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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: January 5, 2011

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January 05, 2011

Daily Roundup: January 5, 2011

How Big? Claims that the Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of Texas are exaggerated, according to a new study, which puts the new estimate at 1% of Texas. The Oregonian

That's Right: Conservative and Republican scientists are starting to speak out about their belief in climate change. Los Angeles Times

Burned Out: No new coal plant has been built in the U.S. for two years. Washington Post

Please Please: Paul McCartney asked India, a country where more than 40% of the population is vegetarian, to declare a national vegetarian day. TreeHugger

Cooled Interest: Media coverage of climate issues hit a five-year low in 2010. Daily Climate

--Avital Binshtock

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