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Texas needs E-Verify to curb illegal immigration; protect habitat

By Jeremy Beck

The following are excerpts from Leon Kolankiewicz’s oped, “Texas needn’t choose between protecting the environment and securing the border,” in the Austin American-Statesman, July 9, 2024:

Nevada’s explosive population growth fuels urban sprawl

By Henry Barbaro

In a new poll taken by Rasmussen Reports and NumbersUSA, 82% of Nevada’s residents said they wanted the population to grow much more slowly (40%) or not at all (42%).

Greater Yellowstone sprawl study: notes from the field

By Rob Harding

Last month, Scientific Director Leon Kolankiewicz visited the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) as part of NumbersUSA’s forthcoming study on the threat posed by urban sprawl to this still-wild region often described as the American Serengeti. A few dispatches from Leon and others are shared in this post, offering a glimpse into the experience and the … Continued

Slow the Californication of Idaho: reduce immigration

By Rob Harding

Idaho’s population has grown faster than any other state’s in the past decade. Since 1980, it has doubled, from 940,000 to over 1.9 million today, and this explosive growth is set to continue. By 2060, Idaho is on track to have a population of 2.7 million. Idaho’s population has grown so much because America’s population … Continued

“Love Hurts,” a NumbersUSA report about the loss of rural land and habitat in North Carolina

By Jeremy Beck

Our North Carolina report continues the secondary-migration theme of our Idaho study. Americans are leaving states with high immigration-driven population growth.

Sprawl is the top driver of America’s nature loss. It’s time to confront the top driver of America’s sprawl.

By Rob Harding

Think globally, act locally, set an example This week’s International Day for Biological Diversity invites us to “be part of the Plan.” The Plan refers to the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, also known as the Biodiversity Plan. For those of us in the U.S., our collective efforts to stop America’s loss of nature are contributing … Continued

Immigration’s impact felt in Colorado, as divisions grow over density.

By Jeremy Beck

Citing NumbersUSA’s poll of likely Colorado voters, Pomerance noted that 9 out of 10 people “desire a future where far fewer people move to the state” and 6 out of 10 want to stop growing completely.

“They have lost their way of life.” Sprawl in North Carolina.

By Jeremy Beck

North Carolina’s growth is “turning more of the farmland that [people] love into commercial distribution centers, housing developments, and public roads,” Woodruff reports. People like Vaughan Willoughby and the Farm Bureau are worried about the future of agriculture. Only Texas and Florida have lost more farmland and habitat than North Carolina.

Nevada Sprawl Report Coverage

By Jeremy Beck

Media coverage of NumbersUSA’s report on sprawl in the fastest growth state: Nevada.