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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 26, 2010

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October 26, 2010

Daily Roundup: October 26, 2010

Higher Standards: The Obama administration announced the first national fuel-economy and emissions standards for heavy vehicles. The proposed rules call for big rigs to cut emissions by 20% by 2018. Los Angeles Times

Double Trouble: The eruption of Indonesia's Mount Merapi has killed at least 18 people and forced thousands to flee. Meanwhile, 800 miles west, a 10-foot tsunami triggered by an earthquake has killed at least 113. Reuters

Sun Power: The Blythe Project, the largest solar project ever planned on U.S. land, has been approved for California's Mojave Desert. Huffington Post

Traditional Values: A growing number of Navajos are embracing greater reliance on sun and wind power after decades of coal dependence. New York Times

Winners Save Big: A residence hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill won the EPA's first National Building Competition, by reducing its energy use by almost 37% in a year, equaling more than 730 tons of emissions. Grist

--Molly Oleson

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