Growth of Cities Endangers Global Environment, Coastlines Being Most At Risk

Growth of Cities Endangers Global Environment, Coastlines Being Most At Risk

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo source: © SAF

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On the continuum of anthropogenic activities, urbanization is the most irreversible and human- dominated form of land use.

Researchers from Yale, Arizona State, Texas A&M and Stanford predict that by 2030, urban areas will expand by 590,000 square miles, nearly the size of Mongolia, to accommodate the needs of 1.47 billion more people living in urban areas…

Read Full Article, Science Daily

A Meta-Analysis of Global Urban Land Expansion, Plos One
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Original Study, Yale University

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