Eco-News Roundup: Tuesday, December 1

| Tue Dec. 1, 2009 7:03 AM EST

Mean Geeks: Just because scientists gossip doesn't mean their climate research isn't sound.

Solar Flares: California homeowners fight to install solar, one panel at a time. [Los Angeles Times]

Healthy Sales: Wal-Mart changed Black Friday sales to ensure fewer crowd-related deaths.

Hopenhagen: Copenhagen may be better than expected, thanks to US and China promises.

Green Tide: In Japan, green items are hot buys for the holiday season. [Planet Ark]

Temptation: Christians tout the "side hug" as an alternative to the sinful, frontal version.