Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In Case You Missed It - Week of 10/15 - 10/21

- No, you didn't miss it.  Other than a sideswipe at the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and some love for the coal industry, environmental issues were't much of a part of the second presidential debate (or the third).

- Authorities in Hong Kong confiscated an enormous shipment--one of the largest ever--of illegal ivory.

- EPA's air quality standards for hydraulic fracturing were challenged from all sides.

- EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published their final rule raising fuel economy standards.

- The Journal Nature Climate Change published a study predicting that climate change will substantially decrease the productivity of rice plants and substantially increase greenhouse gas emissions from rice farming.


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