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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 18, 2010

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June 18, 2010

Daily Roundup: June 18, 2010

Coal Tragedy: The death toll in Colombia after yesterday’s coal-mine blast is at 18 and continues to rise. New York Times

Cleaner Garbage: Alaska’s major trash-removal company is changing food grease (collected from more than 240 restaurants), into biodiesel to fuel its garbage trucks. Anchorage Daily News

Harsh Prediction: Humans "will become extinct, perhaps within 100 years" if we continue our current rate of consumption, warns Frank Fenner, a well-known scientist who has himself been around for almost a century. Daily Mail

Pan-African Plan: The Global Environment Facility has pledged $119 million to the “Great Green Wall” project, which aims to reforest Africa from west to east. The Age

Waste Not: A company called TerraCycle is rapidly gaining fame for turning trash into items such as kites, insulated coolers, and office supplies. Telegraph

--Kristin Baldwin

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