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.
Atlanta Subways to Get TV, Radio Feeds
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Eliott C. McLaughlin, Associated Press
John Brink looked bored as he stood on the northbound subway Wednesday, skateboard wedged between his legs.
Manure Blamed for Killing Wisconsin Trout
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Manure spread on a frozen field is blamed for killing dozens of brown trout in a southern Wisconsin stream, just months after the federal government removed the river from its list of impaired waters.