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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Coral Reefs Better off Being Bombed

On the heels of the study titled "One-Third of Reef-Building Corals Face Elevated Extinction Risk from Climate Change and Local Impacts" comes another study showing that the coral reef off Vieques is doing better than expected... after 60 years of live-fire military training.

The lesson here... tourism is far, far worse for indigenous species than constant military bombing.

I wonder if the neo-colonialists and the U.S. Military could learn a lesson here. They might be better off taking over oil rich countries and wiping out native cultures with Disney theme parks and strip malls ... rather than missiles and bombs.

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