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Green: Not Just the Color of Mexico's Christmas Trees

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December 3, 2013
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Getting ready for Christmas, people are seeking out "green" trees at sustainable tree farms outside Mexico City. Jeanne Yurman reports.


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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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California's Ancient Redwood Trees Under Attack

California's Ancient Redwood Trees Under Attack

AP (Apr. 13, 2014) — California forest managers are trying to stop chainsaw-wielding poachers who are targeting ancient redwood trees in national and state parks. The thieves are cutting off the trees' burls - knobby growths prized for their rich wood grains. (April 14) Video provided by AP
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Edible Algae Coming to a Rooftop Near You?

Edible Algae Coming to a Rooftop Near You?

AFP (Aug. 27, 2013) — On a hotel rooftop in Bangkok, dozens of barrels of green liquid bubble under the sun -- the latest innovation in urban farming. It may not look like it, but this green goo is an algae called spirulina -- a rich source of protein, antioxidants and nutrients.
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DNA Tool Brings Life to the Long Dead

DNA Tool Brings Life to the Long Dead

Reuters (May 9, 2013) — A new DNA-based research tool developed in Poland, could help forensic specialists identify dead bodies which have either decomposed or been mutilated beyond recognition. The HIrisPlex (pron: Hirisplex) system has already been used to reveal the hair and eye color from ancient human remains, but could be just as useful in modern criminal investigations as well.
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