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-Big news! The Sierra Club won a big case yesterday that effectively stops any new permits for coal power plants.-Remember when it looked like Alaska might re-elect convicted felon Sen Ted Stevens? Huffington Post says it's not happening.-China and India are home to booming economies and, according to a U.N. report, a brand, new type of pollution: brown clouds.-On Wednesday night, New York welcomed its first "green nightclub," fittingly named Greenhouse. It's got waterless urinals, LEED certification, and mega-expensive bottles of vodka.-Scientific American nominates Stephen Colbert for FDA Administrator after the comedian calls out a flawed study of a cholesterol-lowering drug.-This Funny or Die video shows us what the Obama presidency will really look like with Get Your War On.-From the GOOD Community: platdujour points us to a site set up by the search engine company's philanthropic arm, google.org, that tracks flu trends around the U.S.(Photo of Formalhaut b, the first planet outside of our solar system to have its picture taken. Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Kalas, J. Graham, E. Chiang, and E. Kite (University of California, Berkeley), M. Clampin (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.), M. Fitzgerald (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.), and K. Stapelfeldt and J. Krist (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.))