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As Roads Spread in Rainforests, The Environmental Toll Grows


Environment  (tags: overdevelopment, tropical forests, biodiversity, habitat, habitatdestruction, environment, destruction, protection, humans, ecosystems, forests )

Cal
- 944 days ago - e360.yale.edu
From Brazil to Borneo, new roads are being built into tropical forests at a dizzying pace, putting previously intact wilderness at risk. If we hope to preserve rainforests, a leading researcher says, new strategies must be adopted to limit the number of r



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Roseann D. (178)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 4:18 pm
Sad, by the time people realize the value of rainforests, they'll be gasping for their last breath.
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 6:26 pm
And right behind the loggers are the hunters.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 6:32 pm
Noted. Thank you.
 

JM A. (176)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 8:02 pm
THEIR SOULS WILL BREAK APART FOR DOING THIS EVIL IN THESE TIMES OF CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING!!
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Friday January 20, 2012, 2:38 am
Rainforests are the lungs of the earth. We need to become human beings, not human doings. We need to stop consuming our earth before it disappears from our sight. We need to live in harony with it instead of fighting it.
 

Pat A. (117)
Friday January 20, 2012, 2:39 am
Awful - we must stop these roads somehow.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 4:25 am
sadly noted
 

Birgitta S. (225)
Friday January 20, 2012, 4:32 am
:-(((((((((((
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 4:37 am
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

John Gregoire (254)
Friday January 20, 2012, 5:53 am
thanks
 

KS Goh (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 6:00 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Craig Pittman (45)
Friday January 20, 2012, 6:48 am
Thanks Cal. They are following our terrible example of paving paradise.
 

Patricia E. G. (50)
Friday January 20, 2012, 6:48 am
Noted
Thanks Cal
 

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Friday January 20, 2012, 9:29 am
We really don't need to be able to go everywhere and see everything. Some space (and probably more than is now) needs to be left alone for nature and wildlife to flourish. We humans don't own the world.
 

Vicki P. (132)
Friday January 20, 2012, 11:00 am
Noted with thanks
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:49 pm
So it all ends. We are using up our planet as fast as we can so some few people can become even more wealthy. This is a pathetic state of affairs. We have got to get a handle on population control and start conserving what we have left. Not keep abusing , polluting, and destroying every bit of wilderness we have left.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Friday January 20, 2012, 2:44 pm
As Joni Mitchell sang in 1970 " Don't it always seem to go
that you don't know what you've got
'till it's gone,
They paved paradise....
This was 40 years ago, and when will we ever learn...some day all will be in ruins. Noted with thanks Cal.
 

Darlene B. (297)
Friday January 20, 2012, 4:57 pm
Noted and thank you Cal. When will they ever learn? Never as long as they are making money. Blessings to all.
 

Eternal Gardener (731)
Friday January 20, 2012, 5:46 pm
When are we installing an international ethical committee to safeguard Nature against anthropogenic ECOCIDE!!!
Have noted, thanks Cal.
 

Gary C. (5)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:24 pm
Noted , Thankyou....
 

Terri Hughes (412)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:47 pm
These money hungry people need to STAY OUT of the rainforest. They are destroying the land, by cutting trees and this is destroying the homes of many animals. STOP the destruction of the rainforest, before all of the wildlife become EXTINCT!!!!
 

Doug G. (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 10:12 pm
What is wrong with this species? Short sighted and plain stupid even in the 21st century.
This species is suppose to have intellect? My god, what an appallingly horrible animal, man is!
 

David E. (1)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 4:00 am
Noted
 

Pat L. (45)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 6:58 am
More greed, greed, greed. The roads are built with no thought for the future of the rainforests and the impact their loss will have on this planet. I am sick to death of greedy, thoughtless corporations who seem to think they will go on forever. When it comes time for nature to repay their greed, I hope I am alive to read about it on this site or in the world's newspapers. It's almost too much to comprehend.
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 12:04 pm
Absolutely horrible and upsetting. Thanks Cal.
 

Eddie O. (95)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 7:41 pm
How very sad. It must be stopped!
 

Dianne D. (456)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 7:47 pm
We can't afford to loose more forest. This has to stop. I heard on the news that the USA only has about 1/4 of the forests that we had 100 years ago.
 
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