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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 4, 2010

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October 04, 2010

Daily Roundup: October 4, 2010

It's a Wrap: Today marks the conclusion of the Census of Marine Life, a 10-year inventory of the biodiversity of the world's oceans. The survey involved more than 2,000 scientists and more than 500 underwater expeditions, reveals the discovery of 6,000 new species and an estimated 750,000 undiscovered species. Scientific American

Work Faster: On the first day of resumed climate talks in Tianjin, China, the UN's climate-change chief urged countries to identify achievable goals before December. Yahoo!

The Waters Turn: Aid workers in Pakistan fear that as floodwaters turn stagnant, they could have more than 2 million cases of malaria on their hands in the coming months. Guardian

Disease Linked to Dirty Air: There is a strong correlation between adult diabetes and air pollution, according to new research. New York Times

Melting Ice Means Trouble for Walruses: Pacific walruses, mammals that depend on floating ice, have been showing up on beaches in Alaska and across the Bering Strait in Siberia. ENN

--Molly Oleson

 

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