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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: January 29, 2010

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January 29, 2010

Daily Roundup: January 29, 2010

A Whale of a Problem: The U.S. Navy plans to build an "undersea warfare training range" near the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale's only known calving ground. Conservation groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the plan. ENS

Just Do It: President Obama ordered federal agencies to improve energy efficiency. The government aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2020. New York Times

They Fought the Law: Russian police raided the offices of Siberian-based Baikal Environmental Wave. The outspoken group recently challenged the government's decision to reopen a polluting paper mill on Lake Baikal, the deepest freshwater lake in the world. AFP and BBC

The Score: Iceland ranked first in the 2010 Environmental Performance Index, a report compiled by researchers at Yale and Columbia University. The United States ranked 61st. Christian Science Monitor

Seed Money: The U.S. Department of Energy will give Nissan a $1.4 billion loan to assist with the production of the LEAF electric car. Treehugger

--Della Watson

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