Daily Roundup: February 4, 2009
Soon, Soon: California’s Barbara Boxer, chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said that legislation to limit carbon emissions and prevent further global warming will be possible within weeks. Reuters
Burned Out: A great roundup of this week’s setbacks for the coal industry is at NYT’s Green Inc.
Utah Man: Obama’s Interior Department announced today that it would cancel Bush-era leases that would have allowed oil and gas drilling on more than 100,000 acres of Utah wilderness. Sierra Club
Snake! The world’s biggest snake has been discovered; it lived 60 million years ago and was as long as a bus and as heavy as a car. National Geographic
Poor Pachyderms: Ringling Bros. is being accused of abusing Asian elephants and thereby violating the Endangered Species Act. L.A. Times