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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 5, 2009

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June 05, 2009

Daily Roundup: June 5, 2009

UNite: Today is the U.N.’s World Environment Day; this year’s theme is “Your Planet Needs You—UNite to Combat Climate Change.” UNEP

Waxman-Markey Wha? A little-known fact about the American Clean Energy & Security Act (a.k.a. the Waxman-Markey bill): It allots $500 million to coal-dependant companies’ "administrative expenses.” Treehugger

Mercury Lowering: The Mercury Pollution Reduction Act is one step closer to becoming law. Grist

Go Drier: The federal government is telling California to cut its water use 5 to 7 percent so that fish species can be saved. Reuters

Happy Fathers: Two male penguins who were given a fertilized egg have hatched a chick and are now raising it together. BBC News

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