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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 15, 2009

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October 15, 2009

Daily Roundup: October 15, 2009

Unhealthy Hydration: Drinking from plastic water bottles, according to a new Harvard/Centers for Disease Control study, raises bisphenol A (BPA) levels in the body by almost 70 percent. BPA is linked to cancer, birth defects, brain damage, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. ENN

A Billion Reasons:
Billionaire George Soros announced that he’ll invest $1 billion in clean-energy technologies and put $100 million toward starting a climate-policy group. Ecorazzi

Not in the Books:
Lawyers agree that current international law isn’t equipped to address the upwards of 1 billion people expected to become climate refugees by 2050. Reuters

In Depth: A plan to build sea-floor observatories around the world for monitoring and researching purposes, funded by more than $100 million from the economic stimulus, is now underway. Nature

Bad Boy: One of the EPA’s most-wanted fugitives, a Utah man, was nabbed in Florida, shot, wounded, then sentenced to 20 years in prison. Sun Sentinel

--Avital Binshtock

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