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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

Daily Roundup: April 26, 2011

What's the Word, Lyrebird? The vocabulary of lyrebirds, masters of sound mimicry, tell us what’s going on when we’re not around, says new research. Individuals deep in the forest mimic chainsaws and car alarms. NPR

Too Little Too Late: Scientists say that BP is taking too long to allocate funds for researching the Gulf spill's effects, causing them to miss a critical data-gathering period. Huffington Post

Natural Beauty: The USGS posted a new online gallery featuring beautiful satellite images of Earth. USGS via Good

Community Solar-darity: The city of Oakland, California, is supporting a new “crowd-funded” renewable-energy project: Residents give $100 for solar tiles to be installed on schools and community centers. TreeHugger

Park Here: San Francisco launched a pilot real-time smart-parking system; drivers use the app to find vacant spaces, reducing congestion and pollution. Good

--Zoë J. Sheldon


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