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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: February 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011

Daily Roundup: February 14, 2011

Making 'Em Pay: Chevron was ordered to pay $8 billion for polluting Ecuador. The oil giant vows to appeal the ruling. Los Angeles Times

Tough Cuts: Obama proposed cutting the EPA’s budget by 13% to $8.97 billion, a $1.3 billion reduction from last year. Bloomberg

None Too Romantic: European supermarkets' demand for cheap Valentine’s Day roses (70% of which come from Kenya) is draining the African country’s already scarce water supply. Guardian

Fuel Over Food: Biofuels are thought to play a role in the world’s increasing food prices; in America alone, 40% of the corn crop is used to make fuel for cars. Time

Priorities in Perspective: India’s environmental minister is denying claims that his aggressive green policies are driving foreign investors away, claiming that “India cannot pollute its way to prosperity.” Yahoo! News

--Shirley Mak

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