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Endangered destinations

Monday, May 26th, 2008
  1. Great Barrier Reef. Tourism, fertilizer runoff is “decaying” the corals
  2. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak and a $1 billion per year money spinner for Tanzania tourism industry, will be gone without ice in less than 15 years
  3. Glacier National Park in Montana. In the next 50 years, without ice the word “Glacier” may need a replacement
  4. Galápagos Islands — Charles Darwin’s inspiration to his theory of evolution are being menaced by tourism and non-native species
  5. Arctice National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Global warming is melting the glaciers at exponential speed
  6. Venice!  Flooding and rising sea level are threating this romantic vacation.

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