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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: March 13, 2009

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March 13, 2009

Daily Roundup: March 13, 2009

On Track: Amtrak will receive $1.3 billion from the stimulus package, Joe Biden announced today. ABC News

Lions, Tigers, and Bears: On March 21, Miami Metrozoo will take in your exotic pet--no questions asked. Zoo officials hope that Non-native Pet Amnesty Day will reduce the number of exotic species released into the wild. Miami Herald

Easy, Breezy? A proposal to build a large offshore wind farm near Cape Cod received approval to combine state and local building permits, a victory for advocates of the wind project. Reuters

Big Eaters: A new report confirms that gluten-free products have become more popular. Gluten-free foods and beverages enjoyed a compound annual growth rate of 28% from 2004 to 2008. MSNBC

Not Fit to Drink: The Los Angeles Unified School District has turned off 2,000 drinking fountains due to high lead levels found in the water. Mercury News

--Della Watson

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