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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 19, 2009

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May 19, 2009

Daily Roundup: May 19, 2009

That New-Car Smell: The Obama administration proposed new fuel-efficiency standards for cars today which would require 2016-model cars to be rated at 35.5 mpg. TreeHugger

Don’t Wait: During a hearing representatives urged the EPA not to wait on Congress to act on climate change. AP

Mercurial Finding: The oldest traces of mercury pollution were found in Peru, suggesting that the Andes had a mining industry as early as 1400 B.C. National Geographic

Alaska Rising: In response to climate change, it’s not the ocean level that’s rising in Alaska – it’s the land. New York Times

They’re Back: The NOAA declared that four fish stocks in the Atlantic Ocean are fully rebuilt. NOAA

--Avital Binshtock

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