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November 12, 2008

Daily Roundup

Bottoms Up: The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessments found that beer drinkers can cut their environmental impact by 68% when choosing to tap the keg instead of popping that tab. So next happy hour, enjoy a local draft brew and skip that bottle of Corona. Planet Green

Who Needs Viagra?: Affectionately known as Lonesome George, a 90-year-old tortoise has found some suitable mating conditions after 36 long years. Will the giant tortoise line prevail or have endangered conditions evolution already taken its toll? TreeHugger

Electronic Recycling Made Easy: Staples, Dell, and Eco International are teaming up to make recycling electronics more convenient. With no strings attached, there's no reason not to make the drop. Earth 911

Frost Bite: While our generation is worrying about the polar ice caps melting, future generations will likely have to reckon with global cooling. Predicted to be worse than what the sabertooths had to deal with, this cold spell is only a geological heartbeat away. Reuters

Big Fish: California's biggest salmon in nearly three decades -- at 85 pounds -- washed up near the Sacramento River last week. The find is good news, since it appears that the salmon spawned and therefore passed on its blessed genes. San Francisco Chronicle

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