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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 22, 2010

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September 22, 2010

Daily Roundup: September 22, 2010

Ospricious Return: After decades without known nests in Southern California, ospreys have begun nesting in Orange County again. Los Angeles Times

Getting the Picture: Plasticky tapioca pudding no more! Some hospitals are finally giving patients fresh, local, healthy food from farmers' markets and even gardens. The Detroit News

Trashy Genes: Landfills in many developed nations, including the U.S., are contaminating groundwater so much that populations are becoming genetically more susceptible to disease, developing traits that will be passed on to future generations. APTN

Where the Parks Have No Name: American wonders like Joshua Tree National Park, Historic Jamestowne, and the Montana glaciers are projected to be gone before century's end due to global warming, prompting NPS's director to call climate change the "greatest threat ever." Miller-McCune

What Took Them So Long? A new drinking fountain in Paris that dispenses Perrier-like fizzy water in an attempt to curb the nation's addiction to bottled water. The fountain has a name, too: La Petillante, or "she who sparkles." Guardian

--Ronny Smith


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