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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: April 7, 2010

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April 07, 2010

Daily Roundup: April 7, 2010

Chemical Consequences: A new study found that infants born to mothers exposed to insecticides while pregnant have higher blood pressure and can lag as much as two years in cognitive development by the time they are 8 years old. Environmental Health News

Aral Issue: U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the diminishing of the Aral Sea "one of the worst environmental disasters in the world," and called on the region's leaders to find a solution. Reuters

Slithering Discovery: A new species of monitor lizard has been discovered in the Philippines; it's bright yellow with black stripes, feasts on fruits and snails, can grow up to two meters long, and has a double penis. National Geographic

Houston's Problem: Federal officials identified 113 chemical plants in the Houston, Texas, area as potential terrorist targets. Few of those have had their safety standards inspected. Houston Chronicle

Asteroid Alert: The Catalina Sky Survey discovered that a 71-foot-long asteroid named 2010 GA6 will soar by Earth at 223,000 miles away on April 6. ENN

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