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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: January 19, 2011

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January 19, 2011

Daily Roundup: January 19, 2011

Houses of the Holy: Discarded oil drums, paint buckets, and bricks salvaged from a nearby factory by Madrid’s Don Justo Martinez make an astonishingly beautiful (not to mention sustainable) place of worship.  Huffington Post

Green = Green: Job growth in California’s alternative energy and clean technology sectors is consistently positive across the state, in spite of budget woes and generally grim employment situation. LA Times

Devils on the Ark: The Tasmanian devil, familiar from childhoods full of Saturday morning cartoons, may soon join the ranks of species gone extinct in our lifetimes as a contagious cancer, known as devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), has wiped out nearly 90 percent of the wild population. Huffington Post

Executive Overhaul: In response to accusations that he’s creating a political climate unfriendly to business, President Obama issues an executive order for a comprehensive review of environmental regulations to ensure that all are “cost-effective, science-based, and transparent.” Guardian

Farewell, Pachyderm Picasso: Taj, the oldest living elephant in North America and famous for her ability with brush and canvas, passed on yesterday at the incredible age of 71. CNN

--Zoë J. Sheldon

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