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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: February 24, 2009

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February 24, 2009

Daily Roundup: February 24, 2009

Downer: A NASA satellite intended to measure the Earth's carbon dioxide levels in greater detail than ever before has crashed into in the ocean near Antarctica. NPR

Glass Half Full: China is pledging to reduce its water use by 60 percent by 2020. To do so, it’ll have to quickly upgrade its irrigation infrastructure. Nature News

Adios, Glaciers: Global warming has caused Spain’s Pyrenees to lose nearly 90 percent of their glacier ice over the past century. As the glacier-fed rivers in that region dry up, drought looms. The Guardian

More Than We Thought: A technical glitch caused an underestimation of the amount of Arctic sea ice by 193,000 square miles (the size of California), though it’s still true that there’s significantly less Arctic ice than there used to be. Bloomberg

Nothing’s Priceless: Environmentalists propose that the government implement economic incentives to save threatened and endangered species. Wired Science

--Avital Binshtock

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