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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 29, 2009

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October 29, 2009

Daily Roundup: October 29, 2009

Autumn Bounty: Michelle Obama and local fifth graders harvested sweet potatoes, carrots, fennel, and red leaf lettuce from the White House garden. Associated Press

Put Up a Parking Lot: The EPA has replaced a 43,000-square-foot section of parking lot at its Edison, New Jersey, facility with three types of permeable pavement and several rain gardens to test pollution-mitigation methods for stormwater runoff. Science Daily

Hands Off: Wyoming governor Dave Freudenthal said that his state will not mandate building efficiency or energy standards for appliances, calling the former a local issue and the latter a federal concern. Green Inc.

Go With the Flow: Argentina's environmental secretary and two local politicians face fines if they don't comply with a judge's orders to clean up a polluted river within 30 days. Associated Press

Sushi No-No: A ban on the trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna has been recommended by scientists from the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. Greenpeace and AFP

--Della Watson


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