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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 20, 2009

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May 20, 2009

Daily Roundup: May 20, 2009

Recession Payoff: Carbon dioxide emissions in the United States dropped a record 2.8 percent in 2008 as a result of high fuel costs and restricted consumer budgets. Reuters

Pitt Power: Brad Pitt and his brother Doug donated $600,000 to help their hometown university build a new sporting arena with LEED Gold certification. Ecorazzi

Knutty: Two German zoos are feuding over the profits generated by Knut, the world-famous polar bear. BBC

No Scuba Suit Required: An underwater museum was constructed 40 meters below the surface of the Yangtze River in China to display cultural relics submerged as a result of the Three Gorges Dam project. People's Daily Online and Wanderlust

The Air Adds 10 Years: Scientists discovered that the telomeres (located on the ends of chromosomes) of subjects with long-term exposure to traffic exhaust appeared 10 years older than those of people with minimal exposure to air pollution. Science News

--Della Watson

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