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Ebola Inflicts Heavy Toll on Guinean Potato Trade

Ebola Inflicts Heavy Toll on Guinean Potato Trade

AFP (Oct. 30, 2014) — The Ebola epidemic has seen Senegal and Guinea Bissau close its borders with Guinea and the economic consequences have started to be felt, especially in Fouta Djallon, where the renowned potato industry has been hit hard. Duration: 02:01 Video provided by AFP
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California Drought Impacting Birds and Sushi

California Drought Impacting Birds and Sushi

AP (Oct. 29, 2014) — California's drought is taking a bite out of the state's $5 billion rice industry, which supplies premium grains to nearly all U.S sushi restaurants. The drought is also affecting migratory birds that depend on flooded rice fields for habitat. (Oct. 29) Video provided by AP
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“Plan Bee” Creates Buzz Around Chile's Struggling Bee Population

“Plan Bee” Creates Buzz Around Chile's Struggling Bee Population

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 27, 2014) — INTRO: An environmental group in Chile has started a campaign to save bees by establishing refuge reserves and promoting urban flower planting. Bee populations in Chile and around the world have plummetted in recent years due to a phenomona called "Colony Collapse Disorder" which scientists say has the potential to wipeout the pollinating insects. Tara Cleary reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Cocoa Could Be As Good For Memory As It Is For A Sweet Tooth

Cocoa Could Be As Good For Memory As It Is For A Sweet Tooth

Newsy (Oct. 27, 2014) — Researchers have come up with another reason why dark chocolate is good for your health. A substance in the treat can reportedly help with memory. Video provided by Newsy
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