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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: February 18, 2010

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February 18, 2010

Daily Roundup: February 18, 2010

Green Tea: Tetley, the world’s second biggest tea company, plans to source all its tea from Rainforest Alliance-certified farms by 2016. Every day, 75 million cups of Tetley tea are consumed. Reuters

Dirty Trillions:  A U.N. study says that the world’s largest companies were responsible for about $2.2 trillion in damage to the environment in 2008. Greenhouse-gas emissions accounted for more than half of the total. Guardian

Bye-Bye Boer: Yvo de Boer, the U.N. official who led contentious international climate-change negotiations for four years, will resign his post in July. Los Angeles Times

Primate Plight: Nearly half of the world’s 634 primate species are in danger of extinction due to poaching, the illegal wildlife trade, and destruction of tropical forests, according to a report issued today. Environmental News Service

Counting on the Courts: Industry groups, conservative think tanks, lawmakers, and three states have filed challenges to the EPA's "endangerment" finding for greenhouse gases. They argue that EPA regulations will harm the economy. EPA officials respond that they are required by law to begin regulating emissions. New York Times

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