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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 4, 2009

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August 04, 2009

Daily Roundup: August 4, 2009

Cash for Climate: A new study states that under the climate bill, the average American household would pay $142 more a year on energy in 2020, debunking claims that the bill would cost consumers thousands of extra dollars annually. Reuters

Light Plight: While LED lamps require less energy than standard light bulbs, critics argue that the energy used to create and dispose of LED’s is actually more. A new study disproves this assertion, affirming that LED’s are equally efficient and will be more so in the future. The New York Times

Freedom Summer: Seventeen percent of accredited summer camps in the U.S. now accommodate kids with special needs. These camps give children who suffer from amputations, cancer, and other disabilities a chance to enjoy the great outdoors. ABC News

Shrewd, Inc: The Oprah Magazine details ways in which we can change the world through altering our eating habits. Tips include buying locally grown food, going organic, and consuming less meat. O, The Oprah Magazine

Maybe She’s Born With It, Maybe It's Moroccan Cactus: Locals in Sbouya, Morocco are reaping the benefits of native cacti. The community has begun to sell the oils from the plants to pharmaceutical corporations and French cosmetic companies. BBC News

--Julia Gelbaum

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