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Earth's population to reach 7 billion this year

July 29, 2011 12:41:41 AM PDT
The Earth's population is expected to reach 7 billion later this year, according to a new report.

The report by a Harvard professor says most the planet's growth will be seen developing countries.

The professor also suggested that the developing world will face hardships providing food, water, housing and energy to their growing populations.

The world's growth has been dramatic. In 2011, the Earth's population will grow by about 78 million. The global population hit 6 billion in 1999.