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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 25, 2009

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September 25, 2009

Daily Roundup: September 25, 2009

Pass or Fail? Three Iowa universities will begin testing groundwater at the site where coal ash produced by the schools is dumped. Iowa Independent

The Color of Money: A new investment fund, sponsored by Living Cities and Green for All, will finance projects such as energy-saving retrofits for buildings. Green Inc.

Deeper Pockets: The U.S. Senate approved substantial budget increases for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department. Associated Press

Bring Your Own Bag: Ireland's Department of the Environment announced plans to double its tax on plastic shopping bags. Boston Globe

Bright Idea: The California Public Utilities Commission approved an ambitious energy conservation plan, allocating $3.1 billion for efficiency programs. Reuters and NRDC

--Della Watson

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