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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: April 22, 2010

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April 22, 2010

Daily Roundup: April 22, 2010

Are We There Yet? Since the first Earth Day 40 years ago, great strides have been made in the U.S. with environmental issues like smog and water pollution. The remaining challenges, such as climate change, are harder to solve. The Times and Democrat

Power to the People: This week, more than 20,000 delegates from 129 countries are attending Bolivia’s International People’s Conference, the grassroots version of the U.N. meeting in Copenhagen last December. Guardian and ENS

Damming the Indigenous: Indigenous activists in Brazil plan to occupy the proposed site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam. When built, it will be the world's third largest dam, would flood 500 square kilometers of Amazon rainforest, and displace at least 30,000 families. Sydney Morning Herald

Our Worst Enemy: Responding to national-security threats posed by climate change, the U.S. military is taking drastic steps to reduce its dependence on oil and coal. Reuters

Bad Chemistry: A secretive group with ties to a European chemical firm has joined the oil and coal industries’ effort to stop the Obama administration from regulating greenhouse-gas emissions. Guardian

--Wendy Becktold

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