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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 31, 2011

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August 31, 2011

Daily Roundup: August 31, 2011

iDontCare? Environmental groups in China are upset with Apple for not regulating its suppliers, who are allegedly filling the Asian nation with an unconscionable amount of pollution. Reuters

Otherworldly: Millions of pieces of space litter constantly circle Earth, but the U.S. is starting to look into how to manage the problem. In other space news, a newly discovered planet is thought to be the most Earthlike ever found (and maybe the most "unpoetically named" too). Scientific American and National Geographic

High Payoff: Protecting just 4% of the ocean could save almost 100% of marine mammal species, a new study says. ScienceDaily

Official Issue: Suriname created a government agency for dealing with climate change. Its neigbor, Guyana, has done the same. TreeHugger

Sundown: Solar-tech company Solyndra is filing for bankruptcy and firing 1,100 workers. GigaOm

--Avital Binshtock


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