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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 30, 2010

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June 30, 2010

Daily Roundup: June 30, 2010

Energetic Negotiations: A meeting between Obama and 23 senators failed to quell major differences regarding a comprehensive energy bill, with Democrats and Republicans still at odds concerning a proposed tax on greenhouse-gas emissions. New York Times

Agitatin' Alex: High seas and rough winds from Hurricane Alex have hampered oil-spill cleanup efforts in the Gulf. New York Times

Big Deal: Joe Biden visited the Gulf for the first time yesterday, promising locals that their claims filed against BP will be honored even if they surpass the $20 billion set aside by the oil giant. Los Angeles Times

Make Him Dance: Females of the bird species Houbara bustards who watch males dance and display their feathers before mating have increased fertility and produce healthier chicks, according to new research. National Geographic

Buzz Words: Musician Sting has pledged to help the Bees for Development Trust, advocating sustainable beekeeping to counteract the mysterious decline of the important pollinators. Ecorazzi

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