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Notes from Anna: You Write of Classics, Old and New
December 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Anna Seluyanova, ENN

The week leading to Christmas has been particularly exciting for me this year because of the enthusiastic e-mails I received from some of you in response to last week's compact selection of environmental books.

Oregon Forest Owners See Fairer Future in Measure 37
December 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Milstein, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

Family landowners suffering under Oregon's land-use laws formed the public face of Measure 37. But the timber industry quietly supplied almost $3 of every $4 that buoyed the ballot initiative to an easy victory.

Grand Rapids, Minn., Paper Mill's Expansion May Depend on Tree Supply
December 22, 2004 12:00 AM - John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn.

Environmental review for a proposed $800 million paper machine at Blandin Paper Co. in Grand Rapids will focus on the mill's growing appetite for Minnesota's trees.

The Forest Service on Wednesday Announced Long-Waited Changes to Rules Governing the National Forest Management Act, the Basic Law that Governs the Nation's 155 National Forests
December 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press Writer

Managers of the nation's 155 national forests will have more leeway to approve logging and other commercial projects with less formal environmental review under a new Bush administration plan, The Associated Press has learned.

New Mexico Regulators Approve Solar, Biomass Plans
December 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Rosalie Rayburn, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

State regulators Tuesday approved a PNM plan to spend up to $1.4 million on solar and biomass projects to comply with a state renewable energy law.

Ten Things Not to Buy for Christmas
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Christmas gift buyers should avoid coral jewellery, crocodile skin and Beluga caviar if they want to enjoy a guilt-free holiday season, the nature protection group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said on Tuesday.

Maine May Act to Close Vehicle Emissions Loophole
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News

Like most of its New England neighbors, Maine requires that all new cars meet strict emissions standards. But Maine is alone in allowing consumers to legally register new cars that produce more pollution than the state policy allows.

Amazon Gas Heralds Changes in Brazil Rain Forest
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrew Hay, Reuters

A tower of orange flame rises above the Amazon jungle, firing the energy goals of the Brazilian government. It also gives environmentalists nightmares and heralds a dose of culture shock for the people of the rain forest.

Saudi Government Approves Kyoto Climate Protocol
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, gave its approval on Monday to the Kyoto protocol which aims to stem global warming, the official Saudi Press Agency said.

Male Fish Growing Eggs Found in Potomac
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Male fish that are growing eggs have been found in the Potomac River near Sharpsburg, a sign that a little-understood type of pollution is spreading downstream from West Virginia, a federal scientist says.

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