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President Obama’s visit to Canada has several bloggers thinking about tar sands: Ian Austen at Green Inc. gives an overview of our two countries’ positions on this dirty source of oil. Kate Sheppard at Gristmill explores how Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are explaining their approach to tar sands. Several bloggers at NRDC’s Switchboard…

Friday Blog Roundup

Bloggers help us stay up to date on the stimulus package’s latest permutation: Kate Sheppard at Gristmill gives us the rundown on funding for green priorities Scientists & Engineers for America Action Fund compiles the numbers on science funding Jake Young at Pure Pedantry warns of pitfalls when science funding takes this form Keith Johnson…

Friday Blog Roundup

Bloggers discuss food: Andrew Schneider at Secret Ingredients points out that FDA can’t just shut down the facility responsible for salmonella-tainted peanut paste. Maryn McKenna has more bad news about the drug-resistant bacteria MRSA: now it’s been found in Belgian chickens. Tom Philpott at Gristmill attends the Seafood Summit and makes analogies (between land- and…

Coal Tattoo

We often link to Ken Ward Jr.’s excellent coverage of mining issues in the Charleston Gazette. He does a fantastic job exploring the many ways that decisions by mining companies and government bureaucrats affect the lives of mineworkers, their families, and mining communities. Celeste summed up our admiration for him a couple of months ago,…

Introducing Target Population

There’s a new voice in the public health blogosphere: Target Population, a blog by students from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. The students are enrolled in Blogging Skills for Public Health, a class Celeste and I are teaching this semester. Although the blog is new, it already boasts several…

Friday Blog Roundup

Bloggers have a lot of thoughts about the stimulus package: Sarah Rubenstein at WSJ’s Health Blog explains plans to divide extra Medicaid funds among states. Cristina Page at RH Reality Check explains the alleged $200 million for contraceptive coverage. Mike Dunford at The Questionable Authority investigates the Weatherization Assistance Program money and decides it’s a good…

Friday Blog Roundup

First, some welcome breaking news from Amie Newman at RH Reality Check: President Obama has rescinded the Global Gag Rule, which banned giving federal funds to internal groups that provide abortions or informations about the procedure. Jacob Goldstein at WSJ’s Health Blog is also on top of the latest health news, reporting that Obama has…

Friday Blog Roundup

There were lots of good posts this week about health challenges around the world: Marjan Siadat at Detroit Receiving provides a grim look at the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe.   Amie Newman at RH Reality Check reminds us that having a child remains one of the biggest health risks for women worldwide. Michael Clemens at Global…

Friday Blog Roundup

There’s a lot of news about food that might spoil your appetite: Tom Philpott at Gristmill is “having a hard time accepting that Obama has picked an ethanol-loving GMO enthusiast as his USDA chief.”  Revere at Effect Measure reports that the country is experiencing a salmonella outbreak that’s sickened 400 people, but the CDC and FDA…

Friday Blog Roundup

Bloggers are anticipating some new activities from the Obama administration´s Health and Human Services team, while still keeping a close eye on what the Bush administration HHS is up to: Jeff Goldsmith at the Health Affairs Blog considers what we can expect from Tom Daschle, who Obama has picked as his “health czar.” Maggie Mahar…