Eco-News Roundup: Tuesday March 2

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NY Win: Disabled adults in New York win new housing due to court ruling.

Gold Medals Ain’t Cheap: Olympic health insurance is spendy, so the committee hired lobbyists.

Chemical Castration: Chemical changes male frogs to female, wrecking sex ratios. [MongaBay]

EPA Block: Two Democrats are joining GOP in fighting EPA greenhouse gas regulations.

Diluted: Climate change legislation is slowly being watered down in Congress.

No Appetite: An appetite suppressant shows potential as an insulin alternative. [AAAS]

Corn Boondoggle: Ethanol’s no greener than gas, so why are we subsidizing it?

Reconciliation?: If the House and Senate could just cool it, maybe healthcare would get passed.

Acting Your Age: Debate on polar bear evolution and if they weathered a previous warm period. [MSNBC]

 

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