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The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 28-March 4

This week in the world of business and industry, we saw the effects of sport and recreation -- a multi-billion dollar industry in the US -- on the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Rescuers Struggle to Save Trapped Whales in Russian Far East

Rescuers armed with fuel-powered saws hacked through the ice near Russia's far eastern territories Wednesday in a desperate bid to save the lives of three whales thrashing about in confined holes in the freezing Sea of Okhotsk, Russian media reported. >> Read the Full Article

'Clear Skies' Bill Decried in N.C.

Federal legislation would undermine North Carolina's efforts to reduce pollution blowing across the mountains from other states, businesspeople and lawmakers from Western North Carolina said Tuesday. They urged the state's congressional delegation to oppose it. >> Read the Full Article

Mystery Squid Helps Prove Ocean Research

It took only a minute for scientists to discover a new deep-sea species with an experimental infrared camera built in Southern California and light-emitting artificial lure. >> Read the Full Article

Energetically Defending Our Public Lands -- An ENN Commentary

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. >> Read the Full Article

Researcher Downplays Ozone Hole Risk

The reported risk of a hole in the ozone layer appearing over the Arctic this winter has been overstated, a Swedish researcher said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Forest Advocates are Sharply at Odds over Logging's Benefits, Perils

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. >> Read the Full Article

Seattle Zoo Tries to Inseminate Elephant

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. >> Read the Full Article

Looser Environmental Restrictions on Military Sought by Bush

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. >> Read the Full Article

Panel Seeks to Put Organic Loophole Out to Pasture

Henry Perkins, an organic dairy farmer from Maine, brought a sign to Washington that read "Let Them Eat Grass." >> Read the Full Article