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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 19, 2009

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June 19, 2009

Daily Roundup: June 19, 2009

Under Pressure: The government of Cameroon has granted Wildlife Works, an environmental group, 30 days to create a conservation proposal for a tract of rainforest. If the group does not come up with an economically viable plan, the forest will be sold to loggers. Mongabay and Treehugger

New Cars on the Block: Nissan Motor Company has plans to build electric cars at its Smyrna, Tennessee plant. Reuters

Break It Down: Researchers in China have isolated a type of microbe with the ability to break down phthalates. The discovery has potential applications in wastewater treatment. Science Daily

Green Jobs: Two recent reports suggest that an annual $150 billion clean-energy investment by the federal government could create 1.7 million new jobs. GreenBiz and Green Inc.

Methane Happens: The House Appropriations Committee approved a $10.6 billion EPA spending bill with an added amendment that prevents the EPA from requiring factory farms to report greenhouse gas emissions. New York Times and Grist

--Della Watson

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