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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: April 9, 2009

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April 09, 2009

Daily Roundup: April 9, 2009

Green Eggs: The White House will provide kids with an eco-friendly souvenir at its annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday. Washington Wire

Tops On: The EPA put three more mountaintop-removal mining permits on hold. New York Times

Speed Racer: The federal government is speeding up plans buy 17,600 fuel-efficient vehicles from American automakers--$285 million in stimulus funds have been allocated for the purchase. CNN

Hot Corn: A new report by Environment America predicts that global warming will reduce corn yields by 3 percent in the Midwest and the South. Los Angeles Times

Poop, Plant, Power: Scientists have high hopes for duckweed, a small flowering plant that thrives on animal waste and can be turned into ethanol. Wired

--Della Watson

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