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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 16, 2009

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October 16, 2009

Daily Roundup: October 16, 2009

Greening the Red Light: The latest “industry” to go green? Why, none other than Germany’s brothels. They’re offering a €5 discount for clients who can prove they bicycled over. San Francisco Chronicle

In Other German News: Germany dominated the U.S. Solar Decathlon, though its government seems to be shying away from solar subsidies. Scientific American and Yahoo! News
 
Slow Return:
Almost two decades after Mexico outlawed killing sea turtles, the reptiles are back in healthy – though still vulnerable – droves. NPR

Seeding Hope:
Bill Gates has pledged $120 million to go toward green-farming efforts in Africa. Earth2tech

No Can Do: The EPA moved to deny a permit for America’s biggest mountaintop-removal coal mining site, in Logan County, West Virginia. Sierra Club

--Avital Binshtock

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