population http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Is Time Running Out To Address The World’s Population Explosion? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/time-running-out-address-world-s-population-explosion <p>In “Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth,” author Alan Weisman explored what it would take to bring the world’s population down to a sustainable level. The book is a sequel of sorts to Weisman’s bestselling “The World Without Us.”</p><p>The idea of “The World Without Us,” said Weisman, was to see how nature could recover from the effects of climate change without humans around to get in the way. But his hope in writing the book was to inspire the discovery of a way to add humans back into the equation.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:30:44 +0000 Camille Phillips 36302 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Is Time Running Out To Address The World’s Population Explosion? Census Update: Population Shifts In St. Louis Continue Same Path http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/census-update-population-shifts-st-louis-continue-same-path <p>The population trends in the St. Louis metropolitan area continued in 2013, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The census estimates the city of St. Louis had 696 fewer people in July of 2013 than at the same time the previous year, 0.22 percent drop. At the same time surrounding counties in Missouri added population.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:31:00 +0000 Maria Altman 34745 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Census Update: Population Shifts In St. Louis Continue Same Path Plato, Mo., sits at center of nation's population http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/plato-mo-sits-center-nations-population <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.00049f3f4bc75b53ce57f&amp;ll=42.940339,-91.274414&amp;spn=11.257251,18.676758&amp;t=h&amp;z=5&amp;iwloc=00049f3f4bc84f2e4febf&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.00049f3f4bc75b53ce57f&amp;ll=42.940339,-91.274414&amp;spn=11.257251,18.676758&amp;t=h&amp;z=5&amp;iwloc=00049f3f4bc84f2e4febf&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">Mean Center of U.S. Population 2010</a> in a larger map</small></p><p>It&#39;s official: The new center of the U.S. population is in Missouri, about 2.7 miles northeast of the village of Plato (see above for location).</p><p>The Census Bureau said Thursday that steady migration to the Sun Belt had pushed the site roughly 30 miles southwest of the previous location near Edgar Springs, Mo.</p><p>It is the fourth Missouri town to hold the distinction. Plato, located in Texas County, had a 2010 population of 109 people.</p><p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 19:21:15 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 803 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2010 U.S. Census data released for Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2010-us-census-data-released-illinois <p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/48907990/Illinois-2010-U-S-Census-Population-Data" style="margin: 12px auto 6px; font: 14px Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; display: block; text-decoration: underline;" title="View Illinois - 2010 U.S. Census Population Data on Scribd">Illinois - 2010 U.S. Census Population Data</a><object data="http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf" height="600" id="doc_732550085699292" name="doc_732550085699292" style="outline: medium none;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400"><param name="movie" value="http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="FlashVars" value="document_id=48907990&amp;access_key=key-h19kq6hk3d2dkupdpai&amp;page=1&amp;viewMode=list" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" bgcolor="#ffffff" height="600" id="doc_732550085699292" name="doc_732550085699292" src="http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=48907990&amp;access_key=key-h19kq6hk3d2dkupdpai&amp;page=1&amp;viewMode=list" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" wmode="opaque"></embed></object></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://2010.census.gov/2010census/index.php">U.S. Census Bureau</a> released Illinois population and demographic data today.</p><p>Why is this important? Among other reasons, the data can be used to re-draw federal, state and local legislative districts.</p><p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:37:01 +0000 Kelsey Proud 540 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org