Explosive Urban Growth To Put Major Strain on Biodiversity

Yale Environment 360: The world’s urban areas will expand by more than 1.2 million square kilometers by 2030, nearly tripling the area of urban development that existed worldwide in 2000, according to a new study. That development surge, researchers say, will coincide with construction of new roads, buildings, and energy and water systems, causing considerable habitat loss in critical biodiversity hotspots -- including many regions that were relatively undisturbed by development only a decade ago. Writing in the journal......

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