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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1991
UARS Launched: The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, the largest
U.S. satellite ever built for studying the Earth, was successfully launched from
the space shuttle Discovery in September 1991. A variety of instruments aboard
will observe chemical and meteorological conditions in the upper atmosphere to
increase understanding of how ozone depletion occurs. See Sci. News, p.
181, Sep. 21; Chem. Eng. News, p. 5, Sep. 9; New Scientist, p.
27, Sep. 14.
EPA CFC Rule: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has formally
proposed regulations to phase out the production of ozone-depleting chemicals by
the year 2000, consistent with the Montreal Protocol and the Clean Air Act.
Contact David Lee, Global Change Div. (ANR-445), U.S. EPA, Washington DC 20460
"Academy Panel Split on Greenhouse Adaptation," L. Roberts, Science,
p. 1206, Sep. 13, 1991. Two contributors to a National Academy of Sciences study
of the policy implications of global warming, Jane Lubchenko and Jessica
Mathews, are dissenting vigorously from the conclusions of the adaptation panel
report (Global Climate Change Digest, Reports/Of General Interest, Sep.
1991). They think the panel erred in trying to divorce ecological from economic
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