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A new study out from the University of Melbourne says koala bears hug trees to stay cool during hot weather. Video provided by Newsy


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Citizen Census Takers Join Australia's Great Koala Count

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Reuters (Nov. 18, 2013) — Australian ecologists have recruited teams of citizen-scientists to help count koalas in New South Wales and Queensland. The iconic marsupial is listed as vulnerable in both states, but through programmes like the Great Koala Count, the researchers hope to keep track of the animals so they can better protect them. Rob Muir reports.
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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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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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Fight to Save Dozens of Whales in New Zealand

Fight to Save Dozens of Whales in New Zealand

AP (Jan. 24, 2012) — Volunteers work to save 40 stranded whales on Farewell Spit in New Zealand where 36 have already died. The pilot whales are ending up trapped on a beach, with people scrambling to keep them cool and wet until the next tide.
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