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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: March 11, 2011

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March 11, 2011

Daily Roundup: March 11, 2011

Devastating: Japan was struck with the fifth-largest earthquake since 1900, which prompted a massive tsunami. The death toll is in the hundreds and expected to rise. New York Times

5,000 Miles Away: The quake-triggered tsunami emanated across the Pacific, prompting evacuations in Hawaii and Easter Island and damaging several Caliornia coastal cities. Guardian and San Francisco Chronicle

Solar Holy Grail: A Stanford University research team says they've reached a breakthrough in the realm of solar photovoltaics which may make the technology cheaper and more efficient. Huffington Post

Climate Denial: At a hearing sponsored by the House energy committee, scientists desperately tried to convince GOP members of the devastating threats posed by global warming. Wonk Room

Beware of Killer Shrimp: UK scientists fear that a crustacean species, which has a penchant for killing prey and then not eating it, is slowly invading the British Isles. Mother Nature Network

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