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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 18, 2009

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June 18, 2009

Daily Roundup: June 18, 2009

Organic Is In: Queen Elizabeth added an organic vegetable patch to the grounds of Buckingham Palace while Michelle Obama and a group of schoolchildren harvested lettuce and snap peas from the White House garden. Ecorazzi

Not Cool: Environmental groups criticized the American Clean Energy Leadership Act, a bill approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday. The energy bill's critics object to provisions that would allow offshore drilling and fund dirty energy. Grist and Sierra Club

Bird Alert: Nearly half of the Mediterranean gulls examined in a recent study were carrying some type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Science Daily

Mine Times: For the first time, the EPA declared a public health emergency under the 1980 Superfund act. The town of Libby, Montana, the site of a vermiculite mine contaminated with asbestos, will receive $6 million from the Department of Health and Human Services to treat residents. New York Times

Keeping Count: Deutsche Bank brought eco-awareness to New York's cityscape when it unveiled a large digital counter that tracks of the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. Environmental Capital

--Della Watson


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