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By Wojtek Dabrowski TORONTO (Reuters) - Jane Jacobs, the social activist and renowned urban development critic, died Tuesday at age 89.
Across the United States, an unprecedented acceleration in suburban sprawl is prompting concerns about the environment, traffic, health and damage to rural communities, but opponents appear powerless to stop the process because of the economic development and profits it generates.
Is suburban life making people overweight? Or could it be that overweight people tend to choose the suburban life?
Urban sprawl is gobbling up open spaces in fast-growing metropolitan areas so quickly that it could spell extinction for nearly 1,200 species of plants and animals, environmental groups say.
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