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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 9, 2009

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October 09, 2009

Daily Roundup: October 9, 2009

Please Relieve: During October, passengers on Japan's Nippon Airlines will be asked to use the restroom before boarding to reduce the amount of weight on the flight. Nippon Airlines hopes the one-month experiment will save about 5 tons of carbon emissions. Treehugger

Tough Sell: Chinese manufacturer Sichuan Tengzhong finalized its $150 million purchase of Hummer from General Motors. To seal the deal, China's regulators must be convinced of the brand's profitability and energy efficiency. Wall Street Journal

These Boots Are Made for Walking: The G-77 nations walked out of a meeting at U.N. climate talks in Bangkok, accusing the United States of attempting to destroy the Kyoto protocol. New York Times

Drama Down Under: Sea Shepard founder and "Whale Wars" star Paul Watson can't board his Australian-based ship until he satisfies new good-character requirements necessary for an Australian visa. Ecorazzi and Brisbane Times

Worth Going the Extra Mile: A new study by the Nature Conservancy found that serious hikers tend to support conservation organizations, but casual sightseers are less likely to give money to environmental groups. Science Daily

--Della Watson

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