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How Ford and Heinz Will Make Cars Out of Tomatoes This Summer

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TheStreet (June 10, 2014) — Ford and Heinz are teaming up to find a new use for tomatoes: car parts. Together, the automaker and food processing company plan to fund research to explore the use of tomato fiber as a sustainable bio-plastic material for use in vehicle manufacturing. Researchers are currently testing the durability of dried tomato skins for use in wiring brackets within the hood or as a storage bin in the center console. Use of the food processing byproduct would fulfil Ford’s goal of reducing the use of petrochemicals in its manufacturing process. Already, Ford has integrated the use of other recycled and bio-based materials including coconuts, cotton, rice hulls and soy. Video provided by TheStreet
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Kenya Rothschild Giraffe Species Recovering

Kenya Rothschild Giraffe Species Recovering

National Geographic (Feb. 1, 2008) — In Kenya, Rothschild giraffes begin to walk away from the brink of extinction with the help of a local family that has taken in seven of these elegant creatures. Hoping to introduce the two youngest females to suitable mates, the family embarks on the difficult and dangerous task of moving the giraffes to a protected park 80 miles away.
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Australian Parrot Species Close to Extinction

Australian Parrot Species Close to Extinction

AP (Feb. 15, 2012) — One of Australia's rarest birds is edging closer to extinction. The population in the wild of the orange-bellied parrot has plummeted to 21 birds, including just eight females, according to conservationists.
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Lesbian Penguin Couple Finds Happiness at Israeli Zoo

Lesbian Penguin Couple Finds Happiness at Israeli Zoo

AFP (Dec. 20, 2013) — Zoo employees in Israel have discovered that a couple of African penguins in love are actually two females building a nest together.
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