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The Positive Effects of Nature

Recent studies have pointed to a link between mental health and exposure to nature. Jobs provide the money needed to purchase food, clothing, shelter and other necessities. The need for employment many times drives people to move away from their hometown in search of work. Globally there has been a shift in population densities. The World Health Organization reports that in 1950 only 29 percent of the world’s population lived in urban areas (WHO, 2014). In 2015, 54 percent of the world’s population now lives in urban areas and the number is expected to increase to 60 percent by 2030 (WHO, 2014). With the global population moving...