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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: November 16, 2009

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November 16, 2009

Daily Roundup: November 16, 2009

Bait and Switch: After Chrysler took (and kept) $15.3 billion in taxpayer money for the purpose of producing electric vehicles, it scrapped its program to produce electric vehicles. About.com

Bye-Bye Bluefin:
A 40 percent decrease in bluefin tuna fishing was agreed upon in a deal brokered in Brazil. The move relieved Japan, which feared a complete trade ban, but upset environmentalists, who maintain that a complete trade ban is necessary to prevent the species from being fished to extinction. France 24 and Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Green Leader: Greenpeace has named its new head: Kumi Naidoo, a South African who has waged activist battles against apartheid and poverty. AP

Copenhagen Complacency:
Over the weekend, leaders of 44 nations convened, then decided and announced that there will be no climate-easing treaty in Copenhagen. Treehugger and Grist

Pachyderm Problem: The illegal trade of elephant ivory increased sharply this year, probably because perpetrators of the crime are getting more organized. WWF

--Avital Binshtock


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