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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: January 11, 2011

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January 11, 2011

Daily Roundup: January 11, 2011

Looks Like Us: A planet has been discovered outside our solar system that's Earthlike enough to keep fueling hope for finding extraterrestrial life. Nature News and National Geographic

Sitting on Their Hands: The Supreme Court has rejected hearing two environmental cases: One suing polluters for causing the climate change that caused Hurricane Katrina, and another that deals with water rights in Washington state. The Times-Picayune and Greenwire

Faulty Transmission: Alaska's 800-mile oil pipeline has sprung a leak, so it's temporarily shut down. Anchorage Daily News

Green Means Go: Toyota's Prius was Japan's bestselling car in 2010, with sales up 51% since 2009.  Meanwhile, Chevrolet's Volt was named the 2011 North American Car of the Year, even as GM develops an all-electric vehicle. Yahoo! News, Washington Post, and The Detroit News

Friend of the Flowers: A new exhibit that chronicles John Muir's little-known obsession with botany has begun its national tour. San Jose Mercury News

--Avital Binshtock

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