Unprecedented Urbanization

A new global map released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre reveals that 95% of the world's population lives on 10% of the land.
December 23, 2008, 11am PST | Tim Halbur
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"Leen Hordijk, Director of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability of the EC's Joint Research Centre, whose scientists prepared the new map, commented: "We have risen to the challenge of combining various information sources with the latest mapping technologies to produce a unique and timely product for the World Bank. Our map raises the question: For how much longer will remote ecosystems remain remote? Many are crucial to the healthy functioning of our planet.""

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Published on Friday, December 19, 2008 in Science Daily
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