Eco-News Roundup: Friday September 25

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Earth to Conrad: Kent Conrad just figured out other countries have good, universal healthcare.

No Nukes: UN supports US resolution to reduce nuclear arms. [Al Jazeera]

Obama v. Fossil: Obama will go after fossil fuel subsidies at G20.

Better Beets: Beets modified to resist Monsanto pesticide blocked from market. [MSNBC]

The New Guy: The pharma ties of Sen. Kennedy’s replacement, Paul Kirk, may hurt healthcare reform.

EPA Win: Sen. Murkowski’s attempt to keep EPA from regulating GHGs falls flat.

Ante Up: Providing climate financing to poorer countries may headline at G20.

Bitter on Twitter: Sen. Vitter is against the Climate czar, and he’s not afraid to Tweet it.

 

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