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Students Give New Life to Unwanted Computers
December 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Kerry McGinley, The Gazette

Don't tell Santa, but a workshop in Colorado Springs is filled with young people happily hacking electronics to bits.

Guatemala Clamps down on Christmas Fir Poachers
December 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters

olice have seized thousands of branches of an endangered Guatemalan scented fir species used for Christmas trees in a clampdown to protect it against extinction, police said Tuesday.

Scientists Discover New Species in Indonesian Caves
December 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A team of international scientists has found new fish and insect species, including a monster cockroach, living in caves in Indonesia's remote East Kalimantan province, the group announced Wednesday.

Precedent-Setting Water Rights Decision over Endangered Species
December 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

In a precedent-setting decision, the federal government agreed to pay four California water districts $16.7 million for water the government diverted a decade ago to help two rare fish.

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.

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