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Trees Could Save More Than 850 Lives Each Year

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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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Brazil's Pantanal Wetlands in the Heart of Europe

Brazil's Pantanal Wetlands in the Heart of Europe

EFE (Aug. 10, 2012) — Adelheid lives in Switzerland, 9000 kilometers from Cuiaba, the capital of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. The seven-year-old wants to be a biologists and has just discovered that her hamster has a distant large cousin called the capibara that lives in the Pantanal. Rather than traveling to Brazil, the Swiss girl has visited Zurich's zoo, where a much smaller version of the wetlands has been built.
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Two Giant Turtles Split After 115 Years Together

Two Giant Turtles Split After 115 Years Together

Buzz60 (June 13, 2012) — Bibi and Poldi, two Giant Turtles at an Austrian zoo, are calling it quits after a 115 year relationship. The pair has been together their whole lives but they've become violent towards each other, causing zookeepers to keep them apart. Gillian Pensavalle thinks they gave it a good shot and we should respect their privacy during this emotional time.
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