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The Green Life: Daily Roundup

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November 04, 2008

Daily Roundup

Green Measures: Environmentalists are looking at ballot measures in a number of states to gauge the public mood on energy conservation and natural resource management. ABC News

Cheap is Hip: The twin currents of an economic downturn and rising concern about the environment are merging in a shift in consumer psychology. Wall Street Journal

New Green Deal:
Inspired by an earlier Bill McKibben essay, a post about a green New Deal appeared on TreeHugger back in April 2008. Why bring it back to the TreeHugger front page? It might actually happen. TreeHugger

Thirsty Plants:
Power plants aren't just wholesale emitters of greenhouse gases. It turns out many plants require huge amounts of water, an increasingly scarce resource. NYT Green Inc

Mighty Wind:
Investment in a greener future continued last quarter. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports the addition of another 1,389 megawatts of installed wind energy, bringing the total capacity in completed wind projects for 2008 to 4,204 MW. CleanTechnica

--Mario Aguilar


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