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Sunday, February 27, 2005

The boys from Brazil



The earth's lungs are dying along with unnumbered natives and countless native species, the earth's rain forest is dying by acres, by yards and by indifference...the kind of indifference that tolerates a death in the forest.

The violent land grab in Brazil claimed another victim this week. Dionisio Julio Ribeiro was killed on Tuesday, ten days after American nun Dorothy Stang met a similar fate. Ribeiro, a 58-year-old retiree, had worked without pay for more than 15 years to prevent the harvesting of palm trees. He was shot in the head at the Tingua federal reserve. story
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An earth saving alternative to threatened rain forest hardwoods is found in Bamboo, a renewable and highly sustainable resource.

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