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Environews August 2015: Utah is an ecological debtor
-by Amy Brunvand
Utah is an ecological debtor
July 14 was “Ecological Deficit Day” for the United States according to the Global Footprint Network. On that date the U.S. used up more ecological resources than U.S. ecosystems could regenerate within a full year. The report says that Utah is an ecological debtor, which means our ecological footprint is larger than the biocapacity of the state to support the existing human population.
Global Footprint Network: http://cdn1.footprintnetwork.org/USAFootprintReport.pdf
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