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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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California's Ancient Redwood Trees Under Attack

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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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Seeded Paper Solution to Christmas Wrapping Waste

Seeded Paper Solution to Christmas Wrapping Waste

Reuters (Dec. 13, 2013) — A British start-up believes it has the answer to the problem of paper waste at Christmas time. Last year, an estimated 227,000 miles of wrapping paper was wasted in Britain alone, but the company says their biodegradable wrapping paper implanted with vegetable seeds is an environmentally responsible alternative that continues to give even when Christmas is over. Jim Drury has more.
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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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