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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 1, 2009

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September 01, 2009

Daily Roundup: September 1, 2009

It’s (Finally Almost) Official: The EPA will soon declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant. Agency head Lisa Jackson said that a finding to enact federal laws about greenhouse-gas emissions would likely come “in the next months." San Francisco Chronicle

Hot Topic: The fires in Southern California continue to rage, and are being fueled by excess heat. Los Angeles Times and Reuters

Bright Idea: The E.U. is phasing out traditional light bulbs and replacing them with fluorescent, halogen, and LED lamps as part of Europe’s goal of cutting emissions 20 percent by 2020. The U.S. is slated to follow suit in 2012. NPR

Uh-Oh in Idaho: Unless a federal judge steps in to put the gray wolf back on the endangered list, hunting the formerly protected species in Idaho is legal again, starting today. In Montana, shooting starts Sept. 15. New York Times

Holy Sunlight: Pope Benedict XVI had more than 580 square feet of solar panels installed on his home in Germany, which he hasn’t visited in about three years. Ecorazzi

--Avital Binshtock

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