Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53827
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2010/5/11-26 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:53827 Activity:nil
5/11    "UN fears 'irreversible' damage to natural environment" - Yahoo! News:
        http://www.csua.org/u/qql
        "The report argued that biodiversity was a core concern for society
        that would help tackle poverty and improve health, meriting as much
        attention as the economic crisis for only a fraction of the cost of
        recent financial bailouts."
        \_ Green guilt is the new white guilt.
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12/3    

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