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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 12, 2010

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October 12, 2010

Daily Roundup: October 12, 2010

World Hypocrisy: The World Bank is under new pressure for funding immense, greenhouse-gas-spewing projects in developing nations, just two years after announcing that global warming is a major threat to those same nations' development. New York Times

Back from the Dead: Thanks to the Elizabeth River Project, one part of the notoriously polluted Chesapeake River is thriving again, giving hope to other toxic river cleanup efforts. The Virginian-Pilot

Red vs. Green: With Republicans poised for big gains in the November 2 mid-term elections, climate legislation could see major setbacks or reversals. Reuters

Toxic Persecution: France's Roma population, following hundreds of years of persecution and a recent Sarkozy-led "crackdown," are being forced to scavenge through toxic e-waste to fend off acute poverty. The Ecologist

Sketchy Czech: Pollution sites in the Czech Republic are being called "ticking time bombs" by experts, and could cause environmental disaster on the scale of Hungary's toxic spill last week. Prague Daily Monitor

--Ronny Smith

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