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Rare Spider Shuts Down $15M Texas Construction Project

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September 14, 2012
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A rare spider shut down a $15 million highway construction project in Texas.


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AP (Nov. 1, 2013) — A major oyster reef restoration project is underway off the Texas coast, using 93,000 tons of Missouri limestone. The $5.4 million, two-phase project is intended to revitalize the ecosystem and provide a natural hurricane barrier.
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Farming Revolution in South Africa

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Deutsche Welle (Feb. 20, 2012) — A new project in South Africa is taking organic waste that would otherwise be left to simply decay in garbage dumps and processing it in a special facility belonging to the South African company Reliance. There, it is converted it into microbiological compost. The project prevents some 100,000 tons of methane gas being emitted into the atmosphere each year. In addition, the compost helps to improve the quality of the soil, makes plants more robust and helps farmers cut down on the use of pesticides. It's also helping South Africa tackle one of its biggest problems: the massive use of chemical fertilizers in the country has made the ground infertile, caused soil erosion and led to contaminated water.
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Scientists Battle to Save Orchid at the Edge of Extinction

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Reuters (Nov. 11, 2013) — A team of scientists in Australia are collaborating on a mission to save one of the world's rarest plants - an orchid species of which there are believed to be only two in existence.So vulnerable is the species of Caladenia spider orchid, that the team won't reveal its name or location in the wild as they try to rehabilitate it in a controlled environment. Rob Muir reports.
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How to Make a Spider Web

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Parenting (Sep. 18, 2012) — Shawn Bean shows how to make a spider web.
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