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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: November 17, 2009

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November 17, 2009

Daily Roundup: November 17, 2009

Super Powers: President Obama and China’s Hu Jintao, the leaders of the world’s two most polluting nations, agreed to share information about renewable-energy technologies and to work together to pursue efficiency and greener modus operandi. Treehugger and Dot Earth (NYT)

The Other Kind of Green:
More Americans would prefer that Obama focus on the economy rather than the environment, according to a new report. GreenBiz.com

Gassy Blip:
Fossil-fuel carbon emissions rose 2 percent last year to an all-time global high, which sounds like bad news –- and it is –- but it’s actually a decline over the average annual increase of 3.6 percent since 2000. Still, emissions in 2008 were 29 percent higher than they were in 2000. Yahoo! News

Electric Avenues:
Yesterday, executives from more than a dozen very large American companies launched a coalition to urge Congress to invest in electric cars. The goal? Fourteen million electric cars on the road by 2020, and more than 100 million by 2030. NPR

Bom Trabalho:
In anticipation of Copenhagen, and in hopes of getting developed nations to make similar vows, Brazil pledged to cut its emissions up to 42 percent, and to slash deforestation by 80 percent, by 2020. Guardian

--Avital Binshtock


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