CORRECTS SPELLING OF TOWN - In this photo taken July 1, 2012, white smoke billows from a chimney of the Holcim cement company plant near the Moso mountains in Hon Chong, southern Vietnam. Hundreds of ... more 
CORRECTS SPELLING OF TOWN - In this photo taken July 1, 2012, white smoke billows from a chimney of the Holcim cement company plant near the Moso mountains in Hon Chong, southern Vietnam. Hundreds of species live in the limestone caves of Hon Chong, and many of them are found nowhere else on Earth. Yet their habitat is being blown apart, chunk by chunk, in the name of making cement. One reason, biologists lament, is that these are creatures no one would want to hug, and many would want to stomp. Spiders. Mites. Millipedes. Holcim Vietnam - a joint venture of the Switzerland-based company Holcim and a state-owned Vietnamese construction company - began quarrying 200 hectares (490 acres) of Hon Chong limestone in 1997. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Na Son Nguyen
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 8:26 AM EDT