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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 18, 2009

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August 18, 2009

Daily Roundup: August 18, 2009

Fresh Voices: Hundreds of young environmental activists from all over the world are gathered in Daejeon, South Korea this week for a conference addressing climate change. Yahoo! News

Renewing NOLA: The reconstruction of New Orleans has presented an opportunity for the Big Easy to build green. Sierra Club

Ashy Prediction: Studies have proven that a proposed coal mine in Anchorage, Alaska, if built, would cause irreversible damage to waterways and fish. Anchorage Daily News

Bad Month: The Brazilian Amazon rainforest suffered four times more deforestation this June than it did in May; in June, 223 square miles were burned or cut down. ENN

U2 Much? The rock band U2 is being criticized for the carbon footprint of its worldwide tour, though the group is purchasing offsets. Ecorazzi

--Avital Binshtock

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