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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 1, 2010

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June 01, 2010

Daily Roundup: June 1, 2010

Tougher Approach: Obama announced that BP will face criminal investigation after the Deepwater Horizon disaster last month, which killed 11 people and continues to destroy coastal ecosystems. Sierra Club and Telegraph

Restricted Resources: In the face of worldwide food shortages, limited natural resources, and decreasing availability of many minerals, some countries are beginning to restrict exports and stockpile materials. Guardian

Apple a Day? According to a recent study, the “Dirty Dozen” are 12 fruits and vegetables (including potatoes, strawberries, and apples) that, when non-organic, contain 47 to 67 pesticides per serving. CNN

Hatched Plan: At least 15 bald eagles have hatched this year on the Channel Islands, bringing the species to their highest population count in 50 years. The recovery effort, which began in 2002, is funded by the chemical companies that caused the decline by dumping pesticides. Los Angeles Times

"Benign by Design": "Green chemistry" is a new realm focused on eliminating toxins and other harmful byproducts created during manufacturing processes. This mindset, dubbed “benign by design,” is motivated by the Senate’s proposed Safe Chemicals Act. Scientific American

--Kristin Baldwin

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