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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 25, 2010

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May 25, 2010

Daily Roundup: May 25, 2010

What a Job: A new Interior Department report alleges that the federal officials assigned to monitor drilling in the Gulf of Mexico regularly accepted gifts from friends at oil companies and, while at work, took illegal drugs and viewed pornography. New York Times

Salt on a Wound? BP’s use of potentially toxic chemical dispersants – 830,000 gallons so far – to break up the oil it spilled has become a topic of much debate, as well as a point of contention between the federal government and the oil giant. Greenwire

Innocent Victims: Wildlife officials report that more than 300 birds, almost 200 turtles, and 19 dolphins have died so far as a result of BP's oil disaster. Of the oiled birds found, 31 have survived thanks to rescue attempts. Scientific American

In the Green: A new survey of executives at corporations with revenues of at least $1 billion indicates that 70 percent of them plan to increase spending on environmental initiatives within the next two years. Reuters

Piscine Profits: New research out of Kenya suggests that closing fisheries and regulating the use of fishing gear, such as nets, can actually result in more profitable catches that raise the overall income of those who make their living by fishing. ENN

--Avital Binshtock

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