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Saying goodbye to cane means saying hello to L.A.

November 30, 2012
The Maui News

I have read numerous letters by people intent on stopping cane burning. Here is a flip-side view of the problem: Cane produces more oxygen than carbon dioxide. Eliminating cane will cause massive erosion of soil by wind and water, affecting our reefs and waters. Look to West Maui for an example: abandoned fields gray and dusty, pockmarked by false farms scarring the mountainside to get one-up views over their neighbors from their farm dwellings, hastening erosion.

 
 
 

 

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