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May 8, 1990 | United Press International
Yale University received its largest gift in more than two decades Monday, a $20-million donation from the heirs of a Texas oil baron to establish a school to study, research and preserve the environment. The gift to establish the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies was the first in a series to be made by the Bass family of Ft. Worth, said Yale President Benno C. Schmidt Jr. The gift to establish the biospheric studies institute was presented to Schmidt by Edward P.
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May 1, 1994 | Associated Press
Biosphere 2's financial backer has taken control of the environmental project under a settlement of a lawsuit that questioned the project's management. Texas billionaire Ed Bass sued last month, and the agreement was announced Friday. It requires court approval, and a court receiver will continue to run the project until then. The $150-million project seeks to replicate the Earth's environment inside a glass-and-metal dome.
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April 7, 1994 | Associated Press
Two people who lived inside Biosphere 2 for two years were arrested Wednesday for allegedly breaking into the sealed environmental experiment and leaving the doors open so outside air could get in. Abigail Alling, who has been taking responsibility for Monday's intrusion in calls to reporters across the country, was arrested at a Tucson motel with fellow crew member Mark Van Thillo. They each face felony charges of burglary and criminal property damage.
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April 9, 1994 | ADAM S. BAUMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John P. Allen, the creator of Biosphere 2, resigned Friday from the embattled environmental project that last week was placed in the hands of a court-appointed receiver in a dispute over control. Allen cited his "deepest concern at the situation occurring at (the) Biosphere 2 site and the implications concerning people, ecosystems and total system" in his resignation as a vice president of Space Biospheres Ventures, the company that operates Biosphere 2.
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April 9, 1994 | ADAM S. BAUMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John P. Allen, the creator of Biosphere 2, resigned Friday from the embattled environmental project that last week was placed in the hands of a court-appointed receiver in a dispute over control. Allen cited his "deepest concern at the situation occurring at (the) Biosphere 2 site and the implications concerning people, ecosystems and total system" in his resignation as a vice president of Space Biospheres Ventures, the company that operates Biosphere 2.
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April 2, 1994 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ and ADAM S. BAUMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the red desert north of Tucson, off-duty federal marshals acting on behalf of Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass seized the Biosphere 2 project Friday, ousting the managers who conceived and constructed the $150-million, state-of-the-art surrogate planet. "This is not an April Fool's joke," Biosphere public affairs director Chris Helms said. "It is a management dispute."
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May 1, 1994 | Associated Press
Biosphere 2's financial backer has taken control of the environmental project under a settlement of a lawsuit that questioned the project's management. Texas billionaire Ed Bass sued last month, and the agreement was announced Friday. It requires court approval, and a court receiver will continue to run the project until then. The $150-million project seeks to replicate the Earth's environment inside a glass-and-metal dome.
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March 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
A marine biologist has begun a five-day sojourn in a sealed environment that generates its own air and rain, part of an experiment that creators say may work as well on distant planets as in the Arizona desert. Abigale Alling entered the unnamed module through an air lock Wednesday, abandoning Earth's atmosphere for one created to test the systems of Biosphere II, a futuristic, closed ecosystem which won't be completed for about 15 months.
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March 23, 1987 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II
Biosphere II is only the latest business venture that has captivated the imagination of Edward P. Bass, a wealthy Texan. In addition to a 300,000-acre horse and cattle ranch in Australia, a London art gallery and publishing company, and an earthquake-proof Katmandu hotel, Bass also owns Fort Worth's Caravan of Dreams, a $5-million complex containing a blues and jazz nightclub, a 220-seat theater, a book shop, an art gallery, restaurants and a karate studio.
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September 27, 1991 | From the Associated Press
Eight scientists Thursday were locked into a sealed environment where they plan to stay until 1993, saying they dream of a future when humans will become "custodians of our world." The biospherians, as they like to call themselves, donned colorful astronaut-style costumes Wednesday as they celebrated their last day of freedom. On Thursday, wearing futuristic black uniforms, they smiled and waved to onlookers and were sealed inside a 3.15-acre geodesic-framed compound called Biosphere II.
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April 7, 1994 | Associated Press
Two people who lived inside Biosphere 2 for two years were arrested Wednesday for allegedly breaking into the sealed environmental experiment and leaving the doors open so outside air could get in. Abigail Alling, who has been taking responsibility for Monday's intrusion in calls to reporters across the country, was arrested at a Tucson motel with fellow crew member Mark Van Thillo. They each face felony charges of burglary and criminal property damage.
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April 2, 1994 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ and ADAM S. BAUMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the red desert north of Tucson, off-duty federal marshals acting on behalf of Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass seized the Biosphere 2 project Friday, ousting the managers who conceived and constructed the $150-million, state-of-the-art surrogate planet. "This is not an April Fool's joke," Biosphere public affairs director Chris Helms said. "It is a management dispute."
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May 8, 1990 | United Press International
Yale University received its largest gift in more than two decades Monday, a $20-million donation from the heirs of a Texas oil baron to establish a school to study, research and preserve the environment. The gift to establish the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies was the first in a series to be made by the Bass family of Ft. Worth, said Yale President Benno C. Schmidt Jr. The gift to establish the biospheric studies institute was presented to Schmidt by Edward P.
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April 24, 1994 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ and ADAM S. BAUMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
This is a story of people who made a world in their image and of how it came apart. Their world is a self-contained planet in a bottle outside Tucson called Biosphere 2--an ambitious ecology experiment that draws 250,000 tourists every year to browse past its souvenir stands, admire its architecture and gawk at its sculptures constructed of scrap metal recycled from nuclear weapons laboratories.
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September 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
Biosphere emerged Sunday from a two-year experiment in self-sufficiency, filling their lungs with fresh air and waving to about 2,500 reporters and cheering well-wishers. "They said it couldn't be done," said crew member Mark Nelson. "But here we are--healthy, happy." The event, dubbed "re-entry" by Biosphere operators, blended NASA-style techno-speak with the trappings of a Hollywood media event.
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