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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: March 26, 2009

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March 26, 2009

Daily Roundup: March 26, 2009

Cold Claim: A Kremlin representative says Russia is "not going to stand still" regarding the extraction of natural resources in the Arctic. Russia is currently drafting legislation that would give the country more control over Arctic sea routes. Reuters

April Fools: British comedian Dan Power released a new single to raise awareness for "Energy Wasting Day," on April 1st. Treehugger

Slime Time: Nickelodeon will honor Leonardo DiCaprio at the television network's annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 28. The actor will receive a "Green Apple Award" for his environmental efforts. Ecorazzi

Woe Is Wood: A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warns that the economic recession may harm forests as consumers opt for cheaper wood rather than supporting sustainable forestry. Inhabitat

Where's the Beef? Although federal law requires food distributors and manufacturers to keep track of the sources, recipients, and transporters of their goods, 59 percent of food businesses were unable to provide investigators with that information, said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's inspector general. 60-Second Science

--Della Watson

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