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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 3, 2010

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Daily Roundup: August 3, 2010

No Deal: There will be no new climate treaty to follow the Kyoto Protocol at the Cancun-based U.N. summit at the end of this year. Reuters

Long Term Relationship: The U.N. and Ecuador set up a trust fund that will protect the Amazon reserve forever, which is home to indigenous tribes, thousands of tree species, and almost one billion barrels of oil. Guardian

BP's Preface: Even before the Gulf oil spill, BP was knowingly spewing carcinogens—“excess pollution,” reads the lawsuit—into the atmosphere, according to those affected by BP’s Texas City refinery. Reuters

Dirty Dealings: Despite an electronic waste export ban, Europe continues to dump its used electrical equipment in developing countries, poisoning employees who work at African and Asian recycling plants. BBC

National Treasure: Alaska’s Bristol Bay is facing a bleak future: hosting the largest open-pit mine in North America, which is being protested by commercial fishermen, tribal leaders, and environmentally-conscious citizens all over "The Last Frontier." Los Angeles Times

--Kristin Baldwin


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