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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 19, 2009

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October 19, 2009

Daily Roundup: October 19, 2009

In Need of Trees: Destruction of Kenya's Mau Forest has exacerbated the region's severe drought. Associated Press

Coal Digger: According to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, the "hidden costs" of coal plants amount to more than $62 billion each year. Treehugger

Help Wanted: Lawmakers and advocacy groups are urging the Obama administration to nominate someone to fill the vacant EPA inspector general position. New York Times

The Rules: Michigan became the 19th state to regulate mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. Michigan News

The Sea Around Us: The Monterey Bay Aquarium released a "Super Green List" of fish that are sustainable, high in omega-3s, and contain low levels of contaminants. Washington Post and Monterey Bay Aquarium

--Della Watson

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