Page 1 of the December 2005 issue of Environment & Climate News highlights the ongoing Congressional debate over resource recovery in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the November 8 defeat of a Sonoma County, California proposal to ban the growing of genetically enhanced crops in the county.
Page 1 also reports the California Assembly's rejection of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's "million solar roofs" bill and increasing interest among state government officials in offshore oil and natural gas recovery as a revenue-raising measure.
Also in this issue:
- author Michael Crichton testifies before a U.S. Senate committee on the importance of science standards--especially when it comes to global warming;
- new data from the ongoing study of Seychelles island children confirms mercury exposure through fish consumption is not dangerous;
- Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has joined more than 100 scientists and human rights advocates in signing a petition calling for use of DDT in the fight against malaria;
- plus aquatic herbicides, Lake Okeechobee cleanup, oil sand and oil shale recovery, unintended consequences, Brazilian forests rescue, climate change, and more.
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