Thursday, May 18, 2006

Himalayan forests vanishing

New Scientist News - Himalayan forests are quietly vanishing

The Himalayas may never be the same again. The forests growing on the roof of the world are disappearing, and the rate of deforestation is so rapid that a quarter of animal and plant species native to this biodiversity hotspot, including tigers
All for frikkin firewood? All while the local governments turn a blind eye and make their hydro electric plans that will make it worse? Ouch.

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