Eco-News Roundup: Friday August 13

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Blue Marble-ish news from our other blogs

Love and Marriage: Kevin Drum argues marriage has enough room for gays and straights.

Birthright Economy: As immigrants have more babies, they fuel a younger, healthier workforce.

BP Cleans Ship: BP is letting go nearly 10,000 clean-up workers despite persistent oil.

Involuntary Labor: New documentary shows anti-abortion forces’ persuasive tactics.

New Low: A child soldier kept at GITMO describes his torture and interrogations.

Gold Mined: Wall Street cuts ties with a mountain-top ruining mining company.

 

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