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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: January 4, 2010

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January 04, 2010

Daily Roundup: January 4, 2010

Nickel Bag: Washington, D.C., is charging a five-cent fee on plastic and paper bags, which will fund efforts to clean up the Anacostia River. USA Today 

Buzz On: Beekeepers facing a loss of their hives because of colony collapse disorder are rejoicing as a judge bans the sale of the insecticide spirotetramat. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Both Sides Now: A South Dakota state representative wants a bill requiring schools to teach both sides of the global-warming issue. Rapid City Journal

The EPA Can Keep a Secret: Only a select few EPA employees know the names and properties of high-risk, widely available commercial chemicals. Washington Post

Don't Drink the Water: A ruptured pipeline leaked 150,000 liters of diesel oil into a tributary of China's Yellow River, a water source for millions. BBC News

--M. P. Klier

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