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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 29, 2010

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October 29, 2010

Daily Roundup: October 29, 2010

Done Deal: Delegates from 193 countries at the U.N. Convention on Biodiversity agreed to protect 17% of the world's land and 10% of oceans by 2020. Yahoo! News

Spill the Beans: Beginning next year, the EPA will require polluting companies to disclose their emissions as part of an effort to crack down on the nation's biggest greenhouse-gas offenders. Corporations are protesting, arguing that making the data available would reveal company secrets. TreeHugger

Head Count: Octopus heads, considered by many Koreans to be nutritious, contain dangerous levels of cadmium, according to a study done by Seoul's city government. New York Times

No Comment: Safety officers from Massey Energy invoke their Fifth Amendment right, refusing to answer questions about the Raleigh County explosion that killed 29 miners in April. Charleston Gazette

High Speed at High Altitude: 3G towers have been installed near Mount Everest's base camp, granting explorers access to high-speed internet. Washington Post

--Molly Oleson

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