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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: July 8, 2011

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July 08, 2011

Daily Roundup: July 8, 2011

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Actress Portia de Rossi, wife of comedian Ellen DeGeneres, said that being gay is easier than being vegan. "People feel more uncomfortable with a vegan at their dinner table than they do a lesbian," said de Rossi. Ecorazzi

In the Air: Lufthansa will power eight of its daily 28 flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg with biofuel, making it the first airline to use biofuels on a regularly scheduled route. Treehugger

Big Bad Wolf: Interior secretary Ken Salazar struck a deal with Wyoming governor Matt Mead to end federal protection for the state's wolves. The plan to remove the wolves from the endangered species list could be finalized in the fall. New York Times

Shiny, Happy Beetles: Scientists identified four new species of jewel beetles in Southeast Asia. Science Daily

Can't See Clearly Now: The last remaining satellite with the ability to collect data on "ocean color" is due for a tune up. Without repairs, climate scientists may soon be unable to monitor phytoplankton from space. Scientific American

--Della Watson

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