fallen. There is also a feeling that there isn't a program available to help their strength, as ours is a culture that believes older people can't improve their physical skills and strength.

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Building Machines That Work for Everyone Industrial

Details: Building Machines That Work for Everyone. How diversity of test subjects is a technology blind spot, and what to do about it. Jan 17th, 2022. Tahira Reid and James Gibert, Purdue University. People interact with machines in countless ways every day. In some cases, they actively control a device, like driving a car or using an app on a smartphone.

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Bluefin Tuna Recovery Leads to New Fishing Fight

Details: Bluefin Tuna Recovery Leads to New Fishing Fight. The giant sushi fish are at historically low population levels but have recently shown positive signs. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal plan that could loosen the rules about fishing for one of the most debated species in the ocean has attracted the attention of fishermen and environmentalists

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How Do Driverless Cars Work on Unmarked Roads

Details: Mississippi State University has purchased 50 acres of land on which we are developing a test track for off-road autonomous vehicles. The property is excellent for off-road testing, with unusually steep grades for our area of Mississippi – up to 60 percent inclines – and a very diverse population of plants.

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Pandemic Adds Time, Cost to Rebuild After Colo. Wildfire

Details: Lumber prices have soared from about $350 per 1,000 board feet before the pandemic to nearly $1,500 last year, Dietz said. That can mean additional costs of $30,000-$40,000 for a typical home, he said. The Colorado towns hardest hit by last week’s wildfire, Louisville and Superior, are in a mostly affluent area in between Denver and the

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South African Firm to Make Pfizer Vaccine, First in Africa

Details: South Africa's goal is to vaccinate about 67% of its population by February 2022. Vaccination levels are low across Africa, with less than 2% of the continent's population of 1.3 billion having received at least one shot, according to …

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Inherent Risk in Cutting Corners on COVID-19 Vaccine

Details: Russia’s announcement that a fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine is registered there, with plans for quick distribution in the general population this fall, is being condemned by scientists worldwide.. Findings from scientific studies of this vaccine, named “Sputnik V,” are not available. Large safety and efficacy trials are only now getting underway.

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Bracing for a Global Single-Use Nitrile & Latex Glove

Details: Bracing for a Global Single-Use Nitrile & Latex Glove Shortage. SW Safety discusses how the PPE supply market should immediately begin to reserve such gloves for frontline mission-critical workers. UNION CITY, CA — As the global demand for single-use gloves increases, and personnel restrictions have decreased factory production, there will be

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Report Shows Worker Disparity in Science & Engineering

Details: In 2015, scientists and engineers had a lower unemployment rate compared to the general U.S. population (3.3 percent versus 5.8 percent), although the rate varied among groups. For example, it was 2.8 percent among white women in S&E but 6.0 percent for underrepresented minority women.

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AI is Coming After Many Jobs Industrial Equipment News (IEN)

Details: "That population is going to need to upskill, reskill or change jobs fast," said Mark Muro, a senior fellow at Brookings and lead author of the report. Muro said the timeline for the changes could be "a few years or it could be two decades." But it's likely that automation will happen more swiftly during the next economic downturn.

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4 Reasons Americans Are Still Seeing Empty Shelves

Details: Less than a third of the global population has been fully vaccinated from COVID-19 – and almost 98% of those people live in wealthier countries. Low levels of vaccinated workers in important manufacturing hubs such as Vietnam, Malaysia, India and Mexico have caused production delays or reduced capacity .

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Phillipines Confirms Swine Fever, Culls 7,400 Pigs

Details: China is home to half the world's pig population. In Vietnam alone, the virus has caused the deaths of more than 4 million pigs. African swine fever is harmless to people but fatal and highly contagious for pigs, with no known cure, causing severe losses in the swine industry.

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Pfizer Agrees to Let Other Companies Make Its COVID-19

Details: The Pfizer logo is displayed at the company's headquarters in New York, on Feb. 5, 2021. In a statement on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, drugmaker Pfizer Inc. said it has signed a deal with a U.N.-backed group to allow other manufacturers to make its experimental coronavirus pill, in a move that could make its treatment available to more than half of the world’s population.

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Foam Brings Fire at Illinois Chemical Plant 'Under Control

Details: Foam Brings Chemical Plant Fire 'Under Control'. The explosion and fire forced the evacuation of 1,000 residents. Flames and smoke are seen from an explosion at a chemical plant in Rockton, Ill., Monday, June 14, 2021. ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — An industrial firefighting team continued battling a fire Tuesday that has consumed an chemical plant in

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Tension Thaws Over Whale Plan Between Lobstermen, Feds

Details: The right whales dwindled in population during the whaling era and have suffered high mortality and poor reproduction in recent years. Conservationists have sounded alarms that the whales could face extinction because of a declining population of breeding females.

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Study: Many Insured Workers Can't Afford Medical Bills

Details: Patients with access to payment plans also reported improved social outcomes – while 26.5 percent of the general patient population reported being unable to pay for necessities like food or heat due to their medical bills in the last two years, 14.4 percent of patients with payment plans did.

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