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Britain is still a green and pleasant land, with just 6% urban areas

Posted By admin On July 6, 2011 @ 3:44 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

London Telegraph [1]
July 6, 2011

City dwellers might not believe it but Britain is still a green and pleasant land with just six per cent covered by urban areas, research shows.

A new map which reveals all the different habitats across the UK also shows half the country’s land is used for crops or pasture.

The land cover map, from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, used satellite images and digital mapping data to plot what habitat is found in 25 metre square sections across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The map showed the UK is comprised mainly of arable and horticultural land, which accounts for a quarter of all land, and “improved grassland”, which is managed for pasture, silage or recreation and makes up another 25% of the country.

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