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In general terms, the artificial use of the coastal zone has grown intensively especially in the Mediterranean (804 km2), and in the Atlantic (690 km2). The North Sea shows a smaller growth of artificial (235 km2), together with the Baltic Sea (142 km2) and the Black Sea with the lowest value of change (11 km2).
If you're a meat eater, consider reducing your meat consumption and going for quality rather than quantity. Production of meat consumes enormous amounts of energy, not only for the growth and transport of animal feed, but also for the heating, air conditioning, and lighting of the immense animal farms. Changing to a diet with less meat helps the environment, but is also good for your health. It is best to buy meat from local producers and buy organic too.
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