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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: April 6, 2011

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April 06, 2011

Daily Roundup: April 6, 2011

Pachyderm Payback: Namecheap.com has raised more than $20,000 for elephant conservation. After the CEO of rival company GoDaddy.com bragged about killing an elephant, Namecheap promised to donate $1 to Save the Elephants for every new customer. MNN and ecorazzi

Chilling: An increase in Arctic meltwater may alter weather in Europe, say scientists. MSNBC

Mercury Rising: Only 2 percent of households recycle CFL bulbs, which means many used CFLs end up in landfills, where more than 4 tons of mercury is released into the environment annually. Los Angeles Times

Milestone: Toyota reached the 1 million mark for sales of the Prius hybrid in the United States. Treehugger

Yellow Submarine: Richard Branson unveiled Virgin Oceanic, an ocean exploration project. Branson's team will take five deep-sea dives, beginning with the Mariana Trench in the Pacific. Reuters

--Della Watson

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