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Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Business, Cities, Environment | 29 comments

America’s vanishing West: California losing most land to development

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The natural landscape of the American West is gradually disappearing under a relentless march of new subdivisions, roads, oil and gas production, agricultural operations and other human development, according to a detailed mapping study released Tuesday. From 2001 to 2011, an area totaling 4,321 square miles — or 15 times the size…

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