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Land use and misuse The United Kingdom has about 24 million hectors of land 19 million hectors go in to agriculture 17 million hectors go in to housing Building quarrying and waste disposal are some of the human activities that account for the rest of the land Each year quarrying produces about 300 million tonnes of gravel limestone sand and sandstone for concrete and other building materials About 90 of household waste in the UK is dumped into a large pit in the ground this is called a landfill Because of these things habitats are destroyed making thousands of plants and animals on the verge of extinction Other things increase the need for land are Economic development Growing human population The increasing need for food Dumping waste form long-term mining activities has a visible impact in the environment There is about 200 million tonnes of waste living in pit heaps Cokecoal-fire stations in the UK produce about 10 million tonnes of pulverised ash each year Intensive Farming When the population began to rise sharply in the nineteenth century it required the farming methods to become more intensive this is when the most food is produced from the available land for growing crops arable farming and animals livestock farming When the intensive methods of farming are applied oThe removal of hedges to make huge fields to maximise offence This destroys the natural habitat of many wild creatures and can cause soil erosion oLoss of scenery meadowlands flowers fields of grass tree topped hills and country lanes are swept away oCareless use of fertilizers pollutes rivers and lakes making them green and slimy oPesticides disturb food chains and reduce insect bird and mammal populations Most of the bread that we eat comes from cereals that have been grown by intensive methods When the same type of plant is grown over a large area it is called monoculture Chemical fertilizers have been
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