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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: December 6, 2010

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December 06, 2010

Daily Roundup: December 6, 2010

Open Wide: North of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the small beachfront town of Atafona, whose picturesque properties are suffering from one small issue: They're being swallowed by the Atlantic Ocean. TreeHugger

What About Rob? Alberta's environment minister, Rob Renner, is going to Cancun to explain Canada's position on oil sands. He may become the object of ridicule in the process. Winnipeg Free Press

Red in the Face: A state representative from Arkansas recently introduced a bill to ban plastic bags from supermarkets. Not bad — for a republican. Blue Arkansas

Heavy Metal: Many adventurers trying to conquer Mount Everest drink the plentiful snow to stay alive. Now that snow has proven to be rife with cadmium and arsenic. Washington Post

Chemical Burn: Greenpeace is claiming that chemical companies Dow Chemical and Sasol sent private investigation firms after them to "surveil, infiltrate, and steal."  Greenpeace

--Justin Klugh

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