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Trees Could Save More Than 850 Lives Each Year

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July 27, 2014
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A national study conducted by the USDA Forest Service found that trees collectively save more than 850 lives on an annual basis. Video provided by Newsy


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"Golden Rice" Galvanizes Both Sides of Philippines Food Fight

"Golden Rice" Galvanizes Both Sides of Philippines Food Fight

Reuters (Aug. 20, 2013) — The long-running debate over genetically modified rice in the Philippines has intensified, with farmers warning of damage to their livelihoods if so-called "Golden Rice" is allowed to be commercially grown, while scientists argue it could save lives. The issue is now back in the headlines as both sides prepare for a government evaluation, that could determine its future. Ben Gruber has more.
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Over 2,000 Nepalese Tree-Huggers Set New World Record

Over 2,000 Nepalese Tree-Huggers Set New World Record

AFP (June 5, 2014) — More than two thousand people hug trees in a park outside Nepal's capital Kathmandu to claim a new record on World Environment Day. Video provided by AFP
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3D Laser Mapping 'Weighs' Trees

3D Laser Mapping 'Weighs' Trees

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 14, 2015) — A laser scanning technique is being developed by scientists to 3D map the structure of trees in order to determine the biomass and carbon stocks in forests more accurately than by other methods. The authors of the study hope their research will provide better understanding of the role of forests in reducing man-made CO2 emissions and give an effective framework for climate policymakers. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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