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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 7, 2009

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August 07, 2009

Daily Roundup: August 7, 2009

Canning Clunkers, Continued: The Senate voted last night to extend Obama’s Cash for Clunkers program; the measure will cost an additional $2 billion. Charlotte Business Journal

Lil’ Rascals: A new study reveals the high carbon impact of reproducing. Turns out that having a child can deepen your footprint 40-fold, even if you already live a very green lifestyle – and especially if you live in America. Green Inc. (NYT)

Even So: There’s been a fertility rise in the wealthiest nations, disproving the commonly accepted theory that as development accelerates, reproduction decreases. Dot Earth (NYT)

Military Green: Israel’s armed forces, following the trend in the rest of the nation, are taking steps to become environmentally responsible. Jerusalem Post

Preservation Plan, Please: A new report says that global warming could severely harm the wildlife in America’s national parks. The authors are calling on the National Park Service to create a plan to prevent the predicted damage. Los Angeles Times

--Avital Binshtock


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