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The Green Life: Daily Roundup

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January 14, 2009

Daily Roundup

Go, Joe: Senator Lieberman reintroduced the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness bill to protect that region from oil and gas development. Alaska’s senator, Mark Begich, is opposed. Grist

Admit It: During a Supreme Court hearing on Monday, Justice Souter asked a laywer representing mining company Coeur Alaska, Inc: “But it's going to kill every living creature in the lake, right?” The answer: “Yes, it is, Justice Souter.” Common Tragedies

Hear This: The Navy is now allowed to use sonar in Hawaiian waters as long as they try to protect marine animals from the harmful sound waves. The Navy said marine life might still get killed. L.A. Times

Nothing To Sneeze At: The University of Florida banned Kleenex tissues from campus stores, since Kimberly-Clark makes them with virgin fiber, much of it from ancient boreal forest. Greenpeace

Not Smart: In Australia, fish larvae near a macadamia nut farm have two heads. Scientists blame pesticides. Scientific American

--Avital Binshtock


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