Human Achievement of the Day: Tree-bombing planes

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March 8, 2011
by Michelle Minton  
Posted in Commentary

"As our frenemies over at Treehugger wrote last October about how Lockheed Martin had come up with an ingenious idea for its 2,500 decommissioned Hercules cargo planes: mass-planting of trees. As The Guardian reports, while these planes were once used for aerial assaults, they can now drop sapling-containing cones instead of land mines — about 3,000 cones a minute or about 900,000 a day." (03/08/11)  

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