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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: April 26, 2010

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April 26, 2010

Daily Roundup: April 26, 2010

Engulfed in Oil: The BP drilling rig that exploded and sank last week in the Gulf of Mexico is spilling 42,000 gallons of oil per day, a slick which now covers more than 1,800 square miles and is heading toward the coast. If it hits land, it could poison hundreds of miles of beaches and wetlands, and the species that depend on them, from Louisiana to Florida. Eleven of the rig’s workers are presumed dead. NPR and New York Times

Detaining the Climate Bill:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he would pull out of efforts to pass the climate-change legislation he co-wrote unless the Senate prioritizes that bill ahead of one about immigration reform. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), also a co-author, said that the climate bill would still be presented “sometime soon.” Huffington Post

Powerful Solar:
Israel’s air force is pursuing energy independence by installing solar-power plants at all of its bases. Globes Online

Electric Promise: Indonesia’s president pledged to make his nation the world leader in using geothermal energy. His country, with more than 200 volcanoes, sits atop about 40 percent of the world's underground heat-energy potential. Yahoo! News

Lighting the White House: A campaign is afoot to equip the White House with solar panels; a company called Sungevity is offering to install them. Ecorazzi

--Avital Binshtock

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