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Wetlands advocates look for new ways to stop construction of South Lawrence Trafficway as legal battle ends

This is all part of a larger issue-mankind's relentless assault on the natural world. Based on some of the comments is it any surprise that every 24 hours mankind is responsible for the extinction of 200 animal and plant species while during this same time period the world human population net gains an additional 265,000. It does not require a doctorate degree to know that this formula is unsustainable. Colony Collapse Disorder is causing the extinction of native pollinators while domestic bee hives are being wiped out at the rate of 40%. White Nose Syndrome is a mysterious disease responsible for killing millions of bats-Mother Nature's most important insectivore. A single bat will consume its body weight in insects every night. With these losses farmers will have to apply ever greater amounts of poisons to kill the harmful insects. Chytrid is a mysterious fungus that originated in Israel and has spread worldwide. This fungus is wiping out entire Amphibian species in less than a year. The national symbol of Panama-the beautiful Golden Tree Frog was declared officially extinct last year due to the disease. You see, these new and deadly diseases are like canaries in the coal mine. We are being warned that we are killing our Earth's life support system as the intricate web of life becomes decimated. All the money in the world will not matter once we face ecological collapse. This is the most dangerous threat facing mankind, but conservation of our planet has turned into a partisan issue with Republicans opposed to environmental protections and Democrats favoring caution and responsible stewardship. The sad part is that once the catastrophe hits it will be too late.

October 14, 2012 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wetlands advocates look for new ways to stop construction of South Lawrence Trafficway as legal battle ends

"Your" time is sacred. Such a typical selfish comment.

October 14, 2012 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )