The July 2008 issue of Environment & Climate News reports on the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine's release of the names of 31,072 American scientists who reject the assertion that global warming is a crisis and is caused by human activity. Also on page 1:
- The Maryland General Assembly has rejected a global warming measure that would have required a statewide 25 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020.
- The Sierra Club and congressmen from New York and Illinois are attempting to pressure the federal Bureau of Land Management to restrict Utah's officials to determine how land in the state will be utilized.
- The U.S. Department of Interior has decided to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, based on purely speculative claims that global warming will affect its habitat in the future.
Also in this issue: domestic energy production, redwoods vs. solar panels, ethanol, secondhand smoke, global warming, carbon cap-and-trade, chemical and food packaging bans, and more.
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