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Did you know that the Bible contains 1,000 references to the planet but only 490 references to heaven and 530 references to love? Could this mean God is the supreme tree-hugger?

Publishers of the "Green Bible" seem to think so.

The new Bible, which hit shelves this month, prints God's word on partly recycled paper in soy-based ink. It indexes all mentions of animals, land and water and highlights, in green ink, all verses of the New Revised Standard Version that speak to stewardship of the planet.

For example, Ezekiel 34:18: "Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture? When you drink of clear water, must you foul the rest with your feet?"

Some say the Bible misses the boat because the version is not widely read by conservative evangelical Christians who haven't put the same priority on environmental stewardship liberal evangelicals have.

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