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Voles Head for Oregon Vineyards, Orchards
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Tiny rodents called voles that have been chewing up the grass seed crop and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage are moving into vineyards and orchards.

Roosters No Longer Crow in Romanian Delta Village
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Sinisa Dragin and Bogdan Cristel, Reuters

Roosters no longer crow in the Romanian Danube delta village of Ceamurlia de Jos, where tens of thousands of birds have been culled on small poultry farms to contain an outbreak of deadly bird flu.

Planet Sees Warmest September on Record
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Worldwide, it was the warmest September on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.

Environmental Group Greenpeace Says Wind Could Help Power China's Guangdong Province
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The environmental group Greenpeace on Monday urged China to use more wind power to cut down on severe pollution and to meet a surging demand for power in Guangdong -- one of the nation's most industrialized provinces.

Bill To Prevent Invasive Species Languishes in Congress
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

Legislation aimed at preventing foreign fish, clams and marine creatures from entering the Great Lakes in oceangoing ships is languishing in Congress while the shipping industry pushes a less restrictive bill.

For Mountain People, Moss Is a Cash Crop
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Vicki Smith, Associated Press

Deep in the forest, miles from anything resembling a town, even logging roads and rutted four-wheeler paths dissolve. That's when J.P. Anderson gears down his battered Suzuki Samurai, crashing up the side of a mountain with bone-rattling force.

San Jose Water Company Files Plan to Harvest Timber in Santa Cruz Mountains Watershed
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

San Jose Water Company announced on Friday that it has submitted a Non-Industrial Timber Management Plan to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Casino Companies Plan To Rebuild, Possibly Reshape U.S. Gulf Coast after Hurricanes
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Adam Goldman, Associated Press

Putting casinos on ugly barges and sticking them in the water handicapped Mississippi casinos from the start. But now that lawmakers have decided to allow casinos on solid ground after Hurricane Katrina, the area's tourist industry could be at a watershed moment.

Dallas-Area Toyota Dealership First in Nation to Seek Green Certification
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Pat Lobb Toyota of McKinney, Texas hopes to be the first car dealership in the US to be green-certified.

Gardenburger Heads for Private Control
October 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Jonathan Brinckman, The Oregonian

Gardenburger Inc., an iconic Oregon company credited with putting vegetarian burgers on menus across the country, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday -- two years after relocating its headquarters to California and manufacturing to Utah.

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