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Eco-palms do wonders for the wild

By Rebecca Rosen Lum
Contra Costa Times

Apr. 1–Each year on Palm Sunday, Christians jubilantly re-enact Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, waving a combined 300 million palm fronds in the United States. That makes for a green market in more ways than one.

But environmentalists say the traditional method of harvesting palms wastes more than it nets and damages valuable rain forest. And although sales may shoot through the roof, middlemen consume most of the profits.

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