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The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 28-March 4
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

This week in the world of business and industry, we saw the effects of sport and recreation -- a multi-billion dollar industry in the US -- on the environment.

Rescuers Struggle to Save Trapped Whales in Russian Far East
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rescuers armed with fuel-powered saws hacked through the ice near Russia's far eastern territories Wednesday in a desperate bid to save the lives of three whales thrashing about in confined holes in the freezing Sea of Okhotsk, Russian media reported.

'Clear Skies' Bill Decried in N.C.
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer

Federal legislation would undermine North Carolina's efforts to reduce pollution blowing across the mountains from other states, businesspeople and lawmakers from Western North Carolina said Tuesday. They urged the state's congressional delegation to oppose it.

Mystery Squid Helps Prove Ocean Research
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Kaczor, Associated Press

It took only a minute for scientists to discover a new deep-sea species with an experimental infrared camera built in Southern California and light-emitting artificial lure.

Energetically Defending Our Public Lands -- An ENN Commentary
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Buck Parker, Earthjustice

In the recent State of the Union address, President Bush praised the House of Representatives on its previous efforts to pass the Energy Policy Act and urged the Senate to pass a revived version of the bill that will soon be brought to the floor of the House for a vote.

Researcher Downplays Ozone Hole Risk
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Tommy Grandell, Associated Press

The reported risk of a hole in the ozone layer appearing over the Arctic this winter has been overstated, a Swedish researcher said Wednesday.

Forest Advocates are Sharply at Odds over Logging's Benefits, Perils
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Diane Dietz, The Register-Guard

A new pro-logging stance among some conservationists has opened a rift in Lane County's environmental community that is likely to emerge in public during the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference this week at the University of Oregon.

Seattle Zoo Tries to Inseminate Elephant
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A ticklish business, artificially inseminating an elephant. With the help of high-tech ultrasound and computer gear, special protective clothing, wheelbarrows and not a little cooperation from Chai, a 26-year-old Asian elephant, Woodland Park Zoo officials hope the complicated process led by two German scientists will result in the pachyderm giving again birth, as she did four years ago.

Looser Environmental Restrictions on Military Sought by Bush
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration is asking Congress to amend three environmental laws to reduce their impact on military ranges after failing to win the changes last year.

Panel Seeks to Put Organic Loophole Out to Pasture
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune

Henry Perkins, an organic dairy farmer from Maine, brought a sign to Washington that read "Let Them Eat Grass."

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