Eco-News Roundup: Wednesday September 2

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Pitching Healthcare: How does the media make it accessible?

Greening the Big Easy: Four years later, New Orleans is a lab for green construction. [Time]

Whale Tale: Who needs Moby Dick? Not American students, some argue.

Lead It Be: Lead guidelines for toys are fine, but they hurt second-hand goods market.

Moving Mountains: The UK’s Royal Society says if we don’t stop emitting GHGs soon, geoengineering may be our only option. [Science Daily]

World on Fire: New info shows climate change is responsible for half of the wildfires in the Western US.

Bionic Brains: A new microchip that bypasses blocked nerves might offer movement to the paralyzed someday. [New Scientist]

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