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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: December 23, 2009

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December 23, 2009

Daily Roundup: December 23, 2009

Breath Easier: The EPA has set a new rule on engine and fuel standards for large US ships to significantly improve marine air emissions, which could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from ships by 80 percent. ENN

Drilling Danger: Despite shale gas being considered a promising source of US energy, New York City has told the state to ban natural gas drilling in its watershed because hydraulic drilling would contaminate the watershed for the entire city. New York Times

Survival of the Fittest: Yale researchers discovered that female duck genitalia are changing to form clockwise spirals to avoid undesirable impregnation from males. Treehugger

Following Suit: Bulgaria submitted a short-term carbon permit trading plan to Brussels in hopes of becoming the last European Union member state to be approved. Reuters

Poaching Problem: The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has teamed up with the police and gamekeeping community to put a stop to deer poaching, which has doubled in the past year to 200 in England and Wales. BBC News

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