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Palm oil planters get wise with bird of prey pest control

JAKARTA (Reuters Life!) - The palm oil industry has gone bird crazy by drafting owls to combat the menace of rodent pests, hoping in the process to burnish its green credentials and save money. Full story

Libyan oil facility at Zueitina damaged: report

An oil facility at Zueitina, south of the Libyan rebel-held city of Benghazi, has been damaged and was on fire, Al Jazeera news channel said on Friday, showing a video of black smoke rising from an oil plant. Full story

Factbox: What steps has China taken to cap commodity prices?

China, battling inflation, has vowed to crackdown on speculation, hoarding and price-gouging. Here's a look at some of the actions it has taken to keep a lid on commodity prices in the last two months. Full story

Remember these holiday desserts?

   PBS’s Chris Kimball whips up two oldies but goodies – chiffon cake and Lane cake – that are reminiscent of your grandmother’s kitchen.

Scientists unveil chocolate-fueled race car

Scientists unveiled on Tuesday what they hope will be one of the world's fastest biofuel vehicles, powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibers. Full story

N.Z. airline flies jet partly run on vegetable oil

A passenger jet powered in part by vegetable oil successfully completed a two-hour flight Tuesday to test a biofuel that could lower airplane emissions and cut costs, Air New Zealand said. Full story

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  Going green with biodiesel boats

Oct. 11: A Florida charter captain converts his boat to run on recycled vegetable oil. WBBH's Chad Oliver reports.

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