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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: March 25, 2009

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March 25, 2009

Daily Roundup: March 25, 2009

Big Win for Wilderness: The U.S. House of Representatives passed what Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope calls "the biggest public lands bill in decades." The historic bill protects over two million acres of wilderness. Sierra Club

Oil Spill Aftermath: Scientists say no calves have been born to an unlucky pod of killer whales in Prince William Sound since the Exxon Valdez spill 20 years ago. Seven whales remain in the pod; the whales are genetically different from other killer whales in the region and produce unique songs. Wired

Not It: President Obama's nominee for deputy administrator of the EPA, Jon Cannon, withdrew his name from consideration over scrutiny of America's Clean Water Foundation, the nonprofit organization where Cannon had served on the board of directors. New York Times

Buying Orange: San Francisco's reverse-boycott phenomenon, the "Carrotmob," has gone bicoastal. The Charleston, South Carolina, Green Drinks group will form their first conscientious shopping mob on April 11. Charleston Regional Business Journal

On the Pill: Forestry officials are using birth control pellets to manage gerbil populations in the ecologically sensitive Xinjiang region of China. BBC

--Della Watson

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