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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 4, 2009

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June 04, 2009

Daily Roundup: June 4, 2009

Rock This: West Virginia’s governor, Joe Manchin (D), announced that the state now has an official state rock: Coal. Grist

Plugged In: Toyota will start leasing its plug-in hybrid by late 2009. AP

New Lease on Life: The Earth could last 2.3 billion more years, say experts at Caltech, extending previous estimates by more than 1 billion years. Wired

Gracias: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is investing $100 million to help his country go verde. AFP 

Dam It: Brazilian officials approved a permit for a hydroelectric dam in one of the Amazon River’s biggest tributaries, provoking concern among environmentalists. Reuters

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