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Wild Things: Crackdown on Menu for China's Animal Eaters

Wild Things: Crackdown on Menu for China's Animal Eaters

AFP (July 7, 2014) Snakes are among the rare wildlife on sale in markets and restaurants in China despite courts being ordered to jail those who eat endangered species. Duration 00:48 Video provided by AFP
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Threatened Animals from the Book of Genesis

Threatened Animals from the Book of Genesis

Odyssey Networks (June 9, 2014) The EPA recently announced its most aggressive plan ever to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the United States: 30% by 2030. Cutting the poisonous greenhouse gas is the first of three objectives outlined in Obama’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) and forms part of what Obama calls “a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted.” According to The Nature Conservancy, if climate change continues at its current rate, a quarter of the earth's species could be extinct by the year 2015. Video provided by Odyssey
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Firecrackers Used to Scare Foraging Elephants in India

Firecrackers Used to Scare Foraging Elephants in India

AFP (June 4, 2014) As the human population increases, conflicts with elephants in northeast India are on the rise as villagers and farmers encroach on the animal's natural habitat. Forest guards use firecrackers in an attempt to scare the animals away. Video provided by AFP
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Injured Wolf Pups Rescued From Alaska Forest Fire

Injured Wolf Pups Rescued From Alaska Forest Fire

Newsy (May 30, 2014) Firefighters found five orphaned wolf pups in an area stricken with a massive forest fire in Alaska. Those pups are being cared for at the Alaska Zoo. Video provided by Newsy
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