Eco-News Roundup: Friday, December 4

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USA Ranger: Chuck Norris worries Obama will destroy our way of life at Copenhagen.

Xmas Cheer: Made in China still means made with exploited labor.

Going, Gone: Warming is causing species decline even in the isolated Galapagos. [MongaBay]

High Voltage: Chevy’s electric hybrid Volt on its way to consumers.

Change of Mind: Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va) has a change of heart on coal.

Angry Young Men: New study shows who the angriest Americans are. [LiveScience]

Sound Bite: Sen. Inhofe says Europeans are “dumb” on climate. Ahem.

Windy Day: GE puts $117 million into wind power. [Wall Street Journal]

ClimateGate: Conservatives try to use scientist’s leaked emails to derail climate progress.

The Decider: Sen. Jim Webb thinks Obama should step back and let Congress handle climate.

Cost of Rx: Under healthcare bill, some premiums may go up, but many won’t.

Pay to Play: Kerry thinks the US should pay more for international climate programs.

Flip-Flopper: McCain’s taking heat for his new, post-campaign stance on Medicare cuts.

 

 

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