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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: February 26, 2010

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February 26, 2010

Daily Roundup: February 26, 2010

Phish Tales: The Twitter account of the British secretary for energy and climate change was hacked during a recent wave of phishing attacks.  Sophos

Downgraded: The former lead singer of the band Midnight Oil, Peter Garrett, was demoted from his position as Australia's environment minister because of his involvement in a home insulation program that has been linked to four deaths and more than 90 fires. BBC

Comeback Kid: Environmental activist and former White House green czar Van Jones was awarded the NAACP President's Award. Sierra Club and Washington Post

Applause: The AUG/Living Goods App, which helps shoppers access product information, won this year's annual Greener Gadgets design competition. Treehugger and Inhabitat

Sun for Sale: California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that raises the amount of electricity utilities are required to buy from the solar-panel owners. Los Angeles Times and Sunpluggers

--Della Watson

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