A coalition of so-called public interest groups has succeeded in stalling Diversa Corp.'s CRADA with Yellowstone National Park, perhaps leaving researchers to fondly recall the old days when they collected soil, water and plant samples without telling anyone.

The Edmonds Institute, the International Center for Technology Assessment and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies last week obtained a court order forcing the park to conduct an Envionmental Assessment (EA) study of the impact of Diversa's deal to obtain materials from the national park for use in its search for commercially interesting