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Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
Since arriving on the island of Guam in the 1940s, the brown tree snake ( Boiga irregularis ) has extirpated native...
An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
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It's Official: No Senate Climate Bill Before "Early Spring"
17 November 2009 12:16 pm
Nations have now officially decided that the Copenhagen meeting will yield little more than a few political promises and they are now looking for a comprehensive deal in Bonn in June next year or a later 2010 meeting. So Democratic leaders in the Senate have scaled back hopes to get a floor vote the Senate climate bill, which passed committee amidst rancor and controversy earlier this month.
Senator John Kerry (D–MA) told reporters late yesterday that he won't try to bring the Senate climate bill to the floor before Copenhagen, which begins in 19 days.
Reuters on the news most have been expecting for months:
Kerry, who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is leading Senate negotiations on a compromise bill to tackle global warming, said he and other Democrats were working toward "trying to see if we can get this to the (Senate) floor sometime in the early spring, as early as possible."
Last week, Kerry had said he hoped the outlines of a compromise climate bill could be sketched out before the Dec. 7-18 global warming summit in Copenhagen that will be attended by some 190 countries.