Focal Point: Green Acres

People love North Carolina, but are they loving it to death? In the latest Focal Point, WRAL examines land conservation amid growth and development.

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Focal Point: Green Acres

Original Air Date: Aug. 3, 2006

Conservation groups say development consumes an average of 383 acres of land a day in North Carolina, adding up to well over 100,000 acres a year.

Growth might be good for the state’s economy, but many people are worried about the loss of open, green space that helps protect water and air quality and provides opportunities for recreation, including hiking, hunting and fishing.

Many agree that growth and development will continue, so the question is how to manage it so that North Carolina can preserve the open, green space that makes it such a great place to live. Focal Point: "Green Acres" explores that question and the impact of development on quality of life.

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