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Smelly Rain Unraveled by Scientists

Smelly Rain Unraveled by Scientists

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 20, 2015) Researchers using high-speed cameras have figured out how rain produces a distinct earthy smell and shown how soil-based pathogens can travel over large areas. Ben Gruber 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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Mangroves: Karachi's Natural Defence Under Threat

Mangroves: Karachi's Natural Defence Under Threat

AFP (Jan. 5, 2015) Thick mangroves have long protected Karachi from battering by the Arabian Sea, but pollution, badly managed irrigation and years of illegal logging have left this natural barrier in a parlous state. Duration: 02:36 Video provided by AFP
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