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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: March 29, 2010

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March 29, 2010

Daily Roundup: March 29, 2010

Good Grunge: Pearl Jam donated $210,000 to the Cascade Land Conservancy to plant roughly 33 acres of trees to offset emissions from the band's 2009 tour. Seattle Post Intelligencer

Plastic Impact: The EPA announced that it will investigate the environmental impacts of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical widely used in plastic. Meanwhile, the FDA is studying BPA's health impacts. NPR

Fishy Business: More than 2,000 Japanese suffering from Minamata disease, a neurological disorder linked to mercury pollution, agreed to a settlement deal in their lawsuit against the Japanese government and chemical company Chisso Corp. Associated Press

Save the Parks: Arizona citizens are raising money to keep their state parks open after severe budget cuts. A 76-year-old Texan donated $8000 to protect Arizona's Lost Dutchman State Park. A total of $25,000 is needed to save the park. Los Angeles Times

Another One Bites the Dust: Due to economic conditions, green-oriented social networking site Gaia.com will be shutting down. Ecorazzi

--Della Watson

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