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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: November 19, 2009

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November 19, 2009

Daily Roundup: November 19, 2009

Watch This: The California Energy Commission approved the nation’s first energy standards for new high-definition TVs to take effect in Jan. 2011. Los Angeles Times

Warming Worries: Melting ice is diluting the Arctic Sea and endangering sea life dependent on the water's minerals. Reuters

Snail Diet: A Nigerian nutritionist hopes to solve hunger in Africa by promoting a healthy diet of giant snails, currently an invasive species. The snails are more nutritious than (and supposedly taste better) than beef. Treehugger

Greening Baseball: A Maryland minor-league baseball team, the NightHawks, changed its name to the GreenHawks in order to promote a greener baseball team with eco-friendly sponsors and uniforms made of recycled materials. ENN

Fishy Situation: Efforts to stop overfishing in Kiribati, an island nation in the Pacific, by encouraging villagers to harvest coconuts have backfired. Coconut collectors earned so much money that they had more leisure time to fish. NPR

--Julie Littman


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