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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 24, 2011

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May 24, 2011

Daily Roundup: May 24, 2011

Setting the Record Straight: Conservation International's CEO responded to a video and article produced by impersonators pretending to seek CI's help to improve Lockheed Martin's eco-image. Peter Seligmann's rebuttal says that CI often and openly works with companies: "Our engagement with corporations is a pragmatic effort to create positive change by improving business practices, helping them lessen their environmental impact, and incorporating environmental protection and improvements to human well-being into corporate decision-making. It is not a blessing or stamp of approval." His full response is at Huffington Post.

 Give a Little, Get a Lot: The planned U.S. smart grid will cost $476 billion, but over 20 years, should save $2 trillion in energy costs. Reuters

Greenpeace in Greenland: After sending two ships to the North Sea to protest Arctic drilling, Greenpeace is now engaged in a "tense" standoff with the Danish Navy. Guardian

Golden State: California's state assembly voted to ban shark-fin soup and baby-bottle BPA. San Francisco Chronicle and NBC

Silenced: Rainforest activists José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife Maria do Espírito Santo were murdered today near their home in Brazil, where they fought illegal logging. TreeHugger

--Rosie Spinks and Christa Morris


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