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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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Once-Blind Orangutan Returns to Indonesian Wild

Once-Blind Orangutan Returns to Indonesian Wild

AFP (Jan. 12, 2015) A once-blind female orangutan who regained her sight with surgery returns to the rainforests of Indonesia's Sumatra island, but with only one of her young twins, an environment group says. Duration: 01:30 Video provided by AFP
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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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Taking a Bite out of Chesapeake Invasive Species

Taking a Bite out of Chesapeake Invasive Species

AP (Nov. 12, 2014) Blue catfish are overwhelming the natural ecosystem in the Chesapeake Bay, home to Maryland's famous blue crabs. Local officials hope the promotion of a growing commercial market can help keep the invasive species under control. (Nov. 12) Video provided by AP
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