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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: June 16, 2011

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June 16, 2011

Daily Roundup: June 16, 2011

Biofutile: The U.S. Senate voted to remove $6 billion in ethanol subsidies from the national budget. Reuters

Treading Lightly: NOAA released a new report about extreme weather patterns, but remained ambiguous about the impact of climate disruption. New York Times

If It’s Yellow... Ioby, an NYC-based organization, released DontFlushMe, an app that texts users when city sewers are close to overflowing into the Hudson and warns them to wait to flush their toilets. MNN

Fishy Business: The house voted to ban genetically modified salmon from receiving FDA approval. New York Times

Silence: After fasting for four months to protest industrial pollution of the Ganges, Swami Nigamananda Saraswati died. The government and media largely ignored his plight. TreeHugger 

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