October 2002 Environment & Climate News

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October, 2002
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The October 2002 issue of Environment & Climate News tackles a wide range of the most important environment policy debates taking place in the U.S. and across the globe.

  • Healthy forests: Will Congress work with the President bring common-sense to the nation’s forest policy? Active forest management is a cornerstone of the President’s campaign. Logging, writes Hal Salwasser of Oregon State University, is an essential part of sustainable forestry.

  • Sustainable development: U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell was jeered by professional environmental activists but cheered by delegates to the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development. Powell brought action items, not just rhetoric, to the meeting ... and his critics mostly took to the sidelines.

  • Property rights: Between 20,000 and 30,000 supporters of private property are expected to attend a Sawgrass Rebellion protest beginning October 17 in Naples, Florida.

  • West Nile virus: “Mosquitoes kill more people in five minutes than sharks do all year,” notes Jonathan Day, mosquito scientist at the University of Florida Medical Entomology Lab. It’s time to bring back DDT.

  • Yet another attack on chlorine: Senate Bill 1602 would force industry to abandon chlorine, even as science vindicates its safety. Senators who support the measure, but fear it won’t pass on its own merits, want to attach it to the Homeland Security proposal.

Also in this issue: Clean Water Act litigation; Robert Bradley receives CEI’s Julian Simon Award; ACSH files suit against a whole wheat bread manufacturer; NSR reform; mining rights under attack; land-use regulation, housing affordability, and livability; and reviews of two books: You’ve Been Had! How the Media and Environmentalists Turned America into a Nation of Hypochondriacs and Sustainable Development: Promoting Progress or Perpetuating Poverty? (download pdf)

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