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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 10, 2010

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August 10, 2010

Daily Roundup: August 10, 2010

Breathe Easier: The EPA, for the first time, will regulate soot and mercury emissions from cement plants. Miami Herald

Hypocritical Heating: Cleveland’s University Circle is known for its cutting-edge research and scientific accomplishments. But it's still dependent on burning 44,000 tons of coal for heating each year. The Plain Dealer

Dangerous Ground: Canada’s oil-sands mining operations are causing lead, mercury, arsenic, and other harmful substances to release into the ground in huge quantities. The Globe and Mail

Risky Business: While China’s economic growth has surged, its challenge now is to deal with the environmental consequences of focusing on rapid expansion rather than protection. USA Today

Home Sweet Home: By 2016, all new homes in the U.K. will get their power from green energy plants. The Independent

--Kristin Baldwin

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