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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: May 1, 2009

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May 01, 2009

Daily Roundup: May 1, 2009

Name Change: Even though the World Health Organization has switched from using the term "swine flu" to calling the virus "H1N1 influenza A," the pork industry is still feeling the economic ramifications of the old name. CNN

Groovy: Humans aren't the only ones who feel the beat. Two recent studies show that many parrot species have the ability to "dance" in time with music. Science News

Rebranding Petroleum: BP has replaced its pledge to be a "green" company with a pledge to be a "responsible" company. BBC

Germ Alert: Worried about the flu? Find tips to help you avoid catching the virus that everybody's talking about at Scientific American.

Family Planning? Nadya Suleman, the California woman who recently gave birth to octuplets (she has a total of 14 children), announced plans to add a pet to her household. Baltimore Sun

--Della Watson


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