Eco-News Roundup: Tuesday April 6

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Stories on health, the environment, and energy from our other blogs.

We Wish: Shell doesn’t apologize to Niger Delta, but the Yes Men pranksters do.

Stork Insurance: Banning abortion insurance coverage isn’t a new issue.

Taking Stock of Copenhagen: Three months later, what have we achieved?

Counting Calories: Turns out calorie counters are flawed for future weight predictions.

Lone Ranger: Fred Karger’s fight for gay rights intersects with Salt Lake City’s.

Race and Obamacare: Minorities aren’t the only ones who’ll benefit from healthcare reform.

No Reform Here: One urologist wants Obama fans to go elsewhere.

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