Eco-News Roundup: Tuesday, January 5

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Happy 2010! Here are the most recent stories on the environment and health from our other blogs, and elsewhere.

RIP HIV Ban: People with HIV will now be able to enter and leave the US, reversing 1987 ban.

Mammogram Changes, Again: Even newer, more explicit guidelines for mammograms. [LiveScience]

Death, Untaxed: Some are clinging to life, hoping to make Jan. 1, 2010, estate tax suspension.

Green Re-Action: Obama may require all federal departments to research environmental effects before they start major projects. [Los Angeles Times]

Safe Skies: Airports may be safe, but why not secure train depots and shopping malls too?

Keeping Carbon: Carbon can be stored in old lava tubes, but may increase earthquake risk. [National Geographic]

 

 

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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.

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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