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Calif. Elks Will Be Sent to Roam Free
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

Dozens of tule elk will be sent to areas where they can roam freely, from the northern Coast Ranges to the southern Sierra Nevada, in an attempt to restore a native California species that has rebounded from the brink of extinction.

Brazil Plans Vast Amazon Reserve to Stem Logging
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters, Tiago Pariz

Brazil's president Thursday decreed the creation of one of the world's largest environmental protection areas in the Amazon to combat illegal logging and rising violence after the killing of a prominent U.S. human rights activist.

Delray Workers Plant Endangered Native Vine to Prevent Dune Erosion
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Mireidy Fernandez, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

They're just little white flowers, but they have a lot of power when it comes to restoring dunes.

EPA Terminates Contract with Computer Recycling Firm
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer

A large company that employs federal prisoners has lost a contract to recycle computers for the federal government, after a challenge from small, privately owned recyclers who said the $800 million corporation represented unfair competition.

Boosting Wind-Energy Standards to Mean 'Significant New Benefits,' Group Says
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Julie Breaux, Odessa American

The time is ripe for members of the Texas Legislature to approve a bill increasing renewable energy production standards, Public Citizen of Texas say.

The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 14-18
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The world reacted to the beginning of the Kyoto era this week.

Farmland Advocate Promotes Agricultural Easements
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve E. Swenson, The Bakersfield Californian

A local farmland advocate wants to gauge the community's interest in preserving farmland through voluntary agricultural easements.

Massachusetts Making Boundary Change that Could Limit Planned Offshore Windmills
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Massachusetts officials are trying to redefine the state's coastline in a move that could give them more control over a proposed electricity-generating wind farm off the shore of Cape Cod.

Russia's UES Close to Large Kyoto-Linked Deals
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Oliver Bullough, Reuters

Russian electricity giant Unified Energy System, which accounts for 2 percent of global greenhouse gases, is close to signing 30 Kyoto-linked deals to slash emissions by 20 million tonnes a year, it said on Wednesday.

Seizing Their Chance, Conservationists Join Forces to Push Bills
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Michelle Cole, The Oregonian

Senate Democrats and conservationists gathered on the Willamette River's frigid banks Tuesday to announce the "most important" water quality proposal in 30 years, another in a long line of environmental protections they have championed.

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