Comments on: A Place I Knew Nothing About http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/a-place-i-knew-nothing-about/ The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:22:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Jeanethe Falvey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/a-place-i-knew-nothing-about/#comment-17880 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 17:04:41 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1381#comment-17880 Hey there, did you rent a Kayak from Planet Blue? How long ago?! In the coming parts during the next few Friday’s I’m going to highlight the eco-tourism options that we discovered. Tourism is a significant source of income for many that live there, to promote it can be a good thing, because you CAN experience Palau in a way that preserves and respects both the environment and the people that live there. Thanks for replying!

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/a-place-i-knew-nothing-about/#comment-17879 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 05:40:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1381#comment-17879 It’s not working to anyone’s advantage except those who fall in love with money: tourist, native, corporation executive, whoever. “Money talks and the people walk.” That’s reality in our modern society.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/a-place-i-knew-nothing-about/#comment-17878 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 05:32:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1381#comment-17878 Very few “innocent, kind people” remain anywhere in the World, and they are soon to be victims of “progress”. The “pronatalists” believe the Earth can support 50 billion people, no problem for investors.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/a-place-i-knew-nothing-about/#comment-17877 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 05:23:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1381#comment-17877 The only way to “Save this planet” is to return it to its natural order, but human beings are driven by their instinct to grow and grow and grow, seemingly forever. Ecocide and extinction of species are the result.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/a-place-i-knew-nothing-about/#comment-17876 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 05:15:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1381#comment-17876 The growing human population and its ever-expanding economy dooms all villages to suburban sprawl. It’s just a question of time and investments.

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By: NASAGAL http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/a-place-i-knew-nothing-about/#comment-17875 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 01:14:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1381#comment-17875 I did the same thing…went to Palau without knowing anything about it except a friend told me I would love the snorkeling there.

So rented a kyak and went off by myself for a 4 day solo trip from island to island. One of the best trips ever!

Hung out downtown afterwards and read their history at the locall museum; so appreciate the “small town” feel everywhere I went.

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By: Jeanethe Falvey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/a-place-i-knew-nothing-about/#comment-17874 Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:49:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1381#comment-17874 I almost submitted a picture for this post.. but the only one I had at this point during the trip was a screen shot of the monitor on the seat in front of me as we flew through/across/over the international date line. Very exciting!! Pictures will be in Part II!

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/a-place-i-knew-nothing-about/#comment-17873 Sat, 13 Mar 2010 05:27:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1381#comment-17873 Palau is one of the pearls of the Pacific. The tourists are not the problem but the exploitation that comes from large corporations coming in to serve the tourist trade and the corporate lack of concern for the local environment and native people could create problems if not well policed. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: murray mccory http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/a-place-i-knew-nothing-about/#comment-17872 Fri, 12 Mar 2010 22:15:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1381#comment-17872 If this place is a pleasant and kind place to live, then WHY? Anyplace where human beings reside seems to have human-made problems. Tourists out to visit, write stories, take photos, do not seem to realize the influence they have on more innocent peoples.
Some people want to fix what is not broken, as in impersonal progressive change. If this place is good, lets allow it to remain so, without outside interference. And don’t allow some wealthy corporation to drill for oil, mine for gold, or set up factories to use child labor. Whats good for the EPA in America is good for them too.
I have the highest of regards for innocent, kind people.

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By: Jeanethe Falvey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/a-place-i-knew-nothing-about/#comment-17871 Fri, 12 Mar 2010 21:31:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1381#comment-17871 I know… I know.. The risks… I debated letting out some information about this incredible place. Hopefully the plane rides would deter anyone without the best of eco-tourism intentions! I wouldn’t say it’s totally free of modern influences, but it still feels more like a small town than anything.

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