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Grinch Not Only `Rotter' at Christmas Time

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December 2, 2013
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Christmas tree farmers fighting root rot may have found a hardy substitute. The Turkish fir is similar to Fraser fir and hails from the birthplace of Old Saint Nick himself. (Dec. 2)


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Potted Christmas Trees Make a Greener Holiday in France

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AFP (Dec. 15, 2012) — A Christmas tree that's a bit greener. That's the idea behind eco-friendly holiday trees that are replanted after use. A farmer in central France opened his reusable Christmas tree farm this year and is hoping the concept takes off.
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Sanctuary Offers Orphaned Elephants a Chance in Life

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AFP (Dec. 19, 2012) — Conservationists say poaching has reached critical levels. At the only orphanage for elephants whose parents have been killed for their ivory, staff want more people around the world to adopt a baby pachyderm for Christmas.
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Cheetah Robot a Model of Speed and Efficiency

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Reuters (May 21, 2013) — The cheetah is not only the world's fastest land animal, it is also one of the most energy efficient, expending only what it needs to survive. It's that efficiency that engineers at MIT are working to emulate in a robotic cheetah, already clocked as the second fast robot ever developed.
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