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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 24, 2009

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September 24, 2009

Daily Roundup: September 24, 2009

“U.N.”-Inspiring News: A U.N. report notes that increased greenhouse-gas concentrations have led to droughts, glacier melts, and ocean acidification faster than previously thought, putting more emphasis on December's Copenhagen summit. Reuters

Drink Up: Several space probes have found evidence of water molecules on the moon’s surface, convincing scientists that the moon isn't as dry as it's "cracked” up to be. NPR

It’s Business Time: Walmart suppliers need to catch up on the work to return the 15-question assessment form detailing their carbon footprint and ethical business practices by Oct. 1, the first phase of Walmart’s Sustainability Index. GreenBiz.com

Denver Disgust: Denver has the highest greenhouse-gas emissions, says a study about how global cities are influenced by a variety of factors including climate, transportation, waste processing, and population density. Science Daily

Small Idea to Big Decision: San Jose’s decision to ban single-use plastic bags and provide paper bags for a fee in 2011 was inspired by Councilman Kansen Chu’s trip to China. San Jose Mercury News

--Michael Mullaley


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