Eco-News Roundup: Friday August 27

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What If: Some say health care reform will keep students from being insured.

Head Start: Early childhood education may help future earnings, but not test scores.

Easily Seen: Climate scientists can actually see global vegetation has decreased.

Gay Fears: In Uganda, an official says homosexuality is a European thing.

Ken’s Big Day: Ken Mehlman comes out as gay, insiders yawn.

In Living Color: Newsroom diversity stalls out, though AP creates new ethnicity post.

Flooded: As the Pakistani government dithers, Islamic organizations step up flood relief.

You’re Welcome: BP said the oil was gone. Our reporter found otherwise.

Katrina’s Legacy: Tips from one reporter to another on Katrina’s lasting damage.

 

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