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It’s time to talk about Earth’s unsustainable population growth

51 years after the first Earth Day, time to return to a major concern for its founder

April 22, 2021

By Terry Spahr, For the Philadelphia Inquirer

Residents of the greater Philadelphia area are increasingly confronting the undesirable social, health, economic and environmental impacts of an ever-expanding city and region, including sky-high housing costs, increased taxes, overcrowded schools, gridlock traffic, inadequate parking, alongside air, water, light and noise pollution. Even on vacation at the New Jersey Shore, we can experience disappointing beach closures because of pollution runoff and overflowing or failing sewage systems. Read more here.

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