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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 18, 2010

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August 18, 2010

Daily Roundup: August 18, 2010

Better Late Than Never: The EPA announced an agreement to ban aldicarb, the pesticide that sickened 2,000 people in 1985 when California watermelons contained the chemical. Environmental Health News

Cape Crisis: Nitrogen leaking out of Cape Cod’s septic system is suffocating marine life and vegetation in saltwater ponds and estuaries. New York Times

Clear the Air: Urban air pollution can cause Type 2 diabetes in the elderly, according to a German study. ScienceNews

Water, Water Everywhere: The unprecedented disaster in Pakistan – far too much rain – has caused a flood the size of England. ABC News

Sustainable School: After a tornado devastated a Kansas town, the community there is coming together again with the opening of a platinum LEED-certified school building. Kansas City Star

--Kristin Baldwin

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