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March 30, 2011

Save the Rainforest? Well, Maybe That's Not Such a Good Idea After All

And the green scams just keep on being busted:
These new “secondary” forests are emerging in Latin America, Asia and other tropical regions at such a fast pace that the trend has set off a serious debate about whether saving primeval rain forest — an iconic environmental cause — may be less urgent than once thought. By one estimate, for every acre of rain forest cut down each year, more than 50 acres of new forest are growing in the tropics on land that was once farmed, logged or ravaged by natural disaster. -- New Jungles Prompt a Debate on Rain Forests - NYTimes.com

Posted by Vanderleun at March 30, 2011 2:41 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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You mean new trees can grow?

That's just crazy talk.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at March 30, 2011 8:02 AM

It was never actually a secret that rain forests are deserts of poor soil that can't get enough sun to support much life. Save the earth, kill a rain forest.

Posted by: james wilson at March 30, 2011 9:23 AM

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