Eco-News Roundup: Friday November 5

Gratuitous cuteness from Flickr user <a href="">jessi.bryan</a> via Creative Commons

Posts on health, the environment, and climate from our other blogs.

No Fun Zone: San Francisco bans including toys with high-calorie, high-fat foods like Happy Meals.

Political Climate: Why climate scientists can’t ignore politics, even if they want to.

In the Black: Even after paying for the Gulf spill, BP still posted a profit.

Ivory Towers: An academic breaks rank, calling for more climate scientist accountability.

Bad to the Bone: US health care is expensive, but at least it works… right?

Unhealthy End: Bad news for Democrats who supported health reform at the last moment.

Obamacare Scare: A scary cartoon about Obamacare, with animation.



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