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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Heard this morning in a radio interview with a film director who has taken up the cause of environmental destruction in the mining of Alberta’s tar sands. The surface mines have had a big impact on a part of the northern, or boreal, forest, which was referred to as the “arboreal forest”.
A Victory for Greenpeace and for the Canadian Arboreal Forest!
Their arch nemesis, the Kleenex company, decided to throw in the towel and now Kleenex will be working to help save Canada’s Arboreal Forest.
Drinkware at http://www.cafepress.co.uk/+northern-ar … orest+mugs
northern arboreal forest Coffee Cups & northern arboreal forest Coffee Mugs
The odd formatting in the last example was the only way to indicate the link without creating havoc in the post.
Note added later: “Arboreal” is an adjective usually applied to animals that live in trees. By his own account, this director, who is famous for the creation of a race of arboreal creatures in film, makes a connection between his film and his work for aboriginal people in Alberta.
From a transcript of an earlier interview:
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