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Vietnam Rice Boom Piles Pressure on Farmers and the Environment

Vietnam Rice Boom Piles Pressure on Farmers and the Environment

AFP (Mar. 29, 2015) Vietnam's drive to become the world's leading rice exporter is pushing farmers in the fertile Mekong Delta to the brink, say experts, with mounting costs to the environment. Duration: 02:35 Video provided by AFP
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South LA Fast Food Ban Backfires

South LA Fast Food Ban Backfires

Newsy (Mar. 19, 2015) South Los Angeles banned fast food restaurants in the area in 2008, but a new study shows fast food consumption has gone up. Video provided by Newsy
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Guinea Salt Producers Switch to Making Solar Salt

Guinea Salt Producers Switch to Making Solar Salt

AFP (Mar. 18, 2015) For years salt producers in coastal Guinea have relied on burning mangrove wood to extract salt from salt brine. But a new technique that uses the sun and wind is helping producers to make more cost-effective, sustainable salt. Duration: 02:09 Video provided by AFP
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Horse Dung Has Scientists on Scent of Antibiotic Success

Horse Dung Has Scientists on Scent of Antibiotic Success

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 16, 2015) The key to creating the next generation of antibiotics could lie in horse dung. That's according to researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bonn who have produced copsin, an antibiotic protein compound, in the common inky cap mushroom that grows in manure. Jim Drury reports. Video provided by Reuters
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