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Timber Sale in Estacada, Ore., Area Has Potential for Peace
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Kadera, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

New ground is being broken in efforts to manage the Mount Hood National Forest in ways that don't end up in federal court.

North Charleston, S.C., Company Recycles Leftovers into Sealer for Roofs
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Kris Wise, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.

Entrepreneurs often pour their hearts -- not to mention their money and time -- into business ventures other people think are, well, crazy.

Palo Alto, Calif., to Buy 'Green' Power Created by Gas of Decomposing Garbage
December 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Dan Stober, San Jose Mercury News

Pushing to buy at least 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, Palo Alto has turned to a new supply: rotting garbage in Watsonville.

Villagers Drop Suit Against Denver-Based Mining Firm
December 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Kelly Yamanouchi, The Denver Post

Indonesian villagers agreed to drop a $543 million lawsuit against PT Newmont Minahasa Raya, a subsidiary of Denver's Newmont Mining Corp., after alleging that mercury waste from the company's Minahasa gold mine polluted Buyat Bay and sickened residents.

Nevada Commission Issues Solar Power Rebates, Adopts 'Green Power' Program
December 29, 2004 12:00 AM - John G. Edwards, Las Vegas Review-Journal

State regulators on Tuesday approved solar power rebates for 50 residential and small-business electric customers and adopted a program designed to help independent power developers secure financing for wind, solar and geothermal power projects.

Corpus Christi, Texas, Firm to Drill for Gas in National Seaside Park's Dunes
December 28, 2004 12:00 AM - James Pinkerton, Houston Chronicle

With the winter sun gleaming on its full, tawny coat, a lone coyote pauses to watch human visitors as they examine a new gas well in a remote corner of Padre Island National Seashore.

Alaska Oil Spill Damage Now Looks Worse
December 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Craig Welch, The Seattle Times

More than 600 oiled seabirds have been spotted near a broken ship off Alaska's Aleutian islands, and federal biologists now suspect hundreds or thousands more will be discovered in coming weeks.

Forest Service Plans Deletes Environmental Protections, Critics Say
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Knight Ridder

The Forest Service Wednesday changed the way it plans management of national forests, shortening the process by years but also eliminating the primary tool used by environmentalists to challenge logging and mining in protected forests.

Missouri Landfill Owner Leads Campaign to Incorporate Shingles into Asphalt
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Jack Naudi, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Few motorists spend time wondering what ingredients went into making the asphalt that helps their tires to grip the road. Dale Behnen, co-owner of Peerless Landfill Inc. near Valley Park, is a notable exception.

Hummer Owners Fuel Rage in Others
December 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Dave Breggin eats no red meat, barely waters a drought- resistant fescue lawn and has a highly energy-efficient Arapahoe County home.

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