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FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1997

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Item #d97nov91

Canadian impacts and adaptation are the focus of a cooperative study organized by Environment Canada. (See REPORTS/CANADA, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--Nov. 1997.) Key findings were released at a late November conference.


Item #d97nov92

Energy R&D spending in the U.S. on efficient and renewable technologies should be boosted by $1.1 billion over six years, according to a report released in October by an advisory committee to President Clinton. (See Science, p. 216, Oct. 10, 1997.)


Item #d97nov93

Rainforest fires: The recent forest fires of Indonesia are the result of climatic conditions caused by El Niņo combined with governmental policies on land clearing. (See New Scientist, pp. 3-4, Oct. 4, 1997.) A team of scientists have concluded that the burning of Indonesian peat bogs could release more CO2 into the atmosphere over the next six months than all the power stations and cars of Western Europe emit in a year (ibid., p. 22, Oct. 18). The same El Niņo conditions are also increasing fires in South America (ibid., p. 10, Oct. 11).


Item #d97nov94

Coal mine fires in northern China could be contributing up to three percent of worldwide emissions of CO2. (See New Scientist, p. 14, Aug. 9, 1997.) The Netherlands Organization of Applied Scientific Research is providing technical assistance in controlling the fires.

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