Once again, bloggers turn their keyboards to the economic crisis:
- Merrill Goozner at GoozNewsÂ explores how the stock market’s collapse may affect health-insurance premiums.
- Chris Mooney at Science Progress looks at the grim prospects for increased science funding.
- Kate Sheppard at Gristmill brings us an interview with Van Jones, who explains how the recommendations in his new bestselling book, The Green Collar Economy, hold up in the current financial climate.
- Joseph Romm at Gristmill argues that the mainstream media is overblowing the problems that green energy faces.
Maggie Mahar at Health Beat slams a New York Times editorial on Medicare’s decision to stop paying for “never” events like patient falls and bedsores.
Russ Walker at Gristmill calls for a constituency for climate action, to counteract Harry-and-Louise-type backlash the next administration will face.
Rob Goodspeed at The Goodspeed Update provides background on the transportation law that’s up for renewal next year and explains why it’s time to update the transit-funding model.
Lisa Frack at Enviroblog offers a handy summary of what it is that endocrine disruptors actually do (and why it’s scary).
Kaid Benfield at NRDC’s Switchboard considers what it takes for a community to support aging in place.
Maryn McKenna at Superbug has the latest news and recommendations on stopping hospital-acquired infections.
Emily Douglas at RH Reality Check brings us the word from international reproductive health experts who criticize a Bush administration attempt to halt contraceptive supplies to a family planning provider.