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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 21, 2010

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June 21, 2010

Daily Roundup: June 21, 2010

Bleeding Red: To date, BP has spent $2 billion responding to its oil disaster. Meanwhile, an offshore platform in Egypt started gushing oil into protected, life-filled parts of the Red Sea. A source said that it started days ago and “the companies responsible didn't notify anyone.” Bloomberg and AFP

Lost Livelihoods:
The most recent estimates state that 1 million jobs could be lost because of the massive oil slick tarnishing the Gulf of Mexico. TreeHugger

The Supreme Court overturned a lower court's decision in a move that will allow Monsanto to continue selling pesticide-resistant alfalfa seeds. It was the high court’s first-ever ruling regarding genetically modified foods. Greenwire

Local Earnings:
The Department of Energy is awarding more than $60 million to 20 communities that are pursuing sustainable-energy projects. Matter Network

A Flighty Wind:
Hurricane Celia, the first Pacific hurricane of this year’s season, is strengthening near Acapulco, Mexico, to 80 miles per hour, but isn’t expected to hit land or to affect oil-export facilities. Reuters

--Avital Binshtock


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