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Eagles Make Winter Home in Michigan Power Plant

Eagles Make Winter Home in Michigan Power Plant

AP (Feb. 19, 2014) Nearly 200 eagles are spending the winter at a power plant along the shore of Lake Erie in Michigan. The birds are drawn to the factory's warm water discharge that's teeming with tasty fish as well as the seclusion of the wooded area nearby. (Feb. 19) Video provided by AP
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Brazilian Inventor Sows Seeds for Farmers' Success

Brazilian Inventor Sows Seeds for Farmers' Success

Reuters (Jan. 12, 2014) A Brazilian agronomist and entrepreneur has developed a seed-planting system that promises to significantly boost the productivity of small farms. With a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mateus Marrafon is testing his design in the hopes of eventually commercializing it for use in developing nations around the world. Tara Cleary has more.
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Okinawan Plant Holds Promise of Elixir of Youth

Okinawan Plant Holds Promise of Elixir of Youth

AFP (Dec. 20, 2013) A scientist from the Japanese island of Okinawa claims he knows the secret behind the historic longevity of his people: a traditional plant extract known locally as 'getto'.
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Seeded Paper Solution to Christmas Wrapping Waste

Seeded Paper Solution to Christmas Wrapping Waste

Reuters (Dec. 13, 2013) A British start-up believes it has the answer to the problem of paper waste at Christmas time. Last year, an estimated 227,000 miles of wrapping paper was wasted in Britain alone, but the company says their biodegradable wrapping paper implanted with vegetable seeds is an environmentally responsible alternative that continues to give even when Christmas is over. Jim Drury has more.
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