The April 2008 issue of Environment & Climate News highlights news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration noting January 2008 was below twentieth century temperature averages worldwide. Moreover, despite a warming Southern Ocean, the amount of ice surrounding Antarctica is now at the highest level measured for this time of the year.:
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- EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are squaring off over an Army Corps proposal to seasonally drain 67,000 acres of wetlands adjacent to the lower Mississippi River.
- Environmental activist groups have filed suit to block a federal government plan to allow state management of wolf populations in the Northern Rocky Mountain region.
- Seven hundred Maryland residents showed up at hearings at the state capitol and in western Maryland to protest an industrial wind farm proposal.
- San Francisco-area air quality regulators are proposing to charge a fee to most businesses based on the amount of greenhouse gases they emit.
Also in this issue: scientific "consensus," redwoods vs. solar panels, coal, bottled water, peer review, the Endangered Species Act, cap-and-trade, aquatic herbicides, dry cleaning, the Great Lakes Compact, and more.
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