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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 14, 2009

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May 14, 2009

Daily Roundup: May 14, 2009

Tech Overload: The increasing amount of power consumed by electronic devices (including cell phones, iPods, and TVs) may undermine efforts to fight climate change, warns a recent International Energy Agency report. Examiner

From TVA to EPA: The Environmental Protection Agency has taken control of cleanup efforts near Kingman Power Plant, the site of a December coal ash spill. United Press International

Growing Superbugs: Compared with samples taken upstream, water samples collected downstream from wastewater-treatment plants contained more antibiotic-resistant bacteria, report Michigan researchers. Science Daily

Last-Minute Land Grab: Countries rushed to stake seabed claims with the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf by yesterday's 10-year deadline. The commission, created by the U.N. Law of the Sea treaty, will determine the nations' right to exploit natural resources located beyond 200 nautical miles offshore. Scientific American

Drinking the Ocean: Regulators approved plans for what will be the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere, which is slated for construction near San Diego, California. Reuters

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