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Alarm sounds on US population boom

Report says growth threatens resources

By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / August 31, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- The United States, now at nearly 300 million people, is the only industrialized country that has experienced strong population growth in the last decade, creating concerns that the boom and Americans' huge appetites for food, water, and land will sharply erode the nation's natural resources in coming years, according to a report released yesterday. (Full article: 618 words)

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