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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: March 23, 2011

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March 23, 2011

Daily Roundup: March 23, 2011

Here Comes the Sun: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced yesterday that he wants the entire city running exclusively off renewable energy by 2020. Grist

No Surprise Here: Two new polls indicate that 58% of Americans are less supportive of nuclear-power development following the recent disaster in Japan. Mother Jones

Coal Victory: Federal officials announced that land in Wyoming holding 750 million tons of coal will be turned over to mining companies. The announcement rekindled debate over whether coal has a place in a clean-energy economy. New York Times

Safe Soil Search: Urban gardens are growing in popularity, but scientists caution that traces of lead and other city-dwelling chemicals in the soil could contaminate crops. Huffington Post

Keep on Croakin': A population of Pacific chorus frogs is thriving in a small wetland pocket in the midst of California urban sprawl. The frogs were relocated here eight years ago when their original habitat was threatened by development. High Country News

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