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Conservation Deal Takes Unusual Tack
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Rojas-Burke, The Oregonian
A string of privately owned islands on the Columbia River near Longview, Wash., has been set aside for wildlife conservation, adding to a growing corridor of marshes, forests and flood plains managed by the Vancouver-based Columbia Land Trust.
EU Reports Thinning Ozone Layer over Arctic; Possible Threat to Human Health
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Raf Casert, Associated Press
Record low temperatures over the North Pole are thinning the protective ozone layer, a condition which could affect human health in northern countries and even central European nations, the European Union warned Monday.
Scientists Keep Eye on Alaska Volcanoes
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Scientists continue to monitor two volcanoes that the Alaska Volcano Observatory says could send dangerous ash into the air at any time.
China Presses Three Gorges Project to Heed Rules
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
China's environmental watchdog, flexing its limited muscles to try to clean up industry, may take the operators of the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project, to court, state media said on Tuesday.
Residents of Tight-Knit River Neighborhood Losing Land, Losing Hope
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Kelley Schoonover, Associated Press
Paul Bartosh's dream of having a home on the river where he could relax and watch the boats go by is slowly crumbling, along with his back yard.
Loggers Going Into Oregon Old Growth Reserve on Biscuit Fire
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
A timber company plans to start logging next week in a burned area that had been reserved as old growth forest, setting up a confrontation with environmentalists who believe leaving the dead trees standing is better for fish, wildlife and the forest.
Landmarks Since Prehistory, Glaciers are Shrinking in a Warming World
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press
Up and down the icy spine of South America, the glaciers are melting, the white mantle of the Andes Mountains washing away at an ever faster rate.
Nordic Countries Claim Four of Top Five Spots in Environmental Sustainability Survey
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Moore, Associated Press
The Nordic countries ranked highest in environmental sustainability, a survey released Friday at the World Economic Forum reported.
Environmentalists Sue Feds To Stop Mining Companies from Dumping Mountain Tops into Valleys
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Roger Alford, Associated Press
Environmentalists have sued the federal government in an attempt to stop coal mining companies from lopping off the tops of mountains and dumping the rocks and dirt into valleys.
Consultants Aid Rebirth of Polluted Sites
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Colleen Diskin, The Record
Thirty years ago, New Jersey was littered with abandoned industries that not only scarred the landscape but also drained the pocketbooks of the companies that owned the polluted land.