Eco-News Roundup: Friday, July 31

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Happy Friday. Here’s what’s happening in science, health, and environment news around our blogs:

Just say no to the Blue Dog deal: 57 House dems say they’re just not down with Waxman’s healthcare proposal.

Better late than never: Obama’s bill of insurance rights.

Following the science money: It’s been five months since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 delivered $21.5 billion in basic research funding. So what’s happening with the science money now?

 

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