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November 10, 2008

Daily Roundup

Warmed Migration: The newly elected president of the Maldives will create a fund to buy a new homeland for future Maldivian environmental refugees. A rising ocean would be problematic for the nation, as the highest point in the Maldives is only three feet above sea level.  BBC

Solar Mower: How many times have you wished for a robot that could complete your chores? Cutting the grass could be a snap with the help of a solar-powered, zero-emissions lawn robot.   Inhabitat

Pole Plans: As a warming world and improved technology offers fishing vessels and tourists greater access to Antarctica, researchers and conservationists worry that the Antarctic Treaty provides inadequate environmental protection.  Scientific American

Green Speak: Hypermilers, who delight in earning the most mileage from the least amount of fuel, can celebrate a new achievement. "Hypermiling" has been named Oxford Dictionary's 2008 Word of the Year. Treehugger

Fixing the Grid: Experts warn that our current electric infrastructure doesn't have the transmission capacity to effectively handle increased input from solar and wind energy. Without additions to the power grid, clean energy's bright future could include more frequent blackouts. New York Times

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