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Item #d90jun93

"NASA Denies Negligence," D. Lindley, Nature, p. 182, Mar. 15, 1990. NASA's rebuttal to a recent report criticizing its archiving of global change data. (See REPORTS/EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--June 1990.)

Item #d90jun94

"A Technical Fix for the Greenhouse Effect," S. Watts, New Scientist, p. 34, May 5, 1990. Discusses the formula for cutting Britain's greenhouse gas emissions proposed in a recent report by the Watt Committee on Energy, an independent group of industrial scientists. (See REPORTS/ENERGY POLICY, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--June 1990.)

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"Senate Energy Committee Approves Toned-Down Global Warming Bill," Greenhouse Effect Rep., p. 37, May 1990. The requirement to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by the year 2005, originally part of Sen. Timothy Wirth's S. 324, was replaced with a measure directing the Department of Energy to examine the environmental and economic consequences of achieving that policy. Other provisions include the development of a "least-cost national energy strategy."

Item #d90jun96

"New Taxes Considered to Curb Pollution," D. Hanson, Chem. Eng. News, p. 11, Mar. 26, 1990. The House Ways and Means Committee held three days of hearings on the possibility of using tax law to achieve environmental protection. Discusses proposals recently voiced in Washington involving taxes on emissions of carbon, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides.

Item #d90jun97

"Advance Notice of Proposed Rule-Making on Chlorofluorocarbon Recycling," Federal Register, pp. 18256 ff., May 1, 1990. With this notice, the U.S. EPA solicits comments on the development of a national recycling program for ozone depleting compounds, which it intends to pursue in close cooperation with industry. (Written comments are due July 2, 1990. For further information contact David Lee, U.S. EPA; 202-475-7497.)

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"Toronto Changes Its Carbon-Intensive Ways," M. Stetson, World Watch, pp. 6-7, May-June 1990. (Worldwatch Inst., 1776 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036; 202-452-1999.) Discusses the decision of the City Council of Toronto to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by the year 2050.

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"International Representatives Discuss Global Warming--Possible Consequences and Solutions," L.M. Rogers, Public Utilities Fortnightly, pp. 39-41, Mar. 15, 1990. Deals with the February IPCC meeting in Washington, new studies being initiated by the Edison Electric Institute on emissions and energy demand management, and implications for the electric utility industry.

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