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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 5, 2010

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October 05, 2010

Daily Roundup: October 5, 2010

Necessary Good: Due in part to the dangers of transporting fuel, the U.S. military is rapidly converting to renewable energy and demanding less American dependence on fossil fuels. New York Times

Leading by Example: Solar panels, which will heat water and provide some electricity, will be installed on the White House before spring 2011. Washington Post

Shallow Compensation: Tens of thousands of affected Gulf residents are receiving only fractions of their claims to the $20 billion fund set up by BP. Others are being denied outright. CBS News

Recycling to Survive: 6,500 impoverished families from the "Garbage City" section of Cairo are recycling 4,500 tons of garbage every day. The effort, born out of necessity to survive, is being noticed around the world as a leading example of efficiency. The Independent

Jumping the Gun? The offshore-drilling moratorium is set to expire on Nov. 30, but most experts say it could be years before the new safety updates and environmental precautions are ready. Miami Herald

--Ronny Smith

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