POPULATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POPULATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rockies gray wolf numbers steady despite hunting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57775330-78/wolves-population-wildlife-wolf.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57775330-78/wolves-population-wildlife-wolf.html.csp">Rockies gray wolf numbers steady despite hunting</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Staff and wire reports</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T20:07:24.889-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 08:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billings, Mont. • Gray wolves in the U.S. Northern Rockies are showing resilience as states adopt increasingly aggressive tactics to drive down their numbers through hunting, trapping and government-sponsored pack removals. A minimum of 1,691 wolves roamed the six-state region at the end of 2013, according to figures released Friday by state and federal agencies. That’s little changed from the prior year, despite continued political pressure from hunters and ranchers who want the population sig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775330@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:07:24 MDT Editorial: Time to plan for Utah population boom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57769964-82/utah-county-growth-wasatch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57769964-82/utah-county-growth-wasatch.html.csp">Editorial: Time to plan for Utah population boom</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:05.046-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Once upon a time, Utah was one of those Western states with more wide-open spaces than city streets. But that was a time long, long ago. Despite the anachronistic belief of a large number of Utah legislators that we are not an urban state, Utah has one of the most concentrated population masses in the country along the Wasatch Front. About 90 percent of Utahns live on just 1 percent of the land. Salt Lake County alone has more people than eight states, including Wyoming, Vermont, both Dakotas, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57769964@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:05 MDT Economist forecasts growth, if slowed, for Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57760524-79/utah-mitchell-state-force.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57760524-79/utah-mitchell-state-force.html.csp">Economist forecasts growth, if slowed, for Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T16:38:02.534-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">From where a seasoned economist sees it, Utah could have a good year in store. John Mitchell, former chief economist at U.S. Bank and Boise State University economics professor, outlined his mixed but mostly upbeat outlook at a regional outlook conference hosted by Bank of Utah Wednesday morning. Utah has low unemployment, an attractive housing market and harder-to-quantify geographic qualities that promote venture capital. But while 2014 looks to be a year of growth for the Beehive State — an ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57760524@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:38:02 MDT Study: Protestant work ethic isn’t just Protestant anymore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57673076-80/religious-state-religion-productive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57673076-80/religious-state-religion-productive.html.csp">Study: Protestant work ethic isn’t just Protestant anymore</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kimberly Winston</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T19:45:19.971-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 07:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">America’s vaunted Protestant work ethic is getting a makeover: Now it might be more of an atheist work ethic. A new study has found an inverse relationship between the religiosity of a state’s population and its “productive entrepreneurship.” That’s professor-speak for “entrepreneurial investment responsible for real economic growth.” In other words, the less religious a state’s population, the more likely it is to have a healthy economy. The study, titled “Religion: Productive or Unproductive?”...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57673076@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:45:19 MDT Zion National Park bighorn sheep herd growing too fast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57591994-78/zion-park-sheep-bighorn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57591994-78/zion-park-sheep-bighorn.html.csp">Zion National Park bighorn sheep herd growing too fast</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T22:28:25.55-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Too much of a good thing. That’s the case with the bighorn sheep population in and south of Zion National Park. Once eradicated from the Washington County park, the mammals were reintroduced only to disappear again. Just when the wild sheep had been written off, travelers to Utah’s most-visited national park started to see them on the east side of Zion. Now, bighorn sheep are thriving to a point that causes concern about disease and conflicts with domestic sheep. Aerial surveys conducted in N...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57591994@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:28:25 MDT Letter: World population growth causing most problems http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57562860-82/billion-population-100-224.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57562860-82/billion-population-100-224.html.csp">Letter: World population growth causing most problems</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T01:01:03.835-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The talk about large families misses the bigger picture. The world population doubles every 50 years. Today there are 7 billion. What will we do in 100 years when the population is 28 billion and human technology is still stuck at burning things for energy? (With most oil gone.) What are we going to do in 250 years when there are 224 billion? We will not have to wait until then to see unprecedented catastrophes where billions die. My religious friend says this is great because then Jesus will...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57562860@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:01:03 MDT Yellowstone NP captures more bison to reduce population http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57573836-68/bison-park-yellowstone-captures.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57573836-68/bison-park-yellowstone-captures.html.csp">Yellowstone NP captures more bison to reduce population</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T10:05:01.539-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 10:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billings, Mont. • Yellowstone National Park has captured roughly 150 migrating bison in recent days as officials step up efforts to reduce the animal’s population under a 2000 agreement with the state of Montana. Park spokesman Al Nash said Thursday that 53 of the captured bison had been transferred for slaughter or for use in animal contraception experiments. More shipments are expected in coming days. Wildlife advocates accuse the park of baiting the animals after dozens walked into a capture ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575738362014-02-20T10:05:01.539-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-20T10:05:01.539-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57573836@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:05:01 MDT