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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 2, 2011

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August 02, 2011

Daily Roundup: August 2, 2011

Change of Hearth: Drax, the U.K.'s largest coal-fired power plant, may soon provide enough renewable biomass energy to power 2 million homes. Guardian

Finders Keepers: The EPA has tasked mining and oil companies with monitoring environmental conditions at defunct uranium mines in the Navajo Nation. Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Byte Me: A 2007 EPA forecast for a radical increase in energy consumed by computer data centers proved to be a bit exaggerated. But demand for data is now re-energizing. Time

Pocketful o'Problems: Newly discovered pockets of radiation may push back containment deadlines at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant. Radiation levels in the pockets are 40 times greater than a worker's yearly allotment of exposure. Reuters

Neigh of Relief: The Bureau of Land Management has cancelled a plan to catch and castrate 900 of Wyoming's wild horses in order to preserve range land for cattle. Washington Post

--Colin Griffin

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