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Canada Puts Birds Drunk on Fermented Berries in Mini 'Drunk Tanks'

Canada Puts Birds Drunk on Fermented Berries in Mini 'Drunk Tanks'

Buzz60 (Nov. 18, 2014) Wildlife officials in Yukon, Canada say birds such as Bohemian Waxwings are feeding on frost-fermented berries, which are making the birds too drunk to fly straight. Jen Markham explains how the government is repurposing some hamster cages as ‘bird drunk tanks,’ to help the birds sober up. Video provided by Buzz60
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Deepwater Horizon's Footprint Actually A 'Bathtub Ring'

Deepwater Horizon's Footprint Actually A 'Bathtub Ring'

Newsy (Oct. 28, 2014) The lasting legacy of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico can still be seen on the ocean floor. Video provided by Newsy
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Groundwater Drilling Causes Problems in Calif.

Groundwater Drilling Causes Problems in Calif.

AP (Sep. 24, 2014) Farmers in drought-stricken California are drilling more wells and extracting more groundwater to irrigate their crops, but experts say the increased pumping is causing land to sink and depleting underground water supplies. (Sept. 24) Video provided by AP
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Hard Times for Oysters in the Gulf of Mexico

Hard Times for Oysters in the Gulf of Mexico

AP (Aug. 11, 2014) Public oyster beds in the Gulf of Mexico are producing less than a third of the shellfish than before oil spewed from a BP well in 2010. But whether the spill is a cause is still under review by the Natural Resource Damage Assessment. (Aug. 11) Video provided by AP
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