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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 23, 2011

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May 23, 2011

Daily Roundup: May 23, 2011

Windy City: A twister killed at least 116 people in Joplin, Missouri, making it the deadliest U.S. tornado since 1953. Bloomberg

That's Dynamite: A litter of liger cubs were born at a wildlife reserve China. The ligers are a cross between an African lion and a Manchurian tiger. Ecorazzi

Up in the Air: Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano is spewing more ash than Eyjafjallajokull, but because ash particles are heavier, the disruption to aviation is not expected to be as intense. Reuters and New Scientist

Saved the Whales: Volunteers in Scotland were able to herd a pod of disoriented pilot whales to deeper waters, preventing the cetaceans from beaching themselves. TreeHugger

Slow Collapse: A survey of honeybee colonies found that the total colony loss nationwide was 30%, a rate roughly equal to the percentages reported in the four previous years. Science Daily

--Della Watson

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