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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 30, 2011

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August 30, 2011

Daily Roundup: August 30, 2011

Primate in Peril: Scientists discovered a new species of monkey. It lives in a heavily logged part of the Amazon rainforest. WWF

Auf Wiedersehen: Germany shut down eight of its 17 nuclear reactors in a period of days, paving a path for renewables but raising the possibility of blackouts. New York Times

Here Today: U.S. scientists identified the first new American bird species in 30 years. Unfortunately, the tiny seabird may already be going extinct. National Geographic

Deep Deal: The Russian state oil company, Rosneft, announced a partnership with ExxonMobil. The two will soon begin drilling in the deep waters of the Arctic. Reuters

Rainmakers: Swiss researchers created water droplets by firing lasers into the sky. The scientists claim that the technology may soon be used to create rainstorms. Guardian

--Colin Griffin

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