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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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Used Christmas Trees Are Like Catnip for Zoo Lions

Used Christmas Trees Are Like Catnip for Zoo Lions

Buzz60 (Jan. 5, 2015) A British Zoo is once again inviting residents to turn in their used Christmas trees to be used as playthings for the zoo's African Lions. Jen Markham has the story. Video provided by Buzz60
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Taking Stock of Creatures Big and Small

Taking Stock of Creatures Big and Small

Reuters - Light News Video Online (Jan. 5, 2015) Endangered Sumatran tiger cubs and Humboldt penguins are the highlights of this year's London Zoo animal stock take. Tara Cleary reports. Video provided by Reuters
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