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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: April 12, 2010

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April 12, 2010

Daily Roundup: April 12, 2010

Strategy Snafu: A confidential document left on a European computer revealed the Obama administration's communication strategy leading up to the next U.N. climate negotiations in Cancun this November. Guardian

Bull's Eye for Target: Target will install recycling centers in front of each of its 1,740 U.S. locations. The centers will not only accept aluminum, glass, and plastic containers, but also e-waste, plastic bags, and printer cartridges. ENN

Crisis Averted: Australian authorities have successfully refloated the Chinese coal ship that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef last week. Grist

Fading Forests: Mountaintop-removal coal mining, the timber industry, and suburban sprawl are responsible for a 3.7 million hectare decline in eastern U.S. forest area since the early 1970s, according to a new study. Mongabay and ENN

Action Lacked: A recent Gallup poll revealed that, despite continued growth of the environmental movement, the rates at which Americans participate in eco-friendly activities such as recycling and saving energy have not increased over the past decade. TreeHugger

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