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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 16, 2010

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September 16, 2010

Daily Roundup: September 16, 2010

Dead for Good: The Obama administration ordered oil and gas companies in the Gulf of Mexico to plug thousands of idle or dismantled wells and platforms. BP’s blown-out well is expected to be permanently sealed by Sunday. AP

What's in a Name? The Corn Refiners Association is trying to get the FDA to change “high-fructose corn syrup” to “corn sugar.” Los Angeles Times

Money Talks: Tea Party billionaires are financing a ballot initiative, Proposition 23, to suspend a California law that curbs greenhouse-gas emissions. New York Times

Triple Threat: For the first time in 12 years, three hurricanes — Karl, Igor, and Julia — are simultaneously in the Atlantic basin. AFP

Good Again: The ozone layer has stopped thinning and should largely be restored by midcentury, say UN scientists. AFP

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