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Scientists Hold Emergency Meeting to Save Endangered Rhinos

Scientists Hold Emergency Meeting to Save Endangered Rhinos

AFP (Jan. 28, 2015) Conservationists and scientists hold talks in Kenya to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. Duration: 01:06 Video provided by AFP
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Chinese Officials Allegedly Eat Endangered Animal At Banquet

Chinese Officials Allegedly Eat Endangered Animal At Banquet

Newsy (Jan. 27, 2015) A banquet ended in a bust-up after Chinese officials reportedly dined on an endangered salamander. Video provided by Newsy
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Controversy Shrouds Captive Killer Whale in Miami

Controversy Shrouds Captive Killer Whale in Miami

Reuters - Light News Video Online (Jan. 23, 2015) Activists hope the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) will label killer whales endangered, allowing lawyers to sue a Miami aquarium to release an orca into the wild after 44 years. Jillian Kitchener reports. Video provided by Reuters
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3D Laser Mapping 'weighs' Trees

3D Laser Mapping 'weighs' Trees

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 14, 2015) A laser scanning technique is being developed by scientists to 3D map the structure of trees in order to determine the biomass and carbon stocks in forests more accurately than by other methods. The authors of the study hope their research will provide better understanding of the role of forests in reducing man-made CO2 emissions and give an effective framework for climate policymakers. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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