Eco-News Roundup: Friday December 3

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News on Blue Marble topics from our other blogs.

Weighty Subject: Military kicks out more soldiers for being gay than overweight.

Little Helper: Courts could help Republicans in repealing health care reform.

Keeps on Ticking: World population clock keeps ticking, and fast.

Health Break: A change in health care policy may make it more affordable for those not in employer plans.

Smell Test: Something’s strange about bipartisan support for food safety bill.



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