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By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 26, 2010

After scoring some nice publicity by convincing the Vatican to accept the donation of a newly planted forest in Hungary, a flamboyant American entrepreneur has gone out of business. No trees were ever planted, and the Vatican could not fulfill the goal of becoming the world's first carbon-neutral state.

But don't give up hope! All is not lost! A generous donor has promised to set his 27 acres of mature deciduous trees to work, soaking up Vatican carbon emissions. 

How about it, folks? Do you have trees in your back yard? Can you put them to work for the Vatican? Alas, I can't guarantee a photo op with a cardinal from the Roman Curia.   

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  • Posted by: DrJazz - Apr. 27, 2010 6:48 AM ET USA

    I'll skip mowing the lawn this week. Will that help?

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Apr. 26, 2010 6:59 PM ET USA

    I have a lot of hackberry trees in the ravine I own behind my house. I won't chop them down for firewood to help the Vatican become carbon neutral----that is unless my utility bills become so high from a cap and trade bill that I need to burn wood to keep myself warm this coming winter.

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