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January 27, 2009

Daily Roundup

Penguins Threatened: Emperor penguins are facing extinction over the next century because of the effects climate change is having on Antarctica. Environmental News Network

Trees Too: Trees in forests on the North American West Coast are dying as global warming gets worse. L. A. Times

No Going Back: A new study by a top scientist suggests that the damage caused by climate change is irreversible. NPR

Priorities, People: According to the latest Pew poll, eco-worries have slipped below other concerns. Survey takers ranked their opinion of what national priorities should be as: 1)
the economy, 2) jobs, 3) terrorism, 4) Social Security, 5) education, and 6) energy. Environment ranks 16th, and global warming ranks 20th. Pew Research Center

E.U. to Obama: The European Union’s environmental commissioner wrote a letter to Obama expressing Europe’s desire for America to pollute less, and for the U.S. to establish a cap-and-trade system. Green Inc. (NYT)

--Avital Binshtock

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