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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 29, 2009

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June 29, 2009

Daily Roundup: June 29, 2009

The Future's So Bright: The U.S. Interior Department identified 670,000 acres of federal land with potential for solar energy production. The department will now evaluate the environmental impact of solar development in these zones. Reuters

No Coal: The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by EnviroPower to build a coal plant in Illinois. Illinois Sierra Club

The Power of Money: A new study suggests that states that spend more money to enforce environmental laws will have faster compliance results. Houston Chronicle

Don't Shoot: A legal loophole that allowed American trophy hunters the right to kill three species of endangered African animals was closed following a federal judge's ruling. The scimitar-horned oryx, the addax, and the dama gazelle are now protected from sport hunting. 60-Second Science

Copycats: Peer pressure may aid the environmental movement; a recent study found that subjects were more likely to join a green initiative if their neighbors were enrolled in the program. MSU News

--Della Watson

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