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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: July 27, 2011

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July 27, 2011

Daily Roundup: July 27, 2011

Going Once, Going Twice, Jailed: Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher's act of civil disobedience (disrupting federal oil and gas auctions on BLM land by bidding himself) netted him a two-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine. Grist

From War to Wildlife: South Korea will turn undeveloped borderlands near the DMZ into an "ecological tourism belt," complete with hiking trails and a renewable-energy complex. Reuters

Driving a Bargain: The Obama administration is striking a deal with car manufacturers to increase fuel efficiency. Climate Progress

I Heart NY+PV: Two-thirds of New York City rooftops are appropriate for solar panels; if all suitable spaces were utilized, 50% of NYC could be solar-powered while the sun was shining. TreeHugger

White Hot: Conservative Caucasian men are significantly more likely to be climate-change skeptics than any other demographic, according to a recent poll. Guardian

--Christa Morris


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