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Cloned Pashmina Goats Help India's Wool Industry

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September 11, 2013
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India is fighting back against cheap copies of its prized Pashmina shawls by cloning goats and patenting the quality wool to protect local producers.


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Newsy (Nov. 10, 2013) — Horticulturists successfully cloned 130-year-old sequoia planted by John Muir. The clone will help preserve the dying original sequoia.
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Amazing Visual Effects Show A Piece of Wool's Journey from Sheep to Sweater

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Buzz60 (Oct. 30, 2014) — A creative film uses stunning visual effects to follow the adventure a piece of wool takes from the sheep to your shoulders. Jen Markham has more. Video provided by Buzz60
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Llamas Keep Grass Cut at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Llamas Keep Grass Cut at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

AFP (Aug. 14, 2013) — Airplanes fly over the head of 25 llamas, donkeys, goats and sheep used to keep the grass cut at Chicago's O'Hare airport on August 13, 2013. The airport authority has hired the herd to help it maintain its sprawling grounds in order to keep wildlife away from the tarmac.
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Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Deutsche Welle (June 23, 2013) — Leftovers from the fish industry might become a valuable raw material in the future. A German company has developed a system for recycling shrimp shells and other fish waste to create oils for the food production industry. The oils are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent cardiovascular problems. The aim is to minimize waste from the fish-processing industry. Other potential leftovers are turned into a powder that is high in protein and may have anti-inflammatory properties.
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