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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: March 2, 2011

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March 02, 2011

Daily Roundup: March 2, 2011

Extinct, Sort of: The eastern cougar was declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. However, some scientists believe that the eastern and western cougar are genetically the same and that the cougar could migrate east again. New York Times

In the Dog House: A plan to relocate Moscow's estimated 26,000 stray dogs to a camp 150 miles away was removed from the city's agenda. Animal-rights activists had protested the proposed "concentration camp for dogs." L.A. Unleashed

Key of Green: Jack Johnson, Pearl Jam, Maroon 5, Bonnie Raitt and other popular musical artists partnered with Patagonia to sell a CD and 99-cent tracks to benefit environmental charities. Rolling Stone

Oil Slick: The recently approved Nobel Energy-and-BP oil well may be the first of many. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said pending projects that are approved "will hopefully be the templates that will allow us to move forward with an additional, significant number of deepwater permits." Reuters

Cure for the Common Car: The Los Angeles City Council approved a 35-year plan to create 1,680 miles of interconnected bikeways. TreeHugger

--Della Watson

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