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Case Studies | Environmental Science Studies | Libya | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
The Impact of Urban Expansion and Quarry on the Vegetation Cover around Al - Khoums City - Libya
Eissa Mustafa Alakhdar | Sulayman Omar Alhuweemdi | Abdullah Mohamed Hweeth
Abstract: The problem of the expansion urban is one of the main threats that agricultural lands suffer from, around the world. In general agricultural lands surrounding cities are decreasing day by day as a result of urban expansion, and population growth exerts great pressure on the natural and agricultural lands. The study area is suffering by many environmental problems, such as the deterioration of agricultural lands, because of urban expansion and increase in the spread of quarry. The problem of desertification in the Arab world took serious dimensions, especially since most of its lands are in the range of arid and semi - arid regions. The study concluded that there is a widespread phenomenon of random urban expansion because of the large increase in the population. Moreover, the absence of oversight from the authorities concerned with urban planning for cities.
Keywords: urban expansion, environmental degradation, semi - arid, quarry & Vegetation cover
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 1887 - 1890