US LOSING LANDSCAPE AND MINNESOTA AT THE TOP OF THE LIST

The U-S is losing its wild landscape to energy, transportation, agriculture and urbanization at a rate of two football fields per minute, according to new research. According to biologist and study author Brett Dickson, Minnesota lost nearly 700-thousand acres of natural lands from 2001 to 2017 – about 400-thousand to urbanization….

Tag: Dickson says some states are losing natural landscapes at higher rates than others. Minnesota was 13th on the list among the lower 48 states losing significant natural landscapes. North Dakota topped the list.