most valuable resource of all, land, needs to be protected
against degradation. Most of the world's land is used for
Land in England and Wales is being submitted to stress. Witness
the battles about space for motorways and new housing. Road
building accounted for 13% of all changes in land use in England
between 1985 and 1990.
from farming practice include damage to the soil, especially
under intensive cropping.
here for UK land use
travel more, tip more waste and demand more from it for our leisure.
In developing countries, forests are cut down to expand land area for agriculture.
If they farm intensively, they often move on to better land. The soil can become
"nutrient poor", leading to desertification, as in the Sahel.
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