Green news for the New Year

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2009 was a major turning point for news. A critical mass of people have started asking for the green angle behind every story, and asking for more from our politicians, companies, and co-workers. Even as newspapers cut staff, they hired or reassigned editors and writers for their Environmental News sections.

Increased awareness is good, especially when it brings policy changes. There were some major environmental success stories this year. For instance, Brown pelicans were taken off of the endangered species list and the first extinct species was brought back to life using cloning. California passed a law encouraging energy efficient TV sets, and propane based freezers are finally hitting the market as an alternative to ozone damaging HCFCs.

What piece of environmental news do you find most exciting? Please share your good news and let us know what you’ll be working on in 2010!