Wednesday, July 26, 2006

"Honey, I Shrunk the Rain Forest"

Here's another issue coming out of today's reporting about the news conference yesterday (July 25).

As mentioned in last Monday's weekly Monday rain forest update, which see, the project's promoters have a way of changing the dimensions of their project from time to time without, seemingly, official board decisions or announcements. Once a $300 million project, and more recently a $180 million, 4.5 acre covered rain forest, with a million gallon aquarium, and 1.2-to-1.5 million visitors a year, Mike McWilliams Press-Citizen story this morning revealed that it is now "the $155 million Earthpark project . . . a 3.5-acre indoor rain forest with . . . a 600,000 gallon aquarium . . . [attracting] 1 million annual visitors." The history, significance and implications of such changes are discussed in the weekly update linked above.

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