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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: July 20, 2009

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July 20, 2009

Daily Roundup: July 20, 2009

Friends with Vehicles: General Motors launched ChevroletVoltage.com, a social networking Web site dedicated to its upcoming plug-in electric hybrid vehicle, the Volt. Treehugger

Trash Backlash: Brazil fined three companies that imported around 1,600 tons of garbage falsely declared as plastic cargo from Great Britain. Reuters

Hands Off: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ordered a temporary freeze on new uranium mining claims in federal lands near the Grand Canyon. Washington Post and Sierra Club

This Is Your Brain on Pollution: A new study shows that prenatal exposure to high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons is correlated with lower IQ scores in childhood. Science Daily

No Promises: Jairam Ramesh, India's environment minister, told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that India would not agree to any "legally binding emissions reductions targets." New York Times and CNN

--Della Watson

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