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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 22, 2011

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August 22, 2011

Daily Roundup: August 22, 2011

Keeping Their Cool: More than 150 people protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, including prominent climate activist Bill Mckibben, were arrested just outside the White House. 350.org

Open for Oil: The United States will sell the first offshore oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP spill last year. New York Times

Slick Campaign: The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating BP for misrepresenting the extent of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Huffington Post

Oi, Oi, Oi: Australia passed the world's first national CO2-offset legislation. Reuters

Step Up: Kandula the elephant used a stool to reach fruit, showing reasoning power previously undocumented in elephants. National Geographic

--Christa Morris

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