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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 25, 2010

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October 25, 2010

Daily Roundup: October 25, 2010

What Can Brown Do For You? Creating renewable energy from methane in cow manure has led to another problem for California dairy farms: smog, which is strictly regulated by state air pollution laws. NPR

Caribbean Pandemic: An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 Haitians and claimed 250 lives, posing a serious threat to the 1.3 million earthquake survivors still living in tented camps. BBC News

"Great" Expectations: A new report shows that BP and other big CO2-emitting European companies have contributed substantial funding to climate-change-denying Tea Party candidates in the 2010 midterm elections. The Guardian

Reappearing Act: Scientists conducting research in the Gulf of Mexico have found much oil residue on the ocean floor in a 140-mile radius around the Macondo Well, refuting claims that the spilled oil has largely disappeared from the Gulf. USA Today

Climate Victims: Holland Island is the latest Chesapeake Island to disappear under the Bay, where rising ocean levels, prompted by glacial melting and climate change, have all but erased life on the islands, and the islands themselves. Washington Post

--Ronny Smith


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