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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 16, 2009

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September 16, 2009

Daily Roundup: September 16, 2009

Don’t Deceive: The FTC is starting to take greenwashing more seriously, and is devoting more resources to pursue legal action against companies who make misleading environmental claims about their products. Environmental Science & Technology

Hot Tub:
Globally, the seas were warmer last month than in any month since such records started being kept, in 1880. Dot Earth (NYT)

Raw Deal:
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger agrees that his state’s electric utilities should get at least a third of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. But he doesn’t think it needs to be produced locally, angering those working toward creating California jobs. Los Angeles Times

Poor Pachyderms: Due to Kenya’s worst drought in more than a decade, plus poaching, many of the African nation’s elephants have died. National Geographic

Tasty and Green:
A new green certification standard for restaurants has been approved and will serve to affirm that foodservice operations reduce waste, purchase responsibly, conserve water and energy, and generally leave as little impact as possible. GreenBiz.com

--Avital Binshtock


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