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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 24, 2009

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June 24, 2009

Daily Roundup: June 24, 2009

Green Giant: Sears Tower, the tallest building in the Western hemisphere, is scheduled for a $350 million green retrofit that could reduce the skyscraper's consumption of electricity by 80 percent and water by 40 percent. Reuters

Baby On Board: According to a recent report by the International Whaling Commission, over 25 percent of the whales killed this year by Japanese research vessels in Antarctic waters were pregnant. Science News

Go Fish: A new task force created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to create a cap-and-trade system for fisheries. Scientific American

Dirty Oil: Environmental groups launched a campaign to urge Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to halt permits for pipeline projects designed to import tar sands oil from Canada into the United States. Sierra Club

Switcheroo: Lawmakers have agreed to shift control of agriculture offset programs under the House climate bill from the EPA to the USDA. New York Times and Reuters

--Della Watson

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