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U.S. Forest Agency To Try Out 'Green' Logging Standards
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Forest Service is set to begin auditing public federal lands, following private timber companies that have been getting "green" certifications to boost sales among consumers who want to be assured the lumber they buy is not harming the forests that produce them.

McDonald's Brews a Java War
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Jenn Abelson, Boston Globe

McDonald's Corp. is giving a jolt to the New England coffee market. Starting next week, the fast-food chain will replace its brew in all 600 New England stores with Newman's Own Organics Blend produced by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. in Waterbury, Vt.

Intel's New Process To Reduce Water Use at Microchip Plant Several Years Away
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Davis, Albuquerque Journal

Intel's Community Environmental Working Group hosted a presentation on technology that has the potential to reduce water use at the microchip plant by up to 80 percent and virtually eliminate harmful solvents.

Patagonia Staff Learns about Organic Cotton Production
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Dennis Pollock, Fresno Bee

Believed to be the only grower of organic cotton in California, Don Cameron wore his 100 percent organic cotton shirt from Patagonia as he showed representatives of that company from around the world his field near Helm on Friday.

Microchip Technology Ships 1 Billionth Lead-Free Device
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Microchip Technology Inc., a provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced the shipment of its 1 billionth lead-free device.

Governor Rendell Opens East Coast's First BioDiesel Injection Blending Facility
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Governor Edward Rendell launched the grand opening of the East Coast's first biodiesel injection blending facility owned by Independence BioFuels, Inc, a wholesale distributor of biofuels, located at the Petroleum Products Corporation terminal in Highspire, PA

EarthNews Radio: Environmentally Sound Cleaning
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

It's amazing how something as simple as cleaning our homes creates environmental challenges. Jerry Kay spoke to Linda Mason Hunter, co-author of Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home.

Landlocked Tennessee Home to Fledgling Shrimp Industry
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Gary Tanner, Associated Press

It's a crop largely unheard of in Tennessee and mostly unseen, growers say. But hundreds of miles from any ocean, about 20 farmers in places like Springfield, Jackson and Morristown are raising shrimp.

Philippines Monitors Wetlands for Bird Flu Entry
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Manny Mogato, Reuters

The Philippines has stepped up surveillance of 55 wetlands across the country to try to prevent the entry of the deadly avian influenza virus through migratory birds, officials said on Thursday.

Six Beavers Released in England in Effort To Restore Long-Extinct Species
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Six beavers from Bavaria were released in western England on Thursday in a second attempt to restore a species that has been extinct in the country since the 12th century.

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