Monthly Archives: May 2011

No Long-Term Trend in Atlantic Hurricanes Found

Villarini, G., G. A. Vecchi, T. R. Knutson, and J. A. Smith (2011), Is the recorded increase in short-duration North Atlantic tropical storms spurious?, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D10114, doi:10.1029/2010JD015493.

Villarini et al. (2010) found no increasing trend of hurrican activity when hurricane data was analyzed using accepted statistical and data analysis techniques.  Click here and here for additional discussion of the findings and significance of this study.

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S. 641 Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act

S.641
Latest Title: Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 3/17/2011)      Cosponsors (15)
Latest Major Action: 3/17/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
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S. 587 FRAC Act

S.587
Latest Title: FRAC Act
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 3/15/2011)      Cosponsors (9)
Related Bills: H.R.1084
Latest Major Action: 4/12/2011 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held with the Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife.

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H.R. 1084 Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act

H.R.1084
Latest Title: Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] (introduced 3/15/2011)      Cosponsors (42)
Related Bills: S.587
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
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H.R. 553 Endocrine Disruptor Screening Enhancement Act

H.R.553
Latest Title: Endocrine Disruptor Screening Enhancement Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 2/8/2011)      Cosponsors (6)
Latest Major Action: 2/15/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
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S. 711 Secure Water Facilities Act

S.711
Latest Title: Secure Water Facilities Act
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 3/31/2011)      Cosponsors (None)

Latest Major Action: 3/31/2011 Referred to Senate committee.

Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
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H.R. 1340 End Unnecessary Costs Caused by Report Mailing Act

H.R.1340 
Title: End Unnecessary Costs Caused by Report Mailing Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Young, C.W. Bill [FL-10] (introduced 4/1/2011)      Cosponsors (5)
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee.

Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

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