Eco-News Roundup: Tuesday, October 13

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News from our other blogs and around the web on health and the environment.

Next Stop: AHIP has hopped off the healthcare bandwagon.

Let it Linger: Linger wants you to put a sugary mint into your vagina.

Insurance Double-Cross: AHIP report says premiums may go up as much as $4,000.

Come Together: GOP may be closer to agreeing with Senate climate bill than thought.

Granny Blaming: A NYT piece blames lack of insurance on money-sucking olds.

Copen-bloggin: Denmark wants to have 50% green power by 2025.

Foreign Inspiration: Climate conference-hosting Denmark finds inspiration in Obama.

Chamber of Secrets: Chamber of Commerce’s climate position is increasingly outlandish.

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