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Coleman Natural Foods Announces Natural Product Line for Conventional Grocery Retailers
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Coleman Natural Foods, the largest natural meat company in the United States, announced today that it is offering a new line of all natural beef, poultry, lamb, pork and sausage products to the conventional grocery channel.

Ranchers Anticipate Grazing Rule Announcement
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine

Keith Winter is looking forward to May 20 with trepidation. That's the day a government report on the future rules for livestock grazing in the Dakota Prairie Grasslands will be announced in Bismarck, N.D.

China Eyes Turbines at Sea to Boost Wind Power
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wind turbines stationed up to 50 km (30 miles) offshore and in waters up to 30 metres deep could be a key part of China's renewable energy programme in two or three decades, a senior industry official said on Monday.

Oregon Might Brand Lumber with Green Seal of Approval
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Milstein, The Oregonian

If Oregon is so well-known for its forests, could it offer its own brand of lumber? That's what the Oregon Department of Forestry is asking. State leaders are investigating the possibility of seeking environmental certification for Oregon forests, a kind of green seal of approval that might help set the state's wood apart and compete in a changing market

EarthNews Radio: PBS Series "Strange Days on Planet Earth"
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

PBS has been presenting an impressive number of science and nature programs in April. One new series, National Geographic's "Strange Days on Planet Earth," documents some of the odd things going on the natural world in our time.

Office Products from Recycled Material
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Recycling is a daily practice for many Americans. However there are two parts to the recycling equation.

For Sale, by Forest Service: Homes, Ranger Stations, Rec Areas
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

Looking for a sweet home in Sweet Home? The Forest Service may have just the answer. Three houses in Sweet Home, a former logging town in Oregon's Willamette Valley, are for sale for $52,500, $69,000 and $78,000. The properties, built in the 1950s for workers in the Willamette National Forest, are no longer needed -- and frankly, the Forest Service could use the money.

Switzerland and the Wolf
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Schulman, WWF International

Looking for wolves in Switzerland is a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack. Perhaps even harder as there are only a handful of them roaming throughout the country’s vast mountain ranges and alpine meadows made famous by the 19th century children’s classic, and later the popular television series, Heidi. But, for many living in the Swiss Alps, this is a handful too many.

Diesel Engine Companies Challenge Emission Rules from California Air Pollution Regulators
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

Diesel engine manufacturers went to court Friday to try to block stricter pollution standards set to take effect in a week, arguing state regulators reneged on a $1 billion legal settlement in 1998.

Colombia Coca Crop Spraying Not Harmful, Study Reveals
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The largest scientific investigation yet into the health effects of Colombia's program of spraying illegal coca crops, the raw material for cocaine, has concluded that the chemicals used do not harm either humans or the environment.

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