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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."

Planners Vote Against Wal-Mart in Columbus, Georgia
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Tony Adams, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Plans to develop a Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Midland area of Columbus met with resistance at Wednesday's Planning Advisory Commission meeting.

February US Hybrid Sales Second-Strongest Ever
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Green Car Congress

Sales of hybrids in the US in February jumped back over the 10,000 unit mark.

AEP Gets Nod to Purchase Wind Power
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Russell Ray, Tulsa World

An agreement that calls for AEP-PSO to buy power from a wind farm planned near Lawton was approved Wednesday by state regulators.

Richardson: Governors Should Have More Say About Drilling on Federal Land
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Wednesday that governors should be allowed to protect environmentally sensitive federal land in their states against oil and gas drilling.

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