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Urban Encroachment on Farmland (Sprawl)

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Jennifer T.

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What is "Urban Encroachment on Farmland"?
Definition:
cities/towns areas are expanding on farmland, and taking away space for farms to produce crops.
Basic Information
- 80% of people are living in urban areas

Cons
Pros
- more space
Urban Encroachment On Farmland (Sprawl)
- less work
-more enjoyable time
-takes more time
-pollution
-more money/costly
-unhappy
-killing environment for future users
- creating more obese
-health goes down
Bibliography
Solution Are In Our Nature. David Suzuki Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/reduce-your-carbon-footprint/discourage-urban-sprawl/
The Star. (2013). Urban Sprawl Is Destroying Ontario's Farmland. Retrieved from http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/2013/02/21/urban_sprawl_is_destroying_ontarios_farmland.html
Federation of Ontario Naturalists. (2001). Urban Sprawl in Ontario and How To Stop It, Retrieved from http://www.ontarionature.org/discover/resources/PDFs/misc/urban_sprawl.pdf
Urban Sprawl Changes Landscape. Retrieved from http://www.riverdeep.net/current/2000/04/front.270400.sprawl.jhtml
Endangered By Sprawl. Retrieved from http://www.nwf.org/pdf/Wildlife/EndangeredbySprawl.pdf
Pictures:
Geography, Project. Retrieved May 6, 2014, from: http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2013/05/exploring-urban-growth-in-spain-with-google-earth.html
Geography, Project. Retrieved May 6, 2014, from: http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/how-one-dslr-pioneer-shoots-for-the-big-screen-with-a-little-cam/#!JSuZS

- ONLY 5% of Canada's land can produce food
- Canada changed 5.04% urbanely
-Urban communities use more than 7,400 square kilometers (three times of Prince Edward Island)
What Can We Do To Help?
-ride bike
-carpool
-buy less cars (reuse)
-listen to radios
-read newspaper
-plant trees
-eat locally
-use less EVERYTHING
Around Us..
A Northern Virginia housing development encroaches on farmland. Population growth and relocation is threatening rural environments across the world
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/urban-sprawl/
- The Golden Horseshoe region that is surrounding Toronto once had beautiful class 1 soil but with the population of the urban communities that soil has been paved over to build verities of stores, malls, and houses.
-more of what you want
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