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 (washingtonpost.com)

* 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 (latimes.com)

* 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 (sfgate.com)

* 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 (npr.org)

 * 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 (washingtonpost.com)

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