Birth rate: 1.37
Japan faces a double-edged sword: though the country boasts one of the longest lifespans in the world, a low birthrate among Japanese women of childbearing age also signals a potential crisis in the making with a severe imbalance in the number of young workers to support the greying population. To reverse the country's plummeting birthrate, the Japanese government began writing out monthly cheques to help lessen the financial burden on hard-working parents and encourage young couples to begin making babies. But with the high cost of living, long working hours, stress-filled working environments, and lack of daycare, young Japanese professionals seem to be putting family planning on the back burner.
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North Carolina’s barrier islands, known as the Outer Banks, are eroding as the sea level rises. This means some land—and homes—will be swallowed by oce... More North Carolina’s barrier islands, known as the Outer Banks, are eroding as the sea level rises. This means some land—and homes—will be swallowed by ocean, and the people who live there must cope with the immediate impacts of climate change. Money has been spent to keep the sand in place, but Mother Nature keeps pushing back. Read more about the changes happening in the Outer Banks: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/07/140725-outer-banks-north-carolina-sea-level-rise-climate/
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