Eco-News Roundup: Friday January 22

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Enough Already: Some are wishing both sides would just shut up and pass healthcare already.

I, Avatar: Kids these days spend nearly every waking moment on electronics.

Gassing Up: More senators, including Democrats, backing Murkowski’s anti-EPA bill.

iCry: Don’t know what your baby’s cries mean? There’s an app for that. [LiveScience]

Starting Over: Scott Brown’s imminent win is no reason to start from scratch on healthcare.

Bad Odds: Even Rep. Pelosi doesn’t think passing healthcare bill is likely anytime soon.

Little Tobacco: Tobacco plants evade caterpillars by switching to bird pollinators. [ScienceBlogs]

Plan B: If Murkowski’s anti-EPA GHG regulation bill passes, businesses plan to sue.

Chilly Reception: Enviro groups are running ads in Alaska about Murkowski’s fossil fuel buddies.

Fantasy World: A lobbyist is pushing coal use as “green” and a way to do the Lord’s work.

Water World: Californians may not like rain, but it’ll help their record drought. [PlanetArk]

Working Together: Republicans know the power of “no,” but do Democrats?

Now or Never: Dems can either try to push healthcare through now, or piecemeal later.

Nose for Oil: Shell’s new technology might be able to “sniff” out oil deposits. [Forbes]

One Man’s Trash: Garbage-pickers in Cairo are losing their livelihoods to modern equipment.

 

 

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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.

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