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Bloggers are thinking about food: Elizabeth Cooney at White Coat Notes reports on a study in Boston and Philadelphia that finds food prices outstripping food stamps. Robert McClure at Dateline Earth points us to a new report that suggests giving fishermen property rights may help imperiled fish stocks. Jennifer Jacquet at Shifting Baselines argues for…

Friday Blog Roundup

Bloggers offer advice and observations related to the election: David Roberts at Gristmill went to the RNC convention and observed that the GOP has three different views on energy: “what the pols and power brokers believe, what they tell the base, and what they tell the elite media and political establishment.” Also at Gristmill, Marianne…

Friday Blog Roundup

Given all the recent problems with contaminated food, it’s not surprising that food labeling is a hot topic these days: Revere at Effect Measure thinks it’s ridiculous that the USDA is denying a meatpacker permission to test all of its cattle for mad cow disease. Andrew Schneider at Secret Ingredients updates us on progress toward…

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Bloggers give us the dirt on the VP picks announced this week. There’s already info on McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin: Gristmill gives us a snapshot of Palin’s record on energy and environmental issues, and compiles statements from and about her on these topics. Keith Johnson at Environmental Capital focuses on her position on expanding…

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With the presidential contest heating up, bloggers’ thoughts turn to U.S. healthcare reform: Lisa Codispoti at Womenstake presents the numbers that show just how bad conditions are now. Brian Klepper at Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review explains the crucial element of healthcare reform that’s missing from the new Harry and Louise ad (via Health…

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Bloggers have a lot to say about the Bush Administration’s proposed new rules for the Endangered Species Act: Andrew Wetzler at NRDC’s Switchboard points out that the Fish & Wildlife Service doesn’t seem very interested in listening to the public’s thoughts on the changes. Jeff Dubbin at Oh My Gov! considers the history of the…

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The International AIDS Conference took place this week in Mexico City, and bloggers have plenty to say about it: RH Reality Check provides extensive, in-depth coverage from multiple bloggers. Marilyn Chase at WSJ’s Health blog summarizes some expert attendees’ thoughts on the future of AIDS research, the role of AIDS in healthcare system planning, reshaping…

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Bloggers keep us up to date on what’s happening in Congress: Lisa Stiffler at Dateline Earth reports that both houses have now passed legislation reducing the amount of lead and phthalates allowed in children’s products and increasing the regulatory strength of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Andrew Plemmons Pratt at Science Progress considers FDA regulation…

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The EPA comes under scrutiny this week: Jennifer Sass at NRDC’s Switchboard applauds the agency’s proposals to cancel all uses of the pesticide carbofuran. Andrew Schneider at Secret Ingredients warns of EPA moves to water down regulations determining the cancer-causing danger of asbestos exposure. Kate Sheppard at Gristmill reports on what a Senate committee heard…

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Bloggers have alarming stories of diseases reappearing: Mike Lizza at The Lede (NYT) explores the reappearance of polio in tribal Pakistan. Tara C. Smith at Aetiology describes the hemorrhagic-fever-causing Marburg virus, which just killed a Dutch woman who traveled to Uganda. Katharine Mieszkowski at Broadsheet reports on the resurgence of measles in the U.S., and…