POPULATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POPULATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) In China, baby boom goes bust on child-cost burden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318874-79/china-child-percent-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318874-79/china-child-percent-according.html.csp">In China, baby boom goes bust on child-cost burden</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Weiyi Lim</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T17:52:01.897-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Singapore • Nine months after stock-market wagers on a baby boom in China reached record levels, the bets have turned into some of the nation’s biggest losers as living costs deter couples from having more than one child. While milk-powder producers Biostime International Holdings Ltd. and Yashili International Holdings Ltd. surged to all-time highs after the ruling Communist Party relaxed its one-child policy last November, the stocks have lost at least 40 percent this year, with Biostime leadi...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58318874@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:52:01 MDT Editorial: Wolverine decision a victory for good science http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58298142-82/wolverine-decision-species-wildlife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58298142-82/wolverine-decision-species-wildlife.html.csp">Editorial: Wolverine decision a victory for good science</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:28:06.146-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent decision to withdraw its proposal to list the wolverine as an endangered species indicates two things. First, it shows the federal agency can listen to state biologists. Second, it shows that to call an animal endangered, one must know more about how close to extinction the species may be. To the first point, Fish and Wildlife’s decision came after a key meeting of state wildlife biologists in Salt Lake City last fall. At the meeting, the Western Asso...</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> 58298142@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:28:06 MDT White students no longer to be majority in U.S. schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279028-68/schools-students-hispanic-minority.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279028-68/schools-students-hispanic-minority.html.csp">White students no longer to be majority in U.S. schools</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 07:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kennett Square, Pa. • For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children. The changing demographics of American education are apparent inside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom, where giggling grade-schoolers mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language. The sign outside the classroom reads “Welcome” and “Bienvenidos” in polished handwriti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582790282014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279028@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:56:44 MDT Editorial: Utah should push for real corrections reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267802-82/prison-state-ideas-reform.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267802-82/prison-state-ideas-reform.html.csp">Editorial: Utah should push for real corrections reform</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.428-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Being sent to prison can ruin someone’s life. Which is sort of the point. Knowing that is supposed to discourage people from committing crimes. But sending someone to prison doesn’t necessarily do a lot to benefit the state that sent them. It costs the taxpayers a lot of money. It breaks up families, harming people — mostly children — who broke no law. It interrupts the educational and/or career path of people who, when they are released from custody, won’t be able to support themselves and the...</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> 58267802@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT Utah prison review aims to find new approach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58264217-90/corrections-gordon-inmates-justice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58264217-90/corrections-gordon-inmates-justice.html.csp">Utah prison review aims to find new approach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T08:44:52.98-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With a recidivism rate above the national average and a prison population expected to grow by some 2,700 inmates during the next two decades, Gov. Gary Herbert and other state leaders are in the midst of a ground-up review of Utah’s corrections policy. “We’re calling on the foremost experts on public safety to create a new road map for our criminal-justice system,” Herbert said in a statement. “The prison gates must be a permanent exit from the system, not just a revolving door.” Work on the pr...</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> 58264217@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:44:52 MDT Letter: Raising speed limit for population control? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224052-82/limit-speed-control-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224052-82/limit-speed-control-driving.html.csp">Letter: Raising speed limit for population control?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:02.716-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I had the opportunity recently of driving through a section of our beautiful scenic Utah on Interstate 15, a two-lane section where the speed limit was 80 miles an hour, which as we all know really means 85 miles an hour. Heavy traffic, lots of big trucks; it was terrifying. Imagine your 16-year-old child driving in these conditions, or your 75-year-old grandparents, or any of us in between. What was the purpose of raising the speed limit? Are there any positives, other than population control? ...</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> 58224052@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT Op-ed: It’s time for grizzly bears to come home to the Uintas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58143144-82/bears-grizzly-species-greenwald.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58143144-82/bears-grizzly-species-greenwald.html.csp">Op-ed: It’s time for grizzly bears to come home to the Uintas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NoaH Greenwald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:47:46.632-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Much as it did with the gray wolf, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is moving to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the grizzly bear, beginning with the iconic bears of Yellowstone National Park. But are the bears truly recovered and ready for the state sponsored hunts that are sure to ensue with removal of protection? As many as 50,000-100,000 grizzly bears once roamed the West, from the coast of California and Cascade Range in Washington and Oregon through the Great Plains, a...</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> 58143144@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:47:46 MDT Letter: Slower population growth benefits all http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138670-82/future-population-wildlife-diminished.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138670-82/future-population-wildlife-diminished.html.csp">Letter: Slower population growth benefits all</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:31:01.264-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On July 11 people around the world will be taking part in World Population Day to raise awareness about population issues. But here in the United States, we don’t talk enough about the specific effects our exploding numbers have on wildlife, the planet and our own future. There are more than 7 billion people on the planet, and we’re adding 227,000 more each day. Every eight seconds another person is born in the United States. The toll on wildlife is devastating. Species are disappearing 1,000 to...</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> 58138670@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:31:01 MDT