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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: November 5, 2009

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November 05, 2009

Daily Roundup: November 5, 2009

Overcoming Opposition: Despite a boycott by seven Republican senators, the climate bill was passed under the leadership of Barbara Boxer and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. CBS

Food Frenzy:  The U.N.'s food agency says that low-carbon farming in developing nations could increase food yields while cutting emissions. However, farmers are limited by upfront costs. Reuters

Packing Light: In an effort to save steel and money, as well as to prevent waste, Sprint and Cadbury partnered to produce smaller, more environmentally friendly packaging for some of their products. GreenBiz.com

Significant Stimulus: The Department of Energy has supplied some $30 million in economic-stimulus money to renovate and increase efficiency for seven hydroelectric projects. Matter Network

TV Trauma: People in the U.K. worry about the environmental impact of TV disposal, after the switch to digital resulted in a 70 percent rise in dumped TVs over the last year. Treehugger

--Michael Mullaley

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