Google-eyed in the Amazon

Here's an interesting tidbit from an AP article:
Apparently, a Brazilian Indian tribe is teaming up with Google Earth to stop deforestation and mining in the rain-forest. Although the area doesn't have internet access, people hope that images of the rain-forest on Google Earth will have enough impact to stymie the illegal destruction of the land. A case of futile optimism, ulterior corporate motives, or a step in a positive direction? I wonder...
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  1. pictures haven't seemed to make a difference at this point. there have been photos and movies and news and celebrity support - and very little change has occurred. maybe i'm a pessimist.

  2. Anonymous9:06 PM

    it's all going to hell anyway!!!


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