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dntw8up
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Up to 20,000 sea turtle eggs crushed by bulldozers on Caribbean island

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/10/12662146-up-to-20000-sea-turtle-eggs-crushed-by-bulldozers-on-caribbean-island?lite

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Topic starter Posted : July 10, 2012 10:05 pm
OldTart
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How incredibly sad when such devastation could so easily have been avoided.

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Posted : July 10, 2012 10:38 pm
swans
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Unforgivable!

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Posted : July 10, 2012 10:50 pm
dougtamjj
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Heartbreaking.

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Posted : July 11, 2012 12:35 am
ICEMAN
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Morons. Plain and very simple.

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Posted : July 11, 2012 1:27 am
Alana33
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Here's a bit of good news from the Sierra Club to temper the above tragedy.
Good News for Baby Sea Turtles

The Sierra Club's Puerto Rico Chapter notched a huge victory when the island's governor signed a bill protecting nearly 2,000 acres of the Northeast Ecological Corridor from development. For more than 15 years, a proposal to build two megaresorts loomed over the Corridor, which includes one of the most important nesting grounds on Earth for the endangered leatherback sea turtle.

"Golf courses and baby sea turtles don't mix," says Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune. Find out how the Sierra Club Puerto Rico Chapter and other grassroots groups kept this wondrous place from being turned into condos and putting greens.

http://sierraclub.typepad.com/michaelbrune/2012/07/puerto-rico-turltles-northeast-ecological-corridor-sierra-club.html

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Posted : July 11, 2012 12:19 pm
Jamison
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That first story is heartbreaking, the second is great. Thanks for that.

I've watched 2 leatherbacks and one hook bill lay eggs this week. It's incredible.

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Posted : July 11, 2012 12:55 pm
BarefootDays
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Thanks for taking the time to share this article. It's a really sad one, but spreading the word helps raise awareness and its a great reminder of what happens when no one is watching. It sure inspires me to watch.

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Posted : July 11, 2012 9:49 pm
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