Roads to ruin: the G20s ecocidal infrastructure rampage

Laurance, Bill (2015) Roads to ruin: the G20s ecocidal infrastructure rampage. The Ecologist, 16 March 2015. pp. 1-3.

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[Extract] What's needed to pull the world's economy out of recession? According to the G20, it's a massive wave of 'infrastructure' development worth as much $70 trillion, writes Bill Laurance. But all the roads, mines, dams, pipelines and 'development corridors' will inflict massive damage on wildlife populations and natural havens, not to mention local communities that stand in the way.

Item ID: 38117
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 0261-3131
Keywords: deforestation, G20 nations, highways, infrastructure, roads
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 00:14
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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