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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: November 30, 2010

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November 30, 2010

Daily Roundup: November 30, 2010

Chemicalgate? Greenpeace has accused several major chemical companies and their public-relations firms of corporate espionage, unlawful entry, and theft of thousands of confidential documents. Washington Post

Money Talks: Many energy utlities across the nation are switching to gas-powered plants as an alternative to coal-fired plants; the latter require updates that would be too expensive in the face of new environmental regulations. New York Times

Amazon Desert? Weather changes have are leaving South American rivers lower, and its forests more barren. Scientists predict that this will become more common as the effects of climate change continue to take hold. Reuters

Fertilizing Destruction? Miners in Florida are at odds with environmental groups, who argue that the cost to wetlands from phosphate mining (to make fertilizer) is greater than the benefits of job creation. Wall Street Journal

Dirty Shame: A new oil market from Madagascar oil sands, considered one of the dirtiest and cheapest energy sources, has environmentalists protesting and investors salivating. Guardian

--Ronny Smith


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