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DEPOPULATION. In its most proper signification, is the destruction of the people of a country or place. This word is, however, taken rather in a passive than an active one; we say depopulation, to designate a diminution of inhabitants, arising either from violent causes, or the want of multiplication. Vide 12 Co. 30.

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JS: Local Abenomics, I believe, is aimed at stopping depopulation by revitalizing local economies in Japan and encouraging young people to work in their home towns and have a family there.
What is important to realize is that it's not just Citizens' policyholders who benefit from depopulation," said Louisiana insurance Commissioner James Donelon in a statement.
The 69-page document is seeking remedies for the ever growing problem of abandonment of land and depopulation of European villages, Santos told a press conference, on 14 December 2012.
Earlier attempts at depopulation by Citizens were not successful, and it continued to grow at 30,000 policies per month.
Rural depopulation is an issue in their in-box because it has an impact in all sorts of ways in terms of service delivery, and the point at which it becomes not very feasible to run services," she says.
Spanish researchers isolated the parasite Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) from professional apiaries suffering from honeybee colony depopulation syndrome, and found that it could be the only cause of the disease.
The islanders hope to start new businesses, promote tourism and develop internet technology to tackle the issues of depopulation, lack of jobs and scarcity of housing.
Has no one told them that depopulation has halted, employment is up, crime down, tourism booming, thanks to one of Europe's fastest-growing airports and a new pounds 17million cruise liner terminal?
In its essence, the indicator reflects the urban-rural dichotomy and defines 4 possible types of living surroundings: urban, suburban, typical rural and rural depopulation areas (Kovacic et al.
Topics addressed include health, climate, and agriculture impacts of atmospheric brown clouds; global changes in aquatic systems and their interrelations with human health; earth system functioning in the "Anthropocene," biodiversity and infectious disease; pre-industrial depopulation, atmospheric carbon dioxide, and global climate; social and environmental vulnerability to emerging infectious diseases; food, water, health, and infectious diseases; global demographic trends, education, and health; effects of social, environmental, and economic factors on current and future patterns of infectious diseases; global governance and human health; climate change and human rights; and the Cuban experience in promoting human health and facing global changes.
And they are doing so "without depopulation or impoverishment.
Mere depopulation was not the critical factor; rather the ability of the land-holding structures to adapt created the difference.