A while back a bunch of tree huggers fought and won to enact a riparian buffer zone act to prohibit clearcutting to the edges of streams.
Still a matter of grave concern are the roads cut in by logging, which become highways for silt into the watershed.
A mind-boggling qty of trees are used in the paper industry, of which we Americans read approximately 2% of what is printed every day. 98% of these dead trees are to fuel the economic system between advertisers and publishers, we don't use it.
Those of you who subscribe to newspapers should ask themselves this question - do you read more than the funnies on Sunday? If not then you should cancel that subscription and use the internet to stay informed instead.
In fact I really hope the internet turns this trend around for mankind, thus making it one of the key technological advances in the history of our species.
Read what we really care about instead of buying the whole package and reading an insignificant percentage on behalf of big business.
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