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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 20, 2010

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August 20, 2010

Daily Roundup: August 20, 2010

Watch Out Oil: The government's new energy division has budgeted $400 million over two years to research new renewable-fuel technologies. New York Times

Trouble in Texas: A malfunction at BP's largest operating refinery in Texas City exposed workers and community members to more than 500,000 pounds of toxic chemicals over 40 days. Texas Tribune

Wind in the Works: Tribal members of the Campo Kumeyaay Nation are working to build their second wind farm in desert mountains near San Diego to provide city homes with renewable electricity. NPR

Dying Use: The EPA is investigating the health risks of several chemicals common in dyes and laundry detergents. ENN

Curbside (Earth) Prophet: During a recent interview, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz spoke about the importance of living green and working to reduce our carbon footprint. Ecorazzi

--Allison McCann 

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