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The Green Life: Daily Roundup

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October 30, 2008

Daily Roundup

Get Smart: Denmark's tax exemption for electric cars has lured Mercedes-Benz to start selling electric Smart cars there. Another score for happy Danes. Cleantech Group

Vamoose, VCR: Time to clean out the basement, closet, or other black hole of obsolete electronics. Panasonic plans to roll out a new electronics take-back program in 10 states next month and in all 50 within three years. CNET

Cool Running: The New York City marathon will tread a bit lighter on the planet this year, with pedicabs shuttling spectators from First to Fifth Avenue and biodiesel generators providing power at the finish line. NYT: City Room

Vegan World: November 1 is World Vegan Day, our cue to brush up on the history of the meatless, dairyless, honeyless lifestyle from Pythagoras to Moby. Time

Cleantech Cleans Up: Venture capital investment in the green technology sector hit a record $1.6 billion in the third quarter of 2008. What credit crunch? Forbes

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