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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 19, 2010

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May 19, 2010

Daily Roundup: May 19, 2010

Mind the Cap: Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) blocked Democrats' attempts to increase the liability cap for oil-spill cleanup from $75 million to $10 billion. Los Angeles Times

Pushing Boundaries: The NOAA further extended the no-fishing zone in the Gulf of Mexico to reflect predictions that oil may soon enter the Gulf Stream Loop Current. ENN

Disappearing Jobs: A new report suggests that, if current outsourcing trends continue, the U.S. could lose 250,000 clean-energy jobs by 2030. ENN

Cash for Chlorophyll: Norway plans to provide Indonesia with as much as $1 billion to help reduce deforestation, forest degradation, and associated greenhouse-gas emissions. Mongabay

Polluting Plant: Researchers from the National Academy of Sciences found that kudzu, a plant native to Asia but invasive in the southeastern U.S., may increase ozone pollution levels. BBC News

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