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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: January 19, 2010

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January 19, 2010

Daily Roundup: January 19, 2010

Think Again: The FDA is taking another look at BPA, the possible outcome of which would be to overturn the agency's 2008 ruling that the plastic-hardening chemical suspected of causing birth defects, cancer, heart disease, and other conditions, is safe. About.com Environmental Issues

Hard to Swallow: Because rising temperatures make tree leaves tougher to eat, climate change could mean extinction for leaf-eating primates, including gorillas. National Geographic

Slam Dunk for Sharks: NBA star Yao Ming has been campaigning against shark-hunting in his homeland of China. Now, anyone with $100 can sponsor a billboard that will show Ming’s face alongside a message discouraging people from eating shark-fin soup. Ecorazzi

Hola, Mundo:
Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said today that the climate treaty that couldn’t be reached in Copenhagen last year may be possible to achieve this year in Mexico City. Yahoo! News

Worrying Warning: At a Southern California nuclear power plant today, an emergency siren went off; it turned out to be a false alarm. San Diego Union-Tribune

--Avital Binshtock


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