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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: March 15, 2011

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March 15, 2011

Daily Roundup: March 15, 2011

Crisis Continues: Japanese officials are considering using helicopters to extinguish power-plant blazes as the nuclear fallout from Friday's earthquake worsens. New York Times

It's Unanimous: According to the GOP members who voted in a meeting of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, climate change is not a scientific reality. Huffington Post

In the Green: In addition to disastrous nuclear events in Japan, oil-price hikes from Mideast unrest and last year's BP oil spill have resulted in a surge in renewable-energy shares. Guardian

Shake Down: The closure of a fracking site in Arkansas appears to have halted the frequent earthquakes that were occuring there; earlier this month, 100 small tremors occurred in seven days. AP

Fair Fish: The Fairtrade Foundation announced that it will begin a certification program for seafood, starting with tiger prawns. The Independent

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