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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 15, 2010

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June 15, 2010

Daily Roundup: June 15, 2010

Glass Half Full: Though it's the worst environmental disaster in American history, optimists believe that the BP oil catastrophe will spark greater interest in environmental protection and advocacy in the U.S. New York Times

Lofty Plans: After announcing last year that it would drastically reduce deforestation, Indonesia has finally released details about how it plans to stem the sources of about 80% of the country’s greenhouse-gas emissions. ENN

Toxic Trail: American troops in Iraq are dumping hazardous waste and not sending the materials back to the U.S., as is mandated by the Pentagon, a U.K.-led investigation has found. The Times

Texas Hold ‘Em: In an ongoing debate between Texas and the EPA over how to regulate emissions from oil refineries and other petrochemical plants, a federal court was asked to intervene. Los Angeles Times   

Give a Hoot: In an effort to help sop up oil in the Gulf, the ladies of Hooters started “Project Pantyhose,” collecting used nylons to create booms. Ecorazzi

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