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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 3, 2010

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September 03, 2010

Daily Roundup: September 3, 2010

Too Hot to Handle: Wildfires in Russia's Volgograd region killed eight people and destroyed more than 500 buildings. AP and AFP

Checking it Out: Government officials launched an investigation into the recent Mariner oil-rig explosion. No oil appears to be leaking, says the Coast Guard. Wall Street Journal and Forbes

All Shook Up: An earthquake, registering between 7.0 and 7.4, hit New Zealand's second largest city, Christchurch. AFP, National Geographic, and NPR

What Went Wrong? Key evidence was recovered from the BP spill site – a 300-ton blowout preventer, which failed to stop oil from gushing into the Gulf. BBC and CNN

Outstanding Organics: Organic strawberries contain more antioxidants than conventional strawberries, according to new research, which also found that organic soil is richer in nutrients. Grist

--Della Watson

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