Eco-News Roundup: Friday October 8

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News on environment, climate, health, and other Blue Marble-ish topics from our other blogs.

Cherry Picked: “Health reform law did not deliver the uninsured in the way that insurers wanted”

McFail: McDonald’s says ACA is forcing it to cancel its employees’ healthcare. Why they’re wrong.

Elementary: Virus (and fungus) behind colony collapse disorder identified.

No Thanks: Fla. Dem. Meek rejects Sierra Club’s co-endorsement of himself and his opponent.

Unfit for Duty: S.C. senator says gays and unmarried women shouldn’t teach children.

28 Days Later: Pro-life billboard thinks your fetus has a face at 28 days.

Post-Mortem: An investigation into why climate legislation failed, and how.





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