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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: February 18, 2009

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February 18, 2009

Daily Roundup: February 18, 2009

All Aboard: The economic-recovery bill signed yesterday puts $8 billion toward developing high-speed rail projects. Rahm Emanuel, who wants high-speed train development to be an administration legacy, was the chief bargainer. SustainableBusiness.com

Please Advise: Obama’s pick for chief science advisor, physicist and engineer John Holdren, has been confirmed. The Harvard professor has almost 40 years of experience working on energy and climate issues. Nature News

Greened Games: The U.N. declared that the $17 billion Beijing spent during the Olympics on greening efforts has resulted in significant and lasting gains. Scientific American

Too Much Sun: Experts predict that soon, the supply of solar-power products, such as panels, will way outweigh demand. Earth2Tech

Gobbled: A bird thought to be extinct was found in the Philippines. Then it was sold as food. National Geographic

--Avital Binshtock

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