Saturday, May 7, 2011

In Case You Missed It - The Week of May 1-7

* The latest study projects a sea level rise four times greater than the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: New climate report confirms Arctic melt accelerating, sharply raises sea level rise projection (

* The 9th Circuit rules that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Automobile Dealers Association don't have standing. See California's right to exceed federal auto emissions standards is upheld (

* The latest news on frog extinctions, noting that 40 percent of all amphibian species are in decline: Fungus killing frogs, S.F. State scientists find (

* Lawsuits were filed in federal and state courts alleging that the government has failed to protect the atmosphere as a public trust.  See Climate Activists Target States With Lawsuits (

 * The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure that will force the sale of offshore drilling leases in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico but rejected a measure that would have ended billions of dollars in tax credits for oil companies (

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