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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 23, 2009

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June 23, 2009

Daily Roundup: June 23, 2009

Supreme Error: Thanks to a Bush-era semantic change, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Clean Water Act permits a mining company to dump huge amounts of toxic wastewater into an Alaskan lake. Los Angeles Times

Wherefore, Obama? The Obama administration won’t reveal where 44 hazardous coal-ash storage sites (spread over 26 states) are, even though they threaten the health of nearby residents. About.com

Icy Enigma: Most of Patagonia’s glaciers are disappearing at much faster rates than anticipated – except for two, which are mysteriously growing. Santiago Times and National Geographic

Cellicide: It’s been proven that weed-killing herbicides also kill human cells. Scientific American

Puny Pachyderm: Scientists have discovered a rabbit-sized elephant ancestor that existed during the Paleocene era. National Geographic

--Avital Binshtock

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