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Trees Could Save More Than 850 Lives Each Year

Trees Could Save More Than 850 Lives Each Year

Newsy (July 27, 2014) A national study conducted by the USDA Forest Service found that trees collectively save more than 850 lives on an annual basis. Video provided by Newsy
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Government Approves East Coast Oil Exploration

Government Approves East Coast Oil Exploration

AP (July 18, 2014) The Obama administration approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles. (July 18) Video provided by AP
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12th Century UK Tradition of 'swan Upping' Creating a Flap

12th Century UK Tradition of 'swan Upping' Creating a Flap

AFP (July 15, 2014) For five days, the Queen's Swan Marker in Britain travels along the river examining and marking swans for conservation purposes, in a tradition dating back to the 12th century originally carried out by families claiming ownership. Duration: 01:01 Video provided by AFP
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Wild Things: Crackdown on Menu for China's Animal Eaters

Wild Things: Crackdown on Menu for China's Animal Eaters

AFP (July 7, 2014) Snakes are among the rare wildlife on sale in markets and restaurants in China despite courts being ordered to jail those who eat endangered species. Duration 00:48 Video provided by AFP
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