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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 28, 2010

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September 28, 2010

Daily Roundup: September 28, 2010

Hot Times in the City: Yesterday, downtown Los Angeles reached the highest temperature since records started being kept in 1877: 113 degrees. It was so hot that the National Weather Service's thermometer broke. Los Angeles Times

Coming Down: After torrential rains, a massive landslide in Mexico’s Oaxaca state buried some 300 homes; hundreds are feared dead. Voice of America

Mixed Bag: Scotland’s first minister, Alex Salmond, said that his nation will be 100% renewable-energy powered by 2025. Meantime, Scotland’s salmon-fishing industry is killing some 2,000 seals per year. Reuters and The Ecologist

Re-Freed: European activists in Taiji, Japan, cut nets holding captured dolphins, setting the marine mammals free. The Black Fish

That Sinking Feeling: Gulf Coast residents are being diagnosed with depression 25% more often after the BP oil spill than they were before it, a Gallup poll has found. USA Today

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