Eco-News Roundup: Monday August 10

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News on health, nature, climate, and the environment from our blogs and other sites.

Lies of August: One reporter is getting fed up with healthcare misinformation.

Grumble Down Under: Pacific island nations are demanding climate control. [ENS]

Slimming Down: Kevin Drum’s feline friends are losing weight and looking good.

Earthly Manipulation: Scientists debate artifically manipulating the climate to counteract global warming. [Nature]

Ex Ex-Gay: The APA goes on record repudiating gay-to-straight conversion therapy.

Under the Counter: A backroom deal might allow drug manufacturers pricing control.

 

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