July 2005 Environment & Climate News

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July, 2005
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The July issue of Environment & Climate News addresses a wide range of environment issues at the federal, state, and local levels. On page 1:

  • Florida has approved new standards for identifying and protecting species in the state, relying on data rather than emotional p.r. campaigns;
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed legislation setting strict medical criteria for claims of asbestos-related personal injury. A U.S. Senate passed similar legislation;
  • The FBI considers extremist environmental activist groups to be the nation's top domestic terrorism threat; and
  • Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire has signed legislation requiring many publicly funded buildings to meeting "green building" standards.

Also in this issue: Great Lakes, energy bill, radium, global warming, EU emissions trading, CO2 emission caps, aquatic weeds, and takings compensation. Senior Editor S.T. Karnick reviews Michael Crichton's State of Fear, while Science Director Jay Lehr reviews Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Foods.

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