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Underwater Grasses Help Clean Chesapeake Bay

Underwater Grasses Help Clean Chesapeake Bay

AP (Oct. 8, 2014) — Researchers say a significant growth of aquatic grasses in the upper Chesapeake makes the estuary cleaner and more productive. Sport fishing and hunting are making a dramatic comeback. (Oct. 8) Video provided by AP
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Artificial Coral Offers Solution to Endangered Reefs

Artificial Coral Offers Solution to Endangered Reefs

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 7, 2014) — With recent studies showing the world's oceans acidifying at an accelerating rate, scientists say coral reefs are at risk of dying out. But a student at London's Royal College of Art has come up with a possible solution. She has designed an artificial coral that, when placed in a reef, slowly dissolves over time releasing an alkaline solution to counteract the acidity. Matt Stock has more. Video provided by Reuters
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'Vaccinated' Mosquitos Released in Rio to Combat Dengue

'Vaccinated' Mosquitos Released in Rio to Combat Dengue

AFP (Oct. 3, 2014) — Ten thousand mosquitos immunized against dengue fever have been released in Brazil as part of an innovative attempt to curb the spread of the tropical viral sickness. Duration 01:07 Video provided by AFP
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Tiger-Mania Roars Across Russia

Tiger-Mania Roars Across Russia

Reuters - Light News Video Online (Sep. 22, 2014) — Amur tigers are the latest trend in Russia, partly inspired by President Vladimir Putin’s campaign for the endangered species. Tara Cleary reports. Video provided by Reuters
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