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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: December 21, 2009

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December 21, 2009

Daily Roundup: December 21, 2009

A Glint of Hope: Hopes for finding water elsewhere in space increased after NASA released a photo today taken by the Cassini Spacecraft, showing sun reflecting off of a lake from Saturn’s moon Titan. ENN

Two Degrees Too Many: Leaf-eating monkey populations in Africa are most threatened by extinction from a two-degree Celsius increase in global mean temperature, according to a paper published by Animal Behaviour. ScienceDaily

British Boiling Point: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is furious at the way the Copenhagen summit concluded, citing that a handful of countries hindered a climate deal. Reuters

Robots to the Rescue: Experts part of the Robotic Rehabilitation of Aging Water Pipelines project are working on developing robots that could help repair over two million miles of aging US water pipes, a project that could save $245 billion dollars. Treehugger

LED-ing by Example: With LEDs using up to 90 percent less energy and lasting 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, interest in the bulbs have increased significantly and it has been estimated LED holiday light strings could account for 25-50 percent of total holiday light sales this year. Green Inc.

--Michael Mullaley


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