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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: January 13, 2011

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January 13, 2011

Daily Roundup: January 13, 2011

Not Mine: The EPA quashed a bid for what would have been one of the largest mountaintop-removal coal-mining operations in the U.S., reversing a Bush-era decision. Grist

A Cute Dinosaur? Researchers for the journal Science have just published the discovery of the Eodromaeus, a miniature, meat-eating dinosaour that's believed to be an ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. New York Times

Heat-Tie: According to separate reports from NASA and the NOAA released yesterday, 2010 tied with 2005 for the hottest year on record since such recordings began in 1880. GOOD

30 MPG or Bust: With two electric cars the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf slated to hit the market, along with a bevy of other new fuel-efficient models, 2011 offers myriad options for reducing your automotive carbon footprint. See the full list at The Daily Green

20 Years Later: Researchers have rediscovered six endemic frog species, unseen for two decades, in Haitian forests. Scientiests say the discovery is "a symbol of what there is left to fight for and protect in Haiti." National Geographic

--Rosie Spinks

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