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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

Planners Vote Against Wal-Mart in Columbus, Georgia

Plans to develop a Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Midland area of Columbus met with resistance at Wednesday's Planning Advisory Commission meeting. >> Read the Full Article

February US Hybrid Sales Second-Strongest Ever

Sales of hybrids in the US in February jumped back over the 10,000 unit mark. >> Read the Full Article

AEP Gets Nod to Purchase Wind Power

An agreement that calls for AEP-PSO to buy power from a wind farm planned near Lawton was approved Wednesday by state regulators. >> Read the Full Article

Richardson: Governors Should Have More Say About Drilling on Federal Land

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. >> Read the Full Article