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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 24, 2010

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August 24, 2010

Daily Roundup: August 24, 2010

Plastic Mystery: Scientists are crediting the decrease in the amount of plastic in the North Atlantic garbage patch to animals eating it, and to the plastic pieces breaking down. National Geographic

MisLEEDing Info: A LEED-certified building in Salem, Oregon has been declared "structurally unsound" and will be closed within 30 days. ENN

Wilting Over: Drought caused by climate change is decreasing plant productivity around the world for the first time in decades, new research shows. New York Times 

Silver Lining:
Environmental groups say the BP disaster has dramatically increased national awareness and funding of the region's environmental issues, so that more of Louisiana's coastline could possibly be restored than was destroyed. Times-Picayune

Gaining Momentum: The Oxford Dictionary added "carbon capture and storage" and "geoengineering" to its latest edition. Grist

--Allison McCann 

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