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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: April 30, 2010

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April 30, 2010

Daily Roundup: April 30, 2010

Dark Day for Wildlife: The BP oil spill has hit shore and quintupled its output to release more than 210,000 gallons per day, endangering hundreds of Gulf Coast species. At this rate, the spill may become bigger than the one caused by the Exxon Valdez. Huffington Post

Silver Lining: The White House suspended all new offshore drilling projects while experts investigate the disaster. Sierra Club

In Related News:
The Obama administration approved America’s first offshore wind farm. Some nonprofits threatened to sue, however, claiming the project will harm marine life and trade. Ecorazzi and National Geographic

Atmospheric Matters: The three major North American nations submitted a proposal to better protect the ozone layer using the Montreal Protocol to restrict hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a potent group of greenhouse gases. Department of State

Full Disclosure: The EPA introduced a searchable database to allow public access to toxicity testing results on hundreds of chemicals. EPA

--Avital Binshtock


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