Cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in
and threatening the region’s “hotspots” of plant and animal diversity, scientists are reporting in a new study. The findings, which they say underscore the need for establishing larger protected areas to help preserve biodiversity, appear in ACS’ journal. Colombia
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Just say no
As if the narcotics business wasn’t causing enough harm to nations, families, human lives and human souls, a new report about the impact of the drug industry on the Colombian environment shows there’s a significant ecological impact as well.
As reported by the American Chemical Society in their publication Environmental Science & Technology,