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Pikeville, Kentucky, Asks Coal Companies To Blow Up 2 Mountains

Pikeville, Kentucky, is asking coal companies to remove two mountain tops to make room for more development for the town.

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13,000 Foot Peak 8 Ski Lift At Breckenridge — Highest in North America — Approved

The Denver Post reports federal approval for a 13,000 foot ski lift to Peak 8 at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado — the highest in North America.

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Early Ozone Warning as Bush Plans Smokies Earth Day Visit

The AP reports one of the earliest ozone warnings in history has been issue for the higher elevations for the Smokies — just in time for President Bush’s Earth Day visit on Friday to Cades Cove. Ozone season is traditionally … Continue reading

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Scientists Predict 25% of Northwest Glaciers Will Be Gone By 2030

Cascadia Scorecard quoting a Denver Post article on Global Warming notes that Northwest Scientist issued the “The Scientific Consensus Statement of the Likely Impacts of Climate Change on the Pacific Northwest” noting that a quarter of Northwest Glaciers will be … Continue reading

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Group Seeks Black Mountain Trail as Huge ATV Park Opens

The New York Times devoted nearly a page its Automobile section in its Dec. 17, 2004, issue for photos, maps, and reports that a group of ATV riders is pushing for a trail from Evarts to the Black Mountain summit. … Continue reading

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Po'ouli Bird Feared Extinct on Haleakala

The New York Times reports a bird, a po’ouli, the last known member of its genus and species, died in its cage on Maui on Nov. 26. The bird is a shy, nearly silent brown bird with a black face … Continue reading

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Controversy Over Fifty 413 Foot Tall Wind Farms Near Spruce Knob

Many thanks to spookymike who points there is a controversy over a wind farm near Spruce Knob. The matter is being discussed by a Yahoo group Spruceknob (aimed at astronomers seeking dark skies) There’s a great deal of VERY CURRENT … Continue reading

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