A Discussion on Cities and Nature

I was listening to NPR this morning and tuned in on a conversation about cities and nature.  Human infrastructure has reached nearly all parts of the terrestrial environment, but the majority of our population can be found in just a handful of places, especially along the coast.  Rising populations, increased energy use and development all contribute to a changing landscape, ecology, and climate.  As our influence over nature is obvious and undeniable, it is necessary to understand the relationships that these urban areas have on their surroundings.  This discussion does a good job of identifying the important questions we should be asking and explains some of the interactions that go on between cities and nature.  Give it a listen!

Listen to the NPR broadcast here!

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