Eco-News Roundup: Friday November 13

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Blue Marble-ish news from our other blogs, and around the net.

Hold Everyone: Senate has a habit of placing “holds” on nominees whose views they oppose.

Media Fix: In the wake of Ft. Hood, the media is talking about PTSD, but how prevalent is it?

Preserving Relation: Sen. David Vitter loves formaldehyde, holds up Obama EPA nominee.

No Deal: Clinton says US won’t make binding decision at Copenhagen. [Yahoo News]

Healthcare Battle: Thousands of veterans are dying because they can’t access healthcare.

Climate Scare: Lawyer is raising money to avert Obama climate deal “disaster.”

Super Rat: Scientists made a rat super-smart, but say it’s dangerous for humans. [National Geographic]

Time Out: Sen. Lindsay Graham gets flack from Repubs for working with Dems on climate.

Market Cap: Sen. Maria Cantwell offers a cap-and-dividend alternative for climate bill.

Mis-Quote: Coal front group ACCCE in trouble for misrepresenting veterans’s views.

Delisted: Brown pelican flies off the endangered species list. [Los Angeles Times]

Baby Snips: Maclaren strollers recalled for cutting off fingers, parents aren’t freaked out.

 

 

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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