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||Birth Rates C I A Fact Book
||House of Saud: History and Princes [Uploaded 071111
- slavery, for example, was not abolished until 1962
- 6000 male
descendants who now make up the House of Saud.
||Oil Soccer Moms
||O P E C Taxes- Dubai270 M M Resort Island
- Dubai on Monday awarded a Chinese company a contract
worth $270 million to create a resort island shaped like a palm off the coast
of the Gulf emirate.
||Wattage Wasters010816 W S J
||Deceased man leaves behind family of 300+
- When looking through the papers of Riley Toney
Jr. after he died, family members found they had more relatives than they
knew about at least 307.
- Toney, who died Sunday at 94, left behind three little black books
chronicling the birthdays and wedding dates of his nine living children,
47 grandchildren, 110 great-grandchildren, 106 great-great-grandchildren
and 35 great-great-great-grandchildren.
||Oldest114 Dies15 Heirs
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||Oil Demand To Rise
- Worldwide demand for energy will soar
in the next 50 years because of population growth and present challenges
for the global oil industry,
- "How do we enable these 3 billion people, mostly in the developing
world, to have a standard of living that approaches the one that many of
us now enjoy in the developed world?" he said. "It's a huge
- Close to 75 percent of the world's oil reserves lie in just seven
countries and more than two-thirds are controlled by national oil companies,
with limited access for international companies," O'Reilly said.
- He cited his company's partnership with Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro
SA, or Petrobras, in a deep-water exploration project off Nigeria and the
work of 10 oil companies and three governments on an oil pipeline spanning
six nations in Central Asia leading to the Caspian Sea.
- "We can safely forecast that world oil demand will increase from
the present level of 76 million barrels per day to over 91 million barrels
a day in 2010," said Rodriguez, whose country has the biggest oil fields
outside the Middle East.
- Rodriguez said demand could exceed 120 million barrels a day by 2020,
much of it supplied by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries,
which he headed last year.
- Makai gave birth before
dawn Tuesday for the 14th time
- "This is the last one. That's enough for me," said the 40-year-old
farmer's wife, who has seen nine children die of malnutrition and disease.
- The average woman has
||Proletariats Mormon Leader
- Outstanding he was, by some measure. President Rulon T. Jeffs, of
the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, who died
Sept. 8 after a long illness, was 93. He is survived by 19 or 20 wives
no one could say for sure about 60 children and hundreds of grandchildren.
At least 33 sons were pallbearers, including two of his namesakes, Rulon
F. and Rulon H.
- The church has been less successful in improving the economic standard
of its members
- In Colorado City, the larger of the two towns with 3,334 residents,
78 percent of residents receive food stamps, compared with 18 percent for
all of Arizona.
||Somalies In Maine
- , a more benevolent welfare system,
- sophisticated cost-benefit appraisal of which American community
best suits their needs.
- Ali, a 31-year-old father of five, came to Lewiston in April 2001.
welfare system is much better."
- trading one
of the nation's least generous welfare systems for one of its most
- 35 more Somali families have received Section 8 vouchers, which subsidize
the rent on private apartments.
- Bernier, who has a security business, says that when she tried to
hire 30 Somalis at $8 an hour to hold signs at road construction sites, the
few who showed interest wanted to work only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- He, his wife and six children spent four months in a shelter
before officials in Lewiston invited them to come live there, where housing
was still available.
- Nkem Chukwu, the only woman known to have delivered eight living
babies from one pregnancy, gave birth to Ifeoma Chukwu on August 22.
||Cod Fish Depletion
- Scientists warned last month that unless almost all commercial fishing
in the North Sea was banned, the cod stocks might soon collapse
- Xiong estimates between 270 and 450 men are practicing polygamy in
Minnesota, each with an average of two wives and 14 children
- "People don't understand the benefits," he said. "If you went to
a Hmong funeral, you would see big families, and what you would see is a
lot of support. I want to have a big family.
- [Not so many
funerals if not so many people.--RSB]
||Baby Bonus in Australia: Govt denies 'baby bonus' scheme flawed
- "The bottom line is that over 118,000 Australians
since the baby bonus was introduced have received it and a vast majority,
which is 82 per cent of those payments, have gone to low-income families
or those earning under $20,000."
||babyholic gives birth to 15th child in UK
- A British self-confessed "babyholic" has given birth to her 15th
child and is already planning number 16
- "I really adore newborn babies. I suppose you could say it's like
||Blue Gold Fossil Water
- Only 2.5 percent of the world's water is fresh, and the vast majority
of that is frozen in glaciers and icecaps. All told, less than three-tenths
of 1 percent of the planet's fresh water is in the lakes and rivers that
have served as the major sources of water through most of human history,
and much of that is drying up or becoming spoiled.
- Among the bigger bodies of water under study are the Guarani aquifer,
shared by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, which could provide 27
gallons of water a day to 5.5 billion people for 200 years. Another is the
Kalahari/Karoo aquifer, shared by Namibia (the driest nation south of the
Sahara), Botswana and South Africa. Others underlie the Middle East, North
Africa and the Caucasus.
- They're not alone. Israelis and Palestinians have chafed for years
over how to share the Mountain Aquifer, which lies beneath the West Bank.
Replenishment by rainfall is mostly from the Palestinian side, but Israel
draws about 85 percent of the aquifer's annual yield. Longstanding and sometimes
heated negotiations deteriorated with the resumption of the intifada.
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- Why the world doesn't trust the U.S. about petroleum: A history of
||Humans to number 9 billion by 2050
- Africa's population could soar by more than 1 billion
over the next half-century, further straining food and water supplies and
social services in areas already struggling,
- In many of these countries, big families are the cultural
- The U.S. population is expected to grow at about the same rate to
422 million in 2050
- But most of the world's growth will be in developing
nations. India's population is estimated to grow 52 percent to 1.6
billion by 2050, when it will surpass China as the world's largest
- U.S.-Banned Fertility Method Tried in China
- Woman Became Pregnant Through Egg Transfer Technique but Lost All
- A New York fertility doctor whose experimental technique for making
babies ran afoul of the Food and Drug Administration a few years ago has
now tried the approach in China, where a woman became pregnant with triplets
but eventually lost all three fetuses
||O P E Cwants Welfare
- [rsb: Like Rockefellers wanting welfare if the rich are
- Delegates said that Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter,
wanted promises of aid if Kyoto spurs a shift to renewable energies like
tidal, solar or wind energy at the expense of fossil fuels.
||Oil Fields Decline Saudi Arabia
- An internal Saudi Aramco plan, the experts said, estimates total
production capacity in 2011 at 10.15 million barrels a day, about the current
capacity. But to meet expected world demand, the United States Department
of Energy's research arm says Saudi Arabia will need to produce 13.6 million
barrels a day by 2010 and 19.5 million barrels a day by 2020.
||Oil Empty Saudi
- The news last month that the vast Saudi oil fields
are in decline is a far bigger story than most in the media, or the United
States, seem to realize.
- Today, demand
stands at about 29 billion barrels of oil a year, and so does production.
By 2020, demand may well be 45 billion barrels a year, by which time, we
hope, oil companies will have upped production accordingly.
- As production falls off this cliff, prices won't simply increase;
they will fly
- The peak for world discoveries was around 1960; today, despite
astonishing advances in exploration and production technology, the industry
is finding just 12 billion new barrels of oil each year less than
half of what we use
- On average, for every 10 barrels an oil company
sells, its exploration teams find just four new barrels a trend that
can go on only so long
||56-year-old gives birth to twins
- "When I look into my children's eyes, I feel such love, gratitude
and appreciation for having been given these miraculous gifts,"
- North Hudson IVF, a fertility clinic
in New Jersey
||59 Year Old Births Twins
- A 59-year-old great-grandmother is pregnant
with twins and will deliver next month, three decades after she had her tubes
tied. "They came untied,"
- 44 years will separate
her first-born from the newborns
||U.N. Study Finds Earth's Ecosystems Strained by Growing Population
- humans had depleted 60%
of the world's grasslands, forests, farmlands, rivers and lakes.
- The study was compiled by 1,360 scientists from 95 nations who pored
over 16,000 satellite photos
||As Pressure Increases, So Do Ways to Curb Polluted Runoff
- Most of the back yards being graded for the luxury homes off Route
29 in Gainesville will have sunken gardens filled with moisture-loving plants
and mulch to absorb rain.
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||Poor To Suffer Most Climate Change
- The world faces increased hunger and water
shortages in the poorest countries, massive floods and avalanches in Asia,
and species extinction unless nations adapt to climate change and halt its
- There was little doubt about the science, which was based on 29,000
sets of data, much of it collected in the last five years
- The United States, China and Saudi Arabia raised many of the objections
to the phrasing, often seeking to tone down the certainty of some of the
more dire projections.
||Engulfed by Climate Change, Town Seeks Lifeline - New York Times
- The earth beneath much of Alaska is not what it used to be. The
permanently frozen subsoil, known as permafrost, upon which Newtok and so
many other Native Alaskan villages rest is melting,
- The corps has estimated that to move Newtok could
cost $130 million because of its remoteness, climate and topography. That
comes to almost $413,000 for each of the 315 residents.
- We havent sat down as a society and said, How are
we going to adapt to this?
||Humans Have Spread Globally, and Evolved Locally
- People have continued to evolve since leaving the ancestral homeland
in northeastern Africa some 50,000 years ago
random process known as genetic drift and through natural selection
- A striking feature of many of these changes is that they are local.
The genes under selective pressure found in one continent-based population
or race are mostly different from those that occur in the others.
- A notable instance of recent natural selection is the emergence of
lactose tolerance the ability to digest lactose in adulthood
among the cattle-herding people of northern Europe some 5,000 years
- Several genes involved in determining skin color have been under
selective pressure in Europeans and East Asians.
- The findings suggest that Europeans and East Asians acquired their
pale skin through different genetic routes and, in the case of Europeans,
perhaps as recently as around 7,000 years ago.
- [Whities are not only washed-out darkies, but have been around only
for a small part of human existence. Most humans have been black, not
- Even more strikingly, Dr. Williamsons group reported that a
version of a gene called DAB1 had become universal in Chinese but not in
other populations. DAB1 is involved in organizing the layers of cells in
the cerebral cortex, the site of higher cognitive functions.
- people clustered genetically on the
basis of small differences in DNA into five groups that correspond to the
five continent-based populations: Africans, Australian aborigines, East Asians,
American Indians and Caucasians, a group that includes Europeans, Middle
Easterners and people of the Indian subcontinent.
||Overpopulation People Planet Problem
- Overpopulation will tax water supplies worldwide
- By the year 2050, China will no longer be the most populous
country in the world.
- That distinction will pass to India, where more than 1.8 billion
people could be competing for their country's resources
- t 97 percent of world population growth between now
and 2050 will occur in the developing world
- The massive growth in developing nations is due in large part to
fertility rates, where women during their reproductive years will have an
average of five childre
||Drug-Resistant Staph Germ's Toll Is Higher Than Thought
- A dangerous germ that has been spreading around the country causes
more life-threatening infections than public health authorities had thought
and is killing more people in the United States each year than the AIDS
- responsible for more than
94,000 serious infections and nearly 19,000 deaths each year,
||Duggar baby No. 19 doing well
- Josie was born on December 10 weighing 1 lb., 6 oz
- "God's will is what we would choose if we knew all the facts. Our
children's spiritual maturity is going to deepen so much through this, in
a way that couldn't happen any other way," he says
||Ten things we have learnt about Africa
- Africa is probably the world's most religious continent,
with more than 80% saying they believed in God in most countrie
||E.J. Dionne Jr. - Is the GOP shedding a birthright?
there appears this attack on birthright citizenship and the introduction
into popular use of the hideous term "anchor babies": children whom illegal
immigrants have for the alleged purpose of "anchoring" themselves to American
rights and the welfare state.
- "People come here to have babies," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
"They come here to drop a child. It's called, 'drop and leave.'
||Recession may have pushed U.S. birth rate to new low