Environment: Servanda Est Carthago!

"Delenda est Carthago!" Senator Marcus Porcius Cato used to cry in urging Rome to destroy its old enemy. And so it was to be. By 146 B.C., the Romans had driven out Carthage's 500,000 inhabitants, razed the city, and sowed salt in the rubble so that nothing would ever grow there. As recently as 1930, the ancient metropolis was no more than a sleepy Tunisian village of 2,000. Now the place is being ruined in a new way—by developers.

Tunis, only ten miles to the south, has doubled in size (to 700,000) in the past 15 years, so the builders have expanded...

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