v (NY Times Article) vhttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/world/europe/15russia.html?_r=1&ref=global-home
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"A government commission has approved a plan to bisect the Khimki Forest with a five-mile stretch of a highway that will eventually link Moscow and St. Petersburg" ,
“No road infrastructure will be constructed along the section of road that will cross the Khimki Forest,” Mr. Ivanov said in televised comments. “There will be no gas stations or stores, nothing that is associated with deforestation over a large territory.”
"...over 1,000 acres of new trees would be planted to replace those cut down. Sound barriers would be installed...along with passages “for the possible migration of representatives of the animal world.”
"Environmentalists have called for the new highway to track close to the existing road, which passes through an industrial zone...Officials have countered that such an option would be too expensive and disruptive to nearby businesses."
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Disruptive to nearby businesses?
Representatives of the animal world, what do we consider ourselves now, aliens?
Something like that we are, if we cannot stop for a moment and consider what we disrupt with our incessant buzzing activity. Can not, even, cold businessmen and politicos, perhaps, glimpse a taste of a world beyond the realm of our speciesist developmental and evolutionary projections ? Is "nearby" business so entirely incapable of "taking a blow", "sharing", "offering a piece of the pie", or what-ever, that it is so unable to cut nature, from which it steals the supreme sum of its profits, some slack? Nature has been so so excessively generous in her quiet acceptance of our ruthless rudeness. Have humans become so inhumane that our species might now be worthy of a new name?