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Residents of Tight-Knit River Neighborhood Losing Land, Losing Hope
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Kelley Schoonover, Associated Press

Paul Bartosh's dream of having a home on the river where he could relax and watch the boats go by is slowly crumbling, along with his back yard.

Loggers Going Into Oregon Old Growth Reserve on Biscuit Fire
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

A timber company plans to start logging next week in a burned area that had been reserved as old growth forest, setting up a confrontation with environmentalists who believe leaving the dead trees standing is better for fish, wildlife and the forest.

Special Mouse that Blocked Projects Special No More, Government Says
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Preble's meadow jumping mouse, once seen as a costly impediment to development, is now viewed by the government as a critter that never really existed -- and is no longer in need of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Landmarks Since Prehistory, Glaciers are Shrinking in a Warming World
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Up and down the icy spine of South America, the glaciers are melting, the white mantle of the Andes Mountains washing away at an ever faster rate.

The Short Path to Oil Independence -- An ENN Commentary
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute

With the price of oil above $50 a barrel, with political instability in the Middle East on the rise, and with little slack in the world oil economy, we need a new energy strategy. Fortunately, the outline of a new strategy is emerging with two new technologies.

Toyota Unveils Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Before Expo
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled on Monday a next-generation hydrogen-powered fuel cell hybrid-electric bus which will carry visitors during the 2005 Aichi World Exposition, which opens March 25.

EPA, Mining Firm Cut Deal, but Some Residents are Leery
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Baird, The Salt Lake Tribune

The Environmental Protection Agency and a Utah mining company have reached a $60 million settlement in the cleanup of the Eureka Mills Superfund site in Juab County.

Texas, Mexican Officials Discuss Landfill Fire Problem
January 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer C. Smith, The Monitor, McAllen, Texas

The U.S. federal government is working with Texas state officials, Mexican environmental agencies and Mexican officials to address landfill fires like the one in Matamoros on Tuesday.

Canada Split over Restrictions on Car Emissions
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

The two Canadian ministers negotiating with car makers over cuts in emissions are split on what to do, with one favoring binding restrictions and the other saying he wants the talks to continue.

Umbra Schools a Student Who Needs Sturdy, Eco-Friendly Bags
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine

An energetic high-school activist tells Umbra he's in desperate need of eco-friendly, reusable bags -- of the large and cheap variety -- so he and his green-leaning peers can collect used paper for their school recycling club. In spite of her New Year's resolution not to answer any more recycling questions, Umbra succumbs to her young supplicant's charm and saves the day with sage advice -- in Ask Umbra, today on the Grist Magazine website.

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