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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: January 7, 2011

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January 07, 2011

Daily Roundup: January 7, 2011

Without a Doubt: New Mexico's new head of energy and natural resources will likely be Harrison Schmitt, a climate skeptic. Meantime, the state's governor, Susana Martinez, a Republican, has ended two pollution-limiting rules. Greenwire and New York Times

Sparkling Clean? Federal agencies are recommending that the amount of fluoride in public drinking water be decreased. Los Angeles Times

Precious Cargo: China will tighten its regulations on mineral mining so as to better protect the environment. Scientific American

Voracious: The methane from BP's oil spill was eaten by bacteria within four months, a new study shows. The gunk, however, is still smirching Louisiana wetlands. National Geographic and Yahoo! News

Orange You Amazed? The world's first orange alligator has been discovered. TreeHugger

--Avital Binshtock

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