United States

From concrete jungles to crop fields: this is how America uses its land

3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km²)—making it the third largest country in the world. Image: Unsplash/Carl Nenzen Loven

Iman Ghosh

Author, Visual Capitalist

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With urban living on the rise, the pressure will be felt to make room for city dwellers.

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Urbanites make up a majority of the U.S. population.
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Many national parks are under threat from big industry.
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Disproportionate: 40% of U.S. corn is turned into livestock feed.
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The growing trend of veganism is reducing demand for meat in the U.S.
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