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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 22, 2010

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June 22, 2010

Daily Roundup: June 22, 2010

Simian Coup: A ten-year study of Ugandan chimps revealed the animals' tendency to wage war on neighboring chimp communities to expand their territory. New York Times

Vote of Conservation:
A Senate committee approved a set of preservation-oriented bills; one will establish a protected area of nearly 50 square miles in western Oregon. Greenwire

Kingly Charity: Larry King’s telethon raised $1.8 million in aid for the Gulf oil disaster. Celebrity participants included Ryan Seacrest, Cameron Diaz, Sting, and Deepak Chopra. Ecorazzi

Backing BP: At an oil-industry conference in London, execs from several companies called on Obama to lift the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. San Francisco Chronicle

Dead Wood: Despite a logging ban in Madagascar, poachers continue to cut timber from a national park in the island nation’s northwest. Authorities believe the shipments of rare, highly-coveted rosewood are headed for China. Mongabay

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