Eco-News Roundup: Tuesday, January 5

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Happy 2010! Here are the most recent stories on the environment and health from our other blogs, and elsewhere.

RIP HIV Ban: People with HIV will now be able to enter and leave the US, reversing 1987 ban.

Mammogram Changes, Again: Even newer, more explicit guidelines for mammograms. [LiveScience]

Death, Untaxed: Some are clinging to life, hoping to make Jan. 1, 2010, estate tax suspension.

Green Re-Action: Obama may require all federal departments to research environmental effects before they start major projects. [Los Angeles Times]

Safe Skies: Airports may be safe, but why not secure train depots and shopping malls too?

Keeping Carbon: Carbon can be stored in old lava tubes, but may increase earthquake risk. [National Geographic]

 

 

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