Even as population growth in the U.S. as a whole slows down, numbers are still rising in the Southwest and Mountain West.One problem: many of these communities are among the most drought-prone in the country, and are likely to get even drier. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.By the numbers: In a post this week for the Economic Innovation Group, Daniel Newman calculated that the driest group of communities in the Southwest averaged a total of 245 weeks in
MarketWatchA group of scientists have figured out where humanity can survive our impending societal collapse: the Pacific Island country of New Zealand.43m agoClimate Change Is Robbing Our Kids Of The Carefree Childhoods We KnewI grew up in the late ’80s and early ’90s. When school let out for summer, unless it rained, my brother and sister and I were outside. In the mornings, we rode bikes. In the afternoon, we played hide and seek with our neighbors unless a friend invited us to the town pool. At night, 
2d agoThe activists sabotaging railways in solidarity with Indigenous peoplePeople coming to the aid of the Wet’suwet’en nation to stop a pipeline are using direct action that is prompting terror charges A train carrying crude oil burns after being derailed on 22 December 2020 in Custer, Washington. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images The night of 28 November, Samantha Brooks, 24, hunched over the railway tracks near Bellingham, Washington, about 32km (20 miles) south of the Canada-US border and installed a “shunt,” according to trial documents obtained by the Guardian
10h agoTurkey builds wall to stop Afghan influxTurkey has built a new concrete border wall in an effort to stop an influx of people from Afghanistan from crossing into the country, via Iran.The massive concrete structure-- in the eastern province of Van -- stretches 40 miles long.It comes as the number of Afghan migrants trying to enter the country from Iran has risen.Many are refugees fleeing violence in Afghanistan after the United States and its NATO allies withdraw troops and Taliban fighters seized territory.Emin Bilmez is a local governor: "The number of refugees we seized on borderline and thwarted last year is around 105,000. This year, the number of refugees we seized on border and started legal proceedings with has exceeded 55,000."Afghans have been crossing from Iran into Turkey for years, many of them en route to Europe. But the number of detentions this month has raised concerns about a new influx.Turkish authorities intercepted a boat carrying more than 200 Afghan migrants in the Aegean sea heading for Europe, the coastguard said on Wednesday. Last week officials said they had detained 1,500 irregular migrants, most of them Afghans, near the Iranian border in the past 10 days.President Tayyip Erdogan's government, which is already hosting 3.7 million Syrian refugees says it wants to avoid another refugee wave.The UNHCR said an estimated 270,000 Afghans had been newly displaced inside the country since January.That brings the total population forced from their homes to more than 3.5 million. headtopics.comRead more: Yahoo News »
Gabby Petito: Police searching for her fiancé, family says he's been missing for days: LIVE UPDATES
Police in North Port, Florida, confirmed they are now searching for missing woman Gabby Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie late Friday and his family tells police they haven't seen him since Tuesday. \nOfficers had gone to Laundrie's home on Friday expecting him to be there. He is considered a 'person of interest' and isn't currently wanted for a crime, according to police.
Yahoo Can't be true, unless they're living water-free lives.
Suni Lee on winning Olympic all-around gold: 'It doesn't even feel like real life'The newly crowned all-around champion Suni Lee told TODAY’s Hoda Kotb she was sharing the victory with her father, who sacrificed so much to keep her in the sport. “This is our dream and this our medal.” Awesome! LORD bless you sweetheart congrats 👏 👍 🏅 Lord bless your wonderful father too! I'm so happy for you. 😊 Something in me says Simone stepped out so SuniLee could step up. That is a true friend. We all have struggles, fears and setbacks. Mental issues are real, as well as success stories. Success stories mostly derive from those that faught through, and overcame. Simone should have faught through in my opinion. Champion lose and win gracefully. I still love her though.
Good to know even Rihanna gets ID'd'No ID, no entry' also applies to our favourite celebrities, unfortunately.
Even in absence, North Korea's presence felt at Tokyo GamesTOKYO (AP) — North Korea isn't at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. And therein lies a tale — one of sports and viruses, but most of all a tale of complex politics. While it's not making headlines here, the North’s absence is noteworthy, especially among those who watch the intersection of sports and diplomacy — and the way North Korea’s propaganda machine uses international attention to advance its needs. klug horrible klug His pen pal must be so disappointed. klug As opposed to the dictatorships we support, which have never done that right?
CDC recommends masks for all K-12 students, even if they're vaccinatedCDC recommends that all students in kindergarten through 12th grade should wear masks when they return to schools this fall, including students who have been vaccinated. you refuse to vaccine because your poor or your kid is already seriously physically ill. the government will fill the paperwork out do not be so dumb you forget to ask for help. I smell another shutdown coming it’s way President Biden is mandating all Government employees be vaccinated for COVID. DEEMED STATUS will apply to all State employees & facilities. It’s more cost effective to take the COVID vaccine versus getting admitted in the hospital for a day. The vaccine will save your life!
Katie Ledecky Wins First Gold in Tokyo, Even as Rivals Catch UpKatie Ledecky won her first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the 1,500-meter freestyle. In victory, it was also clear how much the rest of the world has caught up to her. Who is he? thanks What? She didn't quit halfway through the race
Caleb McLaughlin Said 'Stranger Things 4' Will Be Even More Intense Than We Think'I’m just like, ‘Wow. No one knows what is to come. It’s insane.’” Hope they go out with a bang. ....it's normal, usual, even Nostradamus was just close!