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News stories tagged with "suburbs"

Ten Threats: coastal development pressures

One of the more subtle, but relentless, threats to the Great Lakes is coastal development. Condos, ever larger shoreline homes and buildings and parking lots in the watershed all have an impact. As population grows and the suburbs spread, the health of the lakes is compromised in countless tiny ways. Peter Payette finds those tiny ways all add up.  Go to full article

Hidden Costs of Sprawl

Even if you don't live in an upscale suburb in a sprawling metropolitan area, you're likely paying to support that suburb. Economists and urban planners find there are hidden costs that are not paid by the people who live in those suburbs. Instead, much of the costs are paid by the majority of us who don't live there. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

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