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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 7, 2010

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September 07, 2010

Daily Roundup: September 7, 2010

State of Emergency: A wildfire near Boulder, Colorado, has spread to more than 11 square miles, forcing about 3,500 people to flee their homes. FOX News

Snakes on a Plane: The wildlife trader who tried to smuggle 95 live boa constrictors in his luggage at a Malaysian airport last month was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $50,000. AP and USA Today

Not to Blame: Environmental disasters did not trigger African civil wars, according to a report recently published by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. BBC

So is it Safe? After 10 years and millions of dollars of research, government health officials still can't decide whether BPA plastics are safe. New York Times

Smaller is Better: In Kenya's highlands, ants beat elephants in the fight for a tree, according to a study in the journal Current Biology. New York Times

--Natalya Stanko

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