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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1994

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U.S. program evaluated: A report from the Office of Technology Assessment states that the U.S. Global Change Program is not providing the type of information decision makers need.


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U.K. ozone report: The fifth in a series of reviews by a panel of scientists concludes that stratospheric ozone loss over Europe is increasing.


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U.S. joint implementation guidelines were issued by the Department of State in the Dec. 17 Federal Register (pp. 66057-66059) as part of the Climate Change Action Plan. An interagency panel will evaluate projects sponsored by private U.S. organizations to help other countries reduce greenhouse emissions. See Energy, Econ. & Clim. Change, pp. 11-12, Jan. 1994; Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 34, Jan. 12.


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Clean cars: In January the Clinton Administration and U.S. domestic automakers announced plans to develop a new generation of fuel-efficient vehicles, by approving cooperative research programs involving auto-industry research groups and several national laboratories.


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Corporate affiliates program: The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is broadening its corporate affiliates program to help provide smaller organizations a voice in the dialogue among scientists, the private sector and environmentalists on climate change and other atmospheric issues. The program has instituted a monthly newsletter emphasizing science and policy, and provides a variety of other benefits to members. The yearly membership fee is $1500 ($1800 outside North America). Contact Stephen Dickson, UCAR, POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307 (303-497-2113).


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"The Defense Department Declassifies the Earth--Slowly," R.A. Kerr, Science, pp. 625-626, Feb. 4. Researchers have had some success in getting their hands on declassified environmental data, but often run into cultural barriers with the military in the process.

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