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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: January 25, 2010

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January 25, 2010

Daily Roundup: January 25, 2010

Slick Situation: This weekend in Port Arthur, Texas, 462,000 gallons of oil spilled when a barge collided with a tanker. So far, only 10 percent of the mess has been cleaned. Reuters and Treehugger

Hotness Scale:
NASA reported that 2009 tied four other recent years for being the second hottest year ever recorded; 2005 holds the No. 1 position. ENN

Green Apple?
Apple will introduce its tablet, likely to be called the iPad, on Wednesday. It’s expected to lead to the further decline of paper publishing. Apple is also reportedly researching how to green its products, starting, perhaps, with a solar-powered iPod. PCWorld and Gizmodo

State of Improvement: After heavy rains last week all over California, experts are working to determine whether the state’s drought has been eased. Also last week, California officials allotted $350 million in rebates to encourage residents to install solar water heaters. Los Angeles Times

Snakes off a Plane:
The federal government is moving to ban the import of some constrictor snake species, including python and anaconda, into the U.S. Green Inc. (NYT)

--Avital Binshtock

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