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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

SOAP BOX TIME


As the media's obsession with grinding the smallest of the most trivial of human endeavors to dust. Let us consider the following :

The World Wildlife Fund reports that we will need TWO EARTHS every year to support the modern world by the year 2050

"If everyone around the world lived as those in America, we would need five planets to support us,"


U.N.: Ocean 'dead zones' increasing fast.

Experts estimate 200 worldwide, up from 149 just two years ago

"We've just come off a second summer in Canada in which we've had next to no whales show up,"

"We know that the Bering Sea has taken a beating over the last ten years, and that productivity has plummeted there, forcing the whales into new habitat,"

Hippos in Africa reserve being wiped out

Conservationists estimate rebels slaughtered 400 in last two weeks

Antarctic waters see fishing pressure

First, there is a growing demand for krill, which can be used as feed for farmed salmon, and second, the latest technology for catching krill, with ships that continuously vacuum them up, could deplete their numbers.

Scientists: World's coral reefs in danger

Researchers fear more than half the world's coral reefs could die in less than 25 years



Now, we can all get back to chattering about Tom Cruise's wedding.

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