Although early humans changed their landscape, they did not alter the environment as modern people have. Many changes in land use occurred as the human population exploded and resulted in an insatiable demand fr more resources to support an unsustainable lifestyle. For too many Americans, driving is the only way to shop, get to school or work, or perform other common activities such as going to church, attending after-school events, or even a movie. Land-use decisions that supported this development led to full-scaled destruction of farmland, wetlands, and other wildlife habitat at the expense of the environment or a sustainable future. 

Issue Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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