They really are concrete jungles! Why you’ll never think about cities the same way again

While urban development might seem like a blight on the environment, the truth is actually much more complicated

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Last summer, bird-watchers confirmed the discovery of a new species of bird in Cambodia: Orthotomus chaktomuk, or the Cambodian tailorbird. It was not an event of particular biological significance (15 new species of birds were discovered in the Amazon in August alone) but it was striking for one reason in particular: This species of tailorbird was discovered not in an unspoiled rain forest but within the limits of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh — a city the size of Philadelphia.

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