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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

Daily Roundup: October 30, 2009

Lost Song: Canadian folk singer Taylor Mitchell died after a coyote mauling. Two coyotes attacked the 19-year-old while she was hiking alone in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Wend and Christian Science Monitor

Toon Time: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society captain Paul Watson said in a statement that "being lampooned on South Park is hardly something to complain about," because the recent cartoon episode raised awareness about "the dolphin and whale slaughter" he hopes to stop. Ecorazzi

Party Poopers: Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee announced they will boycott a markup of the climate bill. Politico and New York Times

Too Hot to Handle: Earthjustice and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the California Fish and Game Commission for failing to protect the heat-sensitive American pika. New York Times

Big Mess: A ship carrying raw phosphates, fuel, and diesel sank in a whale reproduction and migratory zone off the coast of Madagascar. The toxic spill resulted in whale deaths, a fishing ban, and respiratory and skin problems for people living in the area. Treehugger

--Della Watson

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