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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 27, 2010

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May 27, 2010

Daily Roundup: May 27, 2010

Top Spill: Despite initial reports that the "top kill" efforts to cap the oil leak were working, BP halted their attempts today after noticing that drilling fluid was escaping along with the oil. New York Times

Drilling Deferred: Obama defended his administration's response to the oil disaster and ordered a six-month moratorium on new drilling permits for the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar suspended exploratory drilling off the Alaskan coast. New York Times and Los Angeles Times

LEEDing the Way: The U.S. Green Building Council expanded their LEED certification system to include large-scale green developments such as neighborhoods and campuses. ENN

South Seas Shake: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. A tsunami warning was issued but has since been canceled. San Francisco Chronicle

Foreboding Forecast: The NOAA predicts that this year's hurricane season, which begins next week, will be one of the most intense on record and may bringing as many as seven "major" hurricanes. Greenwire

--Sophie Matson

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