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In the United States, coastal counties constitute only 17 percent of the total land area (not including Alaska), but account for 53 percent of the total population (Crossett et al. 2004). High densities of population along coastal regions can place great stress upon the environment, particularly through the effects of nonpoint source pollution.

High densities of population along coastal regions can place great stress upon the environment, particularly through the effects of nonpoint source pollution

 

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