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August 31, 2010

Daily Roundup: August 31, 2010

Making the Grade: A new proposal for fuel-economy standards would require that all new vehicles are marked with a colorful letter-grade sticker; electric cars would get an "A" and the least efficient vehicles would get a"D". NPR

Something to Celebrate: The champagne industry is working on a new, lighter bottle design in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. New York Times

Salmon Summer: Scientists and fishermen are pleased to see sockeye salmon populations boom in Canada's Fraser River. ENN

Leading the Way: California legislators approved the nation's first energy-storage bill. It will require utilities to find ways to store energy so as to avoid firing up extra power plants during peak-demand times. Grist

Algal Overload: Climate change or a genetic mutation could be causing the increasing quantities of didymo algae, a.k.a. "rock snot," in California rivers, scientists say. Sacramento Bee

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