Eco-News Roundup: Friday, September 4

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Calling all tweeps: A tip for Follow Friday: Follow @MoJoBlueMarble on Twitter for updates on all things enviro, health, and science. Such as:

Everything’s coming up healthcare: Kevin Drum remains fairly optimistic that a decent healthcare reform bill will pass.

Healthcare penny pinching: Why the current bills on the table would do very little to cut costs

Coral reefs SOS: How rising carbon levels, acidity, pollution, algae, bleaching and El Niño are killing our reefs [The Guardian]

Bottleneck-Be-Gone: Cars with traffic-savvy GPS navigational systems pollute less. [Treehugger]

Department of parks and recession: As state funding dries up, parks go to seed. [High Country News]

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