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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: February 22, 2010

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February 22, 2010

Daily Roundup: February 22, 2010

Fishy Refusal: Japan plans to ignore any ban emplaced on the fishing and trading of bluefin tuna, even if the initiative comes from the U.N.; the nation consumes about 80 percent of the bluefin tuna caught in the Mediterranean Sea. New York Times

Secondhand Smog: A new study says that ozone pollution produced in Asia is wafting over to the U.S., making it harder for Americans to keep their air clean. Kansas City Star

3 R’s – Plus an E:
California approved a new environment-centric curriculum. Beginning this spring, elementary through high school students will get an environmental education during science and history classes. Teachers will have free online access to the curriculum. About.com

Cleaning Time:
Yesterday, the EPA unveiled a five-year, $475-million restoration plan to clean the Great Lakes of pollution and invasive species including Asian carp. The plan will require annual progress reports to determine whether adequate progress is being made. Los Angeles Times

Blue-Rave:
Further crystallizing Avatar’s strong environmental message, director James Cameron says that the DVD and Blu-ray of the smash-hit film will be released on Earth Day, April 22. Ecorazzi

--Avital Binshtock

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