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New plan would nearly triple Yellowstone daily snowmobile limit
5 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Gentlemen, stroke your engines: The National Park Service has issued a draft plan that would nearly triple the number of snowmobiles allowed into Yellowstone National Park each day, from 250 to 720. While the limit is lower than the average number entering the park daily before the Clinton administration put …

Gary Lagerloef, earth, space, and ocean researcher, InterActivates
5 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Gary Lagerloef is senior research scientist at a nonprofit called Earth & Space Research — but he is, in fact, an oceanographer. So tricky! Dedicated to amassing scientific knowledge about the impact of the briny deep on our climate, Lagerloef was recently picked to head an ocean-researching satellite mission for …

On heels of climate report, governments and businesses get real
5 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Heeding a call from French President Jacques Chirac, 46 nations are backing a plan to create a powerful new U.N. Environment Organization that could police climate offenders. Egregious emitters Russia, China, India, and the U.S. didn’t leap up and down volunteering to join, but Chirac will keep pushing, since the …

Umbra on pellet stoves
5 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Shivering in the cold now that winter’s behaving properly? Let the words of advice maven Umbra Fisk warm you. Today, Umbra fields a question from a reader who’s a fan of pellet stoves and wonders why they’ve been overlooked in previous columns. Umbra logs on with an answer, probing for …

A 21st-century gold rush hits the Brazilian Amazon
5 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Our fair city of Seattle was once a gold rush town, a way station for loading up on supplies and sex before heading to the Yukon. So we feel an affinity for the mud-caked prospectors combing a remote stretch of Brazilian rainforest in hopes of finding nuggets worth $530 an …

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