Eco-News Roundup: Friday, April 2

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Measles Mystery: Anti-vaccine folks try to use graphs to prove their point.

Drill, Baby, Drill: Obama opens up coasts to new oil and gas drilling.

Bagging Plastic: DC’s new plastic bag tax is working well, despite being only five cents.

CAFE Stop: New CAFE standards, 35.5 mpg before 2016, are finalized.

Healthcare 101: Quick primer on how healthcare reform would work in practice.

Gang Green: Oregon and other states are fighting Obama’s reform on healthcare.

Climate-Hacking: How much weather manipulation could the planet take?

White Tax: Some argue that a proposed tax on tanning salons is racist.

 

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