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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 13, 2010

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September 13, 2010

Daily Roundup: September 13, 2010

New Flooring: Scientists found a large layer of oil on the Gulf of Mexico’s sea floor. Two inches thick in some places, and coating dead animals, it shows where BP's spill settled. NPR

Ominous Future: The basking shark, a massive fish that filter-feeds on plankton, is now listed as a "species of concern." The designation means that more money can go toward preserving the species. Meanwhile, America and Cuba are collaborating to determine how to save the sharks of the Gulf of Mexico. NPR and Reuters

Waiter. . . : Vietnam’s police force raided restaurants to ensnare chefs serving illegally hunted animals. They found more than 850 pounds of illicit meat comprised of almost 20 rare species, including bears, pangolins, and porcupines. Wildlife Conservation Society

Something in the Water:
More than 100 tons of oil spilled into Egypt’s Nile River after low water levels caused the docked barge carrying the fuel to tilt. Egypt gets much of its drinking water from the waterway, so water-purification stations along it closed. AP

Positive Campaigning:
In China, politicians who make big green moves are more likely to succeed. Greenwire

--Avital Binshtock

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