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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: July 13, 2009

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July 13, 2009

Daily Roundup: July 13, 2009

Why, No: Rhino poaching is approaching its highest levels in more than a decade, reports the WWF. Asian demand is fueled in particular because of Chinese medicine. Scientific American

SF Goes Local: San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom ordered all his city’s departments to determine which local lands can be used for community gardens, and decreed that all food served at city functions be grown locally and sustainably. GreenBiz.com

Africa --> Europe: Plans have begun for a $500+ billion project to transport solar energy from Africa to Europe, enough to possibly provide 15 percent of the northern continent's electricity by 2050. ENN and Wall Street Journal

Toxic Crop: Carbon pollution is making cassavas, one of Africa's most important drought-resistant foods, poisonous. NewScientist

For Small Fryes:
Soleil Moon Frye, the actress known for her childhood role as Punky Brewster (and now of Twitter fame), has launched a new eco-friendly children’s clothing line. Ecorazzi

--Avital Binshtock

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