Tree-Hugger Factoid #39

16 September 2011, 14:03

Every year, in the US we pave over roughly 1.3 million acres of formerly unpaved land according to a Carrying Capacity Network conference held in Washington, DC. that's almost twice the size of the Hawaiian Islands
“Every year, in the U.S., we pave over roughly 1.3 million acres of formerly unpaved land, according to a Carrying Capacity Network conference held in Washington, DC. […] that’s almost twice the size of the Hawaiian Islands.”

Source: “10 Shocking Facts About Our World: Surprising environmental statistics that affect us all, from teen allowance to oil spills and credit card spending.” by Jeff Yeager.

Photo Source: “More Sprawl” by deejayres


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