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Study Assesses Losses of Soil Productivity to Urbanization in North Carolina

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Concerns about the impact of human settlements on the available land suitable for agriculture have been rising rapidly during recent years. A study by the Pennsylvania State University Office for Remote Sensing of Earth Resources determined the extent and geographic distribution of soil productivity for land presently under urbanization in the contiguous United States. Specific results for North Carolina are provided in this article, and show the status of soil resources in relation to urbanization.