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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: February 8, 2010

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February 08, 2010

Daily Roundup: February 8, 2010

Climate Scientist Backlash: Experts who served on the U.N. climate change panel have spoken out to defend their 2007 report, which has been criticized for giving false information about glacier melt. Guardian

Iranian Uranium: Iran announced plans to enrich uranium to 20 percent, an amount beyond that needed for nuclear power. The U.S. and France called for tougher U.N. sanctions, though Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the door is still open for a nuclear deal. NPR

Palin Applauds Obama? During her highly anticipated speech at the first National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Sarah Palin briefly discussed energy policy, and gave kudos to Barack Obama for his mention of nuclear energy in last week's State of the Union address. Grist

New Climate Agency Proposed: The Obama administration hopes to launch a new government agency to oversee global-warming information, research, and education. Pending congressional approval, it could begin by the end of this year. Wall Street Journal

Audi's Green Buzz: Audi's one-minute Super Bowl ad, in which a band of "green police" arrest citizens for their bad eco-behavior, is creating controversy over its depiction of environmental activists.  USA Today

--Jessi Phillips


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