Eco-News Roundup: Friday November 13

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Blue Marble-ish news from our other blogs, and around the net.

Hold Everyone: Senate has a habit of placing “holds” on nominees whose views they oppose.

Media Fix: In the wake of Ft. Hood, the media is talking about PTSD, but how prevalent is it?

Preserving Relation: Sen. David Vitter loves formaldehyde, holds up Obama EPA nominee.

No Deal: Clinton says US won’t make binding decision at Copenhagen. [Yahoo News]

Healthcare Battle: Thousands of veterans are dying because they can’t access healthcare.

Climate Scare: Lawyer is raising money to avert Obama climate deal “disaster.”

Super Rat: Scientists made a rat super-smart, but say it’s dangerous for humans. [National Geographic]

Time Out: Sen. Lindsay Graham gets flack from Repubs for working with Dems on climate.

Market Cap: Sen. Maria Cantwell offers a cap-and-dividend alternative for climate bill.

Mis-Quote: Coal front group ACCCE in trouble for misrepresenting veterans’s views.

Delisted: Brown pelican flies off the endangered species list. [Los Angeles Times]

Baby Snips: Maclaren strollers recalled for cutting off fingers, parents aren’t freaked out.

 

 

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