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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 6, 2011

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September 06, 2011

Daily Roundup: September 6, 2011

Microscopic Mohawks? Scientists have discovered that some species of bacteria use hair-like strands called pili to extract uranium from their environments, making them potentially useful in cleaning up contaminated waters. Scientific American

Stemming the Tide: Frozen skin cells taken from critically endangered white rhinos and drill baboons have been transformed into stem cells. The cells may soon be used to produce embryos. ARKive

King of the Drill: BP is looking to reassume the lead role in oil well drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Reuters

Crossing the Line: China is moving ahead with plans to build a natural gas pipeline through Burma, igniting armed conflict with indigenous groups and sapping critical resources. TreeHugger

Living Legends: A twenty-foot-long saltwater crocodile — perhaps the largest ever captured alive — will become the centerpiece of an ecotourism park in the Philippines. A larger crocodile is reportedly still at large. Guardian

 --Colin Griffin

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