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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 11, 2009

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August 11, 2009

Daily Roundup: August 11, 2009

Coming Down: The disasters in Asia continued today; a typhoon pelted Taiwan with more than 80 inches of rain, causing flooding, mudslides, and dozens of deaths. CNN

Further West: China, perhaps in an act of foresight to prevent happenings like the one described above (there’s a clear link between global warming and natural disasters), has started construction on a massive wind farm. Reuters

It’s Official: Environmental issues are quickly becoming a serious national-security concern, say military and intelligence analysts. New York Times

Approving Destruction: The Army Corps of Engineers has approved a permit for a new mountaintop-removal mine in Mingo County, West Virginia. The EPA had previously objected to granting it. Sierra Club

On the Plus Side: 71 percent of likely voters are in favor of the American Clean Energy and Security Act; 67 percent say Congress is either doing enough (22 percent) or should be doing more (45 percent) about climate change. Zogby International

--Avital Binshtock

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