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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 27, 2010

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August 27, 2010

Daily Roundup: August 27, 2010

Cat's Out of the Bag: Security officials found a sedated tiger cub in a toy-filled suitcase at Bangkok's international airport. The endangered tiger has been relocated to a wildlife rescue center. AOL Travel

Coal Ash Stash: Environmental groups added 39 additional coal-ash disposal sites to a list of 98 previously documented coal-waste sites that are contaminating drinking water with toxic heavy metals. USA Today and Wall Street Journal

Whale of a Tale: Vladimir Putin assisted scientists off Russia's Pacific coast by taking a skin sample from an endangered gray whale. Environmentalists called the excursion a publicity stunt meant to draw attention away from nearby oil exploration. Reuters

Hot for Coffee: Warmer temperatures may be aiding the spread of the coffee berry borer beetle, threatening the $90 billion-per-year coffee industry. TreeHugger

Pandora on Earth: Amazon Watch and Avatar director James Cameron created a short documentary about the struggle to stop the Belo Monte Dam in the Brazilian Amazon. The proposed dam would displace up to 50,000 indigenous people. Ecorazzi

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